Beyond Brexit, there has been little discussion of domestic policy over the past few years – except when it comes to climate change. Almost every prominent Cabinet Minister has now endorsed greener policymaking, and the outgoing prime minister Theresa May has even passed landmark legislation targeting net-zero UK carbon emissions by 2050. It’s clear the green agenda and more recently the Extinction Rebellion movement has had a huge effect on UK politics.
Last month The Spectator hosted its first Energy Summit chaired by Andrew Neil. The event formed part of a wider ongoing partnership with our Energy partners National Grid seeking to widen the debate about the future of the UK’s energy sector. This year’s event sought to bring focus to the challenges ahead in creating a low carbon economy.