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The UK’s next crisis?

Hardly anyone under 50 can remember the last time the UK had less energy than it needed.  Power cuts in the 1970s, were the result of the dispute between the miners and the Heath government.  And while disruptive, the introduction of the “three-day-week” gave a degree of stability, allowing businesses …

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Two States – One Political Crisis

We tend to view events through the personalities of those involved.  Is George Osborne a bumbling economic illiterate or an evil genius?  Is Iain Duncan Smith a scrounger, a sadist or a full-blown psychopath?  Did Labour elect the wrong Miliband? In truth, public personas are more often shaped by events and circumstances.  …

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Whatever your views on climate change, this is INSANE!

If you are someone who believes that climate change is some kind of liberal conspiracy, you will be delighted by the energy policies being pursued by Britain’s Tory government.  Not only have they decided to abolish the subsidies on wind and solar power (as well as tightening the planning laws to …

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Volkswagen, emissions and diminishing returns

The Volkswagen emissions scandal looks like becoming the car industry equivalent of the Libor and Forex scandals in banking.  According to European campaign group Transport and Environment, cheating on emissions tests is widespread across the car industry and applies to both petrol and diesel engines.  The group claim that there …

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