Tag: Fuel crisis

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The commitments of COP26 seem to have been forgotten in the rush to approve new oil and gas fields, ostensibly justified by the need for energy security. On June 1st the Fossil Fuel Non Proliferation Treaty organisation (FFNPT) published the report Fuelling Failure, How oil, gas and coal are driving climate change and sabotaging the…

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UBI Center is a think tank whose mission is “To make universal basic income the world’s most thoroughly researched economic policy“. They have just published (23rd April) a blog discussing their analysis of carbon pricing with dividends in the UK and the results won’t surprise anyone in CCL. They start by pointing out that the…

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Fuel Poverty Action campaigns against the shocking levels of fuel poverty in the UK (the highest in Western Europe) and the energy industry policies and failure to adequately improve housing stock which exacerbate fuel poverty. Its latest campaign, #EnergyForAll was reported on by Polly Toynbee in the Guardian on the 21st April.   This is the…

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The crisis caused by the war in Ukraine has prompted the Government to rejig its energy policy in order to increase energy security by reducing the need for imported fuel. This rethink could have been an opportunity to move away from the use of gas as our base load fuel and stick to our commitments…

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The fuel price crisis is a very real problem for our country. It could however be a springboard for a thorough overhaul of the energy system. The government could use the opportunity to follow the example of other European countries currently implementing Climate Income, as it had considered last year. The impact of the likely…

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The current fuel crisis is creating problems for governments in the UK and Europe. The conundrum is based on the combination of underlying energy costs, environmental taxation, poverty alleviation and climate policy all overlapping in a non-aligned mix. Finding a solution that keeps advocates of each policy and it’s raison d’etre supportive is challenging. Here…

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The Centre for Policy Studies was set up in the 1970s by supporters of Margaret Thatcher such as Sir Keith Joseph. It has remained highly influential amongst Conservative politicians ever since and many UK government policies have started life as proposals from the CPS. So, when we heard that they were investigating carbon pricing, we…