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Why environmentalism is conservative

Last week saw the re-launch of the Conservative Environment Network, an international initiative to promote conservative approaches to solving the world’s most challenging environmental problems. The timing could not have been better, as recent flooding has reminded us here in … Continue reading

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The Green Deal: making the conservative case

The week after the Green Deal was introduced, YouGov found that nearly 40 per cent of people had heard of it. I think that’s pretty good going for a government policy that doesn’t tell you much from its name, and … Continue reading

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Blindly protecting the countryside is not sustainable

The development of our green belt and countryside areas is back on the table, as the government casts around (perhaps a little haplessly) for ways to kick new life into Plan A. I grew up in prime green belt country … Continue reading

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Governments mustn’t be driven by a single agenda

I am casting my mind back a bit but I seem to remember that no expansion at Heathrow was the first concrete pledge that David Cameron made when he was first elected party leader. It was simple, straightforward and had … Continue reading

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Could this be an exciting era for solar energy?

Tomorrow, the Department of Energy and Climate Change is in the Court of Appeal regarding the recent changes to the Feed in Tariff. This has been the most challenging few weeks to date in the life of the nascent UK … Continue reading

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