The battle to succeed David Cameron is set to get serious. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
The battle to succeed David Cameron is set to get serious. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

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…

Brexit aftermath: Fall in pound could drive up bills 

We did, y’know, mention this would happen.

Comment: What might a “Brexit government” mean for the environment

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: 

Guardian: Brexit puts UK climate commitment in doubt 

Climate home: UK climate plans in the balance 

Grist: What Brexit could mean for the climate globally (quite a bit)

To science in general: 

Nat Geo: Why Brexit is freaking out so many scientists (climate, and research generally)

Or as Gizmodo put it: British scientists are flipping out about Brexit 

And actually just the environment as a whole:

Qz: Brexit could mean the UK is no longer bound by the EU’s environmental laws (like we, um, mentioned) 

And the economy: 

FT: Brexit means uncertain future for  infrastructure projects

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.

Business Green: What all this panic means for the green economy (it’s, um, looking to move) 

But have no fear, the green movement is here with it’s usual stock of boundless optimism (what choice does it have).

FOE’s Craig Bennet explains how we can make Brexit work for the environment. 

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)

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