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21st Feb 2014
Damian Kahya

The UK finance minister, George Osborne, has confirmed that he agrees with the vast majority of scientists and “believes that climate change is happening, and is caused by human beings".

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13th Feb 2014
Damian Kahya

Homes that the government claims will be better protected from flooding could find themselves at greater risk because their defence level has not been raised, according to an analysis by Energydesk.

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11th Feb 2014
Graham Thompson

Graham Thompson investigates the conundrum which isn't - can we have floods and droughts.

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15th Nov 2013
Damian Kahya
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As far as excuses go the near-meltdown of one of your larger nuclear power stations might seem a good way to get out of your international climate obligations - but does it stack up. 

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17th Oct 2013
Damian Kahya
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10th Oct 2013
Dr Doug Parr

As has often been the case recently, announcements about rises in fuel bills – in this case from SSE -are accompanied by much grandstanding about what and who or what is to blame.

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12th Aug 2013
Damian Kahya
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26th Jul 2013
Jordan Nadian
The UK’s green goods and services market increased by 4.7% to £128bn during 2011-12, according to figures released by the Department for Business Education and Skills. The report states that 940,000 people are currently employed in the sector - but what's actually covered?
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18th Jul 2013
Jordan Nadian
A report commissioned by DECC into the impact of unconventional gas on UK gas prices is causing quite a stir in the press. The research performed by Navigant develops a high price, low price and base case model for UK gas prices. It suggests in its “low price scenario” that gas prices could fall to 50p/therm.
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4th Jul 2013
Damian Kahya
Gas bills to heat your home will rise by around £250 in seven years simply because the government wants to make sure they keep pace with the rising cost of electricity. That is the almost entirely evidence-free claim made by the Taxpayers Alliance and sold to The Mail and The Telegraph.