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David Cameron articles

Kudos to Cameron for his carbon-cutting clarity

Chimney emitting pollution at Conesville power plant

The long-awaited decision to retain the fourth carbon budget provides investors with some much needed certainty, now government and business must deliver on it

22 Jul 2014

Has Cameron quietly downgraded his government’s climate change minister?


DECC insists change from minister of state for climate change to undersecretary of state for climate change 'doesn't make any difference' to government's approach

16 Jul 2014

Greenpeace targets David Cameron's home in latest fracking protest

Greenpeace activists stage fracking protest outside David Camerons home in Oxfordshire

Campaigners erect fence around the Prime Minister's country residence and declare: 'We apologise for any inconvenience we may cause while we frack under your home'

04 Jun 2014

Where is the Tories' alternative decarbonisation strategy?

In responding to the UKIP threat by attacking wind farms, the Conservatives risk ending up with an incoherent energy strategy

28 Apr 2014

Cameron's proposed wind farm ban is costly, statist, and probably unworkable?

Given the government is already cutting subsidies for onshore wind farms and enforcing tough planning rules, there is no case for a blanket ban on development

07 Apr 2014

Fresh details emerge of proposed Tory onshore wind farm ‘ban'

Guardian reports post-2020 crackdown on onshore wind energy increasingly likely to feature in Conservative election manifesto

07 Apr 2014

Tories plan new attack on windfarms

David Cameron considers 2015 manifesto commitment to curb onshore turbines, but Nick Clegg says Lib Dems will block it from coalition programme

02 Apr 2014

Renewables not fracking is the best answer to energy security

Donna Hume questions David Cameron's claims that shale gas offers Europe a chance to reduce its dependence on oil and gas imports from Russia

27 Mar 2014

David Cameron's EU performance tomorrow is more important to the UK's future than the Budget

Matthew Spencer and Nick Mabey argue the really critical long term policy signals for the green economy will not be found in the Chancellor's red box

19 Mar 2014

Cameron offers £45m funding boost for climate-tackling "internet of things"

Prime Minister: Internet of Things promises "huge transformative development" that will save energy, boost productivity and help address climate change

10 Mar 2014

Chief execs call on Cameron to end carbon budget uncertainty

Top execs at Shell, Unilever, BT, EDF Energy, and Kingfisher amongst those urging Prime Minister to leave the fourth carbon budget alone

06 Mar 2014

Government's own green goals at risk, as energy efficiency scandal worsens

Andrew Warren, director of the Association for the Conservation of Energy, reveals how the government's energy efficiency blind spot has now hit Whitehall's own energy-saving efforts

04 Mar 2014

Business leaders demand "far-sighted" climate response

Bosses from 11 top companies write to FT, calling on all political parties to "demonstrate their commitment to creating a low-carbon economy"

27 Feb 2014

Cameron warns climate change is one of biggest threats facing world

Prime Minister and Labour leader battle it out over who is more committed to curbing greenhouse gas emissions

26 Feb 2014

Cameron fleshes out new flood response schemes

Detailed plan published setting out how government plans to deliver funding commitments to flood-hit homes and businesses

21 Feb 2014

Miliband calls on government to give flood victims council tax break

Cameron responds with government commitment to fund councils that give council tax rebates to people whose homes have been flooded

19 Feb 2014

UK floods: Downing Street to hold clear-up summit with insurers

Flood clear-up summit comes amid fears over costs for those left out of 'Flood Re' scheme as PM faces plunging approval ratings

18 Feb 2014

Flood hit businesses offered £10m compensation package

David Cameron confirms new support measure that will offer around £2,500 to flooded small businesses

17 Feb 2014

Political row over climate impacts escalates as flood waters continue to rise

Ed Davey to launch attack on "climate change-denying... wilfully ignorant, head-in-the-sand, nimby-ist conservatism"

13 Feb 2014

Cameron promises help for flood-hit businesses

New tax deferral scheme proposed for businesses facing clean-up costs, as Prime Minister faces fresh criticism over Environment Agency job cuts

12 Feb 2014

Cameron: Climate change is a serious threat

Prime Minister says government will spend "whatever it takes" to support flood relief effort, but ducks questions on climate scepticism and flood budgets

11 Feb 2014

UK floods: David Cameron tells ministers to stop the blame game

Prime minister's warning to cabinet comes as flooding threatens yet more homes

11 Feb 2014

Why Cameron is wrong to get so defensive about flooding

The government's response to warnings tough choices need to be made on flood protection reveals how dysfunctional its climate adaptation efforts have become

07 Feb 2014

Cameron promises £100m for flooding clean-up as Labour attacks government response

Prime minister vows to do "whatever is required" to help people in flood-hit areas as government's "slow" response is forced into the spotlight

05 Feb 2014

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