• Climate Doubts Threaten To Undermine David Cameron’s Green Pledges

    • Date: 20/01/10

    The next generation of Conservative MPs place climate change at the bottom of their list of priorities, a survey has found. The results cast doubt over David Cameron insistence that the environment remains a policy priority. “Reducing Britain’s carbon footprint” was rated the lowest of 19 possible priorities for a Conservative government in a poll […]

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  • David Cameron Faces Climate Rebellion

    • Date: 19/01/10

    David Cameron was given a stark warning yesterday that his enthusiasm for green policies is unlikely to be shared by the coming influx of Tory MPs. A poll of the 240 Conservative candidates best placed to win seats at the election found most ranked tackling climate change as their lowest priority. Reducing Britain’s soaring deficit […]

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  • Tory Candidates Sent On Green ‘Re-Education’ Course

    • Date: 19/01/10

    Ten Conservative election candidates were sent on a green “re-education” day by Steve Hilton, the Tories’ head of strategy. The move came amid evidence that party leader David Cameron’s enthusiasm for a climate-change agenda is not shared by many Conservatives. The scientific event last week in Whitehall, organised by a think-tank called Green Alliance, featured […]

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  • Met Office Computer Accused Of ‘Warm Bias’ By BBC Weatherman

    • Date: 17/01/10

    A BBC weather forecaster has suggested that the Met Office’s super-computer has a ‘warm bias’ which has stopped it predicting bitterly cold spells like the one we have just endured. Paul Hudson said the error may have crept into the computer’s climate model as a result of successive years of milder weather. His claim was […]

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  • UK Government: Living In A Green Dream World

    • Date: 15/01/10
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    UN talks in Mexico at the end of this year are likely to produce the legally binding climate change treaty that eluded negotiators in Copenhagen, according to the UK’s climate change secretary of state. He also said that he believes the EU will increase its 2020 emission reduction target to a 30% cut below 1990 […]

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  • CBI Warning: Unilateral Climate Policy Undermines British Industry

    • Date: 11/01/10

    The U.K. is only on track to meet its self-imposed greenhouse gas reduction targets because of the recession, a panel of lawmakers from the nation’s three main political parties said. The Environmental Audit Committee said Britain should step up efforts to reach an international agreement on capping emissions of heat-trapping gases and ensure they peak […]

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  • Green Hell Britain: Poor and Elderly Face Fuel Bill Disaster

    • Date: 10/01/10
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    Millions of families are facing financial disaster as Britain’s big freeze leads to record fuel bills. Average costs for January alone are set to soar 52 per cent from last year’s £156 to £237 – leaving many elderly and poor unable to pay. Mark Todd, of price comparison website Energyhelpline.co.uk, warned: “This is a ticking timebomb […]

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  • UK Freeze May Kill Up To 60,000

    • Date: 10/01/10

    As Britain’s winter of discontent threatened a fresh wave of blizzards and freezing temperatures last night, Gordon Brown stood accused of failing to protect the nation. With up to 60,000 deaths predicted because of the relentless cold and the country’s major roads facing a gritting crisis, Downing Street was heavily criticised for the widespread chaos. Conservative […]

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