Obviously nobody has the first clue, nobody even knows if we’re going to Brexit right now, if we do nobody knows who the operative “we” is, but we’ll still try to keep you up to speed. Here’s where we’re at so far…
We did, y’know, mention this would happen.
Joe Sandler Clarke takes a look at the candidates for the top job and find out what they might do to the environment.
From other outlets:
Starting with climate:
To science in general:
And actually just the environment as a whole:
And the economy:
A new runway in south-east England, the sale of billions of pounds of Lloyds Banking Group shares, the rescue of Tata Steel UK and a new nuclear power plant are among the UK government’s projects thrown into doubt by the EU referendum – the FT reports.
But have no fear, the green movement is here with it’s usual stock of boundless optimism (what choice does it have).
There is other news you know, and here it is:
Air pollution: Kills millions, will need trillions in investment to fix
Air pollution will continue rising in the next decades unless nations around the world invest trillions in cleaner energy and emissions controls, the International Energy Agency said (Bloomberg).
The Guardian notes the emphasis on government action claiming the global air pollution crisis killing more than 6 million people a year must be tackled by governments as a matter of urgency and not just left to the private sector- according to the study.
Of course, in the UK all the rules on air pollution come from the EU… sorry, this is the non brexit section right? Sorry.
Nuclear: Russian nuclear giant suffers from ties to Kremlin
Various sources report Reuters analysis on how deal after deal for Rosatom has collapsed in Europe, where individual countries and the European Union as a whole consider it a priority to reduce dependency on Russian energy, and relations have deteriorated over Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine.
Of course, post-brexit the UK may struggle to implement it’s current nuclear plans which depend on French state owned firm EDF and may need, instead, to turn towards the Russian energy gia… sorry (again).
Renewables: Grid warns that balancing demand could cost an extra £2bn
Reports the Telegraph. Of course, costs likely to rise if Brexit has impact on inter-connector projects, European energy trading (you’re not even trying now – ed)