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  • Osborne 'drops opposition' to carbon curbs

    George Osborne has backed down on plans to weaken measures to deal with climate change. The Chancellor had sought to make changes to the UK’s latest carbon budget, which sets limits on greenhouse gas emissions, amid fears of the impact on business. The Financial Times reported this morning that Mr Osborne had conceded...

Agriculture

Sir Mark Walport: No scientific basis for fears on GM crops

Professor Sir Mark Walport said there was no scientific basis for fears about genetically modified crops. “I don’t think there’s any scientifically valid case and...

Animals

Labour: Truss flunks first test as Environment Secretary by going ahead with badger culls – Maria Eagle

Labour press release Maria Eagle MP, Labour’s Shadow Environment Secretary, responding to confirmation from the new Tory Environment Secretary, Liz Truss, that th...

Energy Policy

You're my first, my last, my Energy Secretary

 You're my first, my last, my Energy Secretary

Dim the lights and turn on some Barry White, Lib Dem Voice blogger Paul Walter has some tender words to whisper in the ear of the Secretary of State for Energy ">"On...

Energy Sources

Treasury: Danny Alexander confirms Grangemouth guarantee

Treasury press release Danny Alexander will today confirm that the Treasury will guarantee a £230m loan for Grangemouth petrochemical plant in Scotland to build E...

Environment

Bernard Jenkin: Bizarre to remove Owen Paterson from his post

Bernard Jenkin criticised the decision to replace Owen Paterson as Environment Secretary. “Reshuffles are not about policy and principle; they’re about presentati...

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