A smaller cut in wind power funding comes at the cost of a commitment to decades more of dirty and expensive gas.
The Chancellor appears intent on strangling one sector of the economy that is growing.
The required shift to a low-carbon and resource efficient economy over the coming decades will not be cheap, but the opportunities for economic growth and job creation are vast. In 2010, investment in low-carbon technology amounted to over £150bn worldwide.
At Labour party conference, the event was chaired by Jon Bernstein, Deputy Editor of the New Statesman. Jon was joined on the panel by: Meg Hillier MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; Luciana Berger MP, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change; Ed Gillespie, a Director at Sandbag and Director and co-founder of Futerra, a leading communications agency focussing solely on corporate responsibility; and Arne de Kock, Senior Commercial Manager at Shell. The Shell Springboard Finalist joining the panel was John Lewis, an experienced SME start-up consultant and Managing Director of 2D Heat Limited.
The event at the Liberal Democrat party conference event was chaired by Jon Bernstein, Deputy Editor of the New Statesman. He was joined on the panel by Lorely Burt MP, former Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and 2008 winner of the most business-friendly MP. Also on the panel was Kate Craig-Wood, a green ICT entrepreneur as Managing Director of Memset but also Chair of Intellect UK's climate change group; John MacArthur, Vice President of CO2 Policy at Shell who previously set up an entrepreneurial family business in the oil and gas industry; and Dean Curran of HiMag Solution Ltd, a worldwide leader in planar transformer technology and winner of the Shell Springboard programme in 2010.
"If you keep beating the anti-European drum, if you slaver over tax cuts for the rich, then you will
The panel at the Conservative party conference featured Greg Barker MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change and was chaired by Jon Bernstein, Deputy Editor of the New Statesman. Greg and Jon were joined by the UK’s Low Carbon Business ambassador Professor Julia King and John MacArthur, Vice President of CO2 Policy. Completing the panel was Stephen Voller, Chief Executive of Cella Energy Ltd and former Shell Springboard winner, who holds a wealth of experience in hydrogen fuel cell technologies.