10 Jan '18, 12am

Theresa May's environment speech: A 10 point green economy wish-list

May has to engage with the legitimate criticism of her climate policy programme and either explain it or promise to rectify it. She should provide more detail on how the government is going to beef up energy efficiency policy, and ideally explain why it wants to water down new rules for landlords. She should explain once and for all why the cheapest forms of new energy generation - onshore wind and solar farms - are being blocked when the planning system is perfectly well equipped to stop inappropriately sited projects. She should explain how a new runway at Heathrow is compatible with climate goals and what the government is doing to help curb aviation emissions. She should explain why the government wants to build a new fracking industry when we need to switch to cleaner sources of fuel as a matter of urgency. She should explain why it took Blue Planet 2 for the governme...

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