Climate change

Sir Paul Nurse

Nursing prejudice: how climate change activists are prisoners of their own politics

19 February 2013 15:07

Sir Paul Nurse, the Nobel laureate and President of the Royal Society, has been hitting out at global warming sceptics.…

"Shall I send a cheque to the House of Lords?" Letwin asked Lawson

How Oliver Letwin lost his Kyoto bet with Nigel Lawson

6 January 2013 13:09

Not that anyone has noticed, but the Kyoto Protocol expired on 31 December, with  carbon emissions up by 58pc over…

The COP18 climate change conference in Doha. Photo: Getty Images.

In Doha, a big green rent-seeking machine

9 December 2012 18:34

A couple of weeks ago the great global warming bandwagon coughed and spluttered to a halt in Doha, the latest…

Tata has announced 900 job cuts at steel plants across the UK. Image: Getty

Tata Steel’s job cuts, a tale of 2 press releases

23 November 2012 14:39

Today brings bad news that Tata Steel is to cut 900 jobs in the UK (at plants in South Wales,…

Unlocked: the BBC's policy makers. Photo: Getty Images.

Revealed: who decides the BBC’s climate change policy

13 November 2012 13:04

Just when you thought the BBC had no more scandals, Guido Fawkes has revealed what the Beeb tried very hard…

The other side of the BBC. As a taxpayer funded organisation, it must remain open about its operations. Photo: Getty Images.

Another BBC scandal: hiding their climate change agenda

11 November 2012 13:53

While the BBC struggles to deal with its recent bout of self-proclaimed ‘shoddy journalism’, there’s another ethical scandal simmering away. The simple…

The Liberal Democrats Hold Their Annual Party Conference

Danny Alexander’s real enemy

11 August 2012 17:22

Danny Alexander, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, is to drop his normally conciliatory voice to attack the Tories at…

Burbo Bank Wind Farm Now Fully Operational

The Treasury sides with the consumer over climate policy

23 July 2012 14:30

Tim Yeo is now posing as a friend of the consumer. Launching the latest report from the Energy and Climate Change Committee…


What fossil fuel subsidies?

18 June 2012 13:30

The environmental movement hasn’t responded well to the setbacks it has suffered seen since the failure of the Copenhagen climate…


Osborne versus wind farms

3 June 2012 14:30

Here’s a U-turn that we can all welcome: felling the wind farms. Matt Ridley described, in a Spectator cover story some while…



15 April 2012 9:45

It did not take long. Last month, Matt Ridley argued in a Spectator cover story that the wind farm agenda is…


The green squeeze

18 February 2012 16:57

Bjorn Lomborg’s article on why Germany is cutting back on its support for solar power is well worth reading and…


Lawson: Abolish DECC

8 February 2012 10:21

Did we need to replace Chris Huhne at all? Nigel Lawson, a former editor of The Spectator (amongst other things),…

The Climate Change Committee’s suspiciously opaque report

15 December 2011 15:30

The Climate Change Committee, a quango set up to advise the Government on its emissions targets, make a big claim…

Whatever Chris Huhne says, Durban hasn’t changed anything

12 December 2011 18:34

This morning the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) told us that the climate summit in Durban, which concluded…

Disappointment in Durban

5 December 2011 17:21

Will Durban break the cycle of climate change meetings that repeatedly disappoint those hoping to replace Kyoto with an upgraded…

Good news! Sea levels aren’t rising dangerously

1 December 2011 16:37

This week’s Spectator cover star Nils-Axel Mörner brings some good news to a world otherwise mired in misery: sea levels…

An open letter to Chris Huhne

25 November 2011 14:32

Earlier this year, the former head of the civil service, Lord Turnbull, wrote a pamphlet on climate change entitled The…

The policies behind your energy bills

15 November 2011 17:30

It may be a week old, but last Monday’s episode of Panorama really is worth putting half-an-hour aside for, if…

Osborne’s carbon conceits

3 October 2011 15:33

George Osborne told a Conservative Party increasingly wary of expensive climate policies that Britain needs to “cut [its] carbon emissions…

The green threat to growth

26 September 2011 16:03

Luciana Berger is a frequent speaker at this year’s conference and her creed is simple: tax energy use to tackle…

Tories hit back at Huhne and his policies

20 September 2011 18:34

Chris Huhne can always be guaranteed to grate. Several Conservatives have cracked wry smiles at the energy secretary’s comments about…

Huhne, the Lib Dems’ black comedian

20 September 2011 14:22

Today we got the black comedy follow up to Sarah Teather’s stand-up routine.  Chris Huhne is going to drive down…

Let Them Eat Carbon

16 September 2011 15:50

After a Spectator debate on climate change in March, Fraser Nelson wrote about whether or not we should try to engage in…

Huhne pooh-poohs rising energy bills as ‘nonsense’

10 July 2011 15:04

Chris Huhne was on the Andrew Marr show this morning. As you might expect on a day when the Sunday…