Posts Tagged “nuclear power”

Are the Greens to the Lib Dems what Ukip is to the Tories?

by Stephen Tall on July 8, 2014

“As Ukip is to the Tories, so can the Green party be to the Lib Dems.” That’s a sentence I wrote here, almost seven years ago, on 3rd November, 2007. In The Times, Sam Coates has looked at how the quiet rise of the Greens in recent months – the party polled just ahead of […]

Energy: What Lib Dem members think about the price freeze and new nuclear power station deal

by Stephen Tall on December 28, 2013

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum  to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Some 750 party members responded – thank you – and we’re publishing the full results. Would you support or oppose the following policies…? 64% oppose energy price […]

Trident: it’s déjà vu all over again

by Stephen Tall on October 30, 2012

The latest flurry of excitement about the Trident nuclear deterrent — as the Daily Mail puts it with typical tabloid restraint: Tories and LibDems at war over contract to build Trident sub: £350m deal is jumping the gun, warns Clegg — is one of those stories which pops up twice a year. The last time […]

LibLink: Ed Davey – Out of the Shadows

by Stephen Tall on March 18, 2012

The Lib Dems’ newest cabinet minister Edward Davey, secretary of state for energy and climate change, is the subject of an extensive profile in the latest issue of The House magazine, re-printed on PoliticsHome. And it sounds like he couldn’t be much happier: “This is the thing I wanted to do – it’s my dream […]

Huhne pledges to do ‘the right thing’ as he commits to nuclear power

by Stephen Tall on October 15, 2011

This week saw Lib Dem energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne make a major speech to the Royal Society on the future of nuclear power, with the Coalition committed to a series of new reactors adjacent to existing sites. The Coalition’s policy has long been trailed — a year ago, Chris put forward his […]

Lib Dem MPs set to rebel over ‘back-door’ nuclear power subsidy

by Stephen Tall on July 2, 2011

‘Liberal Democrats have long opposed any new nuclear construction. Conservatives, by contrast, are committed to allowing the replacement of existing nuclear power stations provided that they are subject to the normal planning process for major projects (under a new National Planning Statement), and also provided that they receive no public subsidy.’ So declares the Coalition […]

Lib Dem members survey: majority back nuclear power as part of UK’s energy mix

by Stephen Tall on April 27, 2011

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of various political issues, the Coalition, and the performance of key party figures. Over 530 party members have responded, and we’re publishing the full results this week. Almost 60% of Lib Dem members back nuclear power LDV asked: Do you […]

LDV survey: 68% of Lib Dem members back nuclear as party of UK’s energy mix

by Stephen Tall on August 28, 2010

Lib Dem Voice has polled our members-only forum to discover what Lib Dem members think of a variety of key issues, and what you make of the Lib Dems’ and Government’s performance to date. Almost 600 party members have responded, and we’ll be publishing the full results of our survey in the next few days. […]

NEW POLL: Should nuclear power be part of the UK’s energy mix?

by Stephen Tall on August 9, 2010

Climate change and energy secretary Chris Huhne was on Radio 4 this morning with what will have been, for many Lib Dems, a surprise announcement: that the Lib Dem / Conservative coalition government is fully behind the opening of a new nuclear power station in eight years’ time. Arguing in favour of in favour of […]

Horwood: coalition deal on nuclear power creates possible “win-win situation” for Lib Dems

by Stephen Tall on June 11, 2010

Part of the coalition deal between the Lib Dems and Conservatives allowed for Nick Clegg and colleagues to abstain on three key issues which divide the parties – raising student tuition fees, the Tories’ marriage tax allowance, and nuclear power. However, written into the agreement, too, was the pledge that no new nuclear power station […]