Set A Proper Energy Policy – And Then Leave It Alone

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The UK government’s 2014 Budget, the last before next year’s general election, was billed as one in which the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the UK finance minister, couldn’t afford to play politics, because of the continued need for austerity in the UK.

Yet in its approach to environmental issues, George Osborne’s speech was relentlessly short-termist and populist in a way that was detrimental to the longer term health and sustainability of the economy. Read more