Onshore wind farm restrictions continue to stifle Britain's renewable energy potential

Despite Boris Johnson's newfound enthusiasm for offshore wind farms, the UK risks going backwards on wind power capacity.

Rebecca Windemer, Postdoctoral Fellow in Planning and Energy, Cardiff University • conversation
Oct. 12, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: boris-johnson renewable-energy wind-energy wind-farms conservative-party nimbyism onshore-wind

Boris Johnson promises a UK offshore wind revolution – but China holds the monopoly on vital 'rare earth' metals

China has a monopoly on rare earth metals, so where will the materials for the UK's wind revolution come from?

Allan Walton, Professor of Critical and Magnetic Materials, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: china boris-johnson uk-energy renewable-energy wind-farms offshore-wind rare-earth-elements

Boris Johnson: Wind farms to power every home by 2030

Boris Johnson will pledge £160m for building turbines as he promises to "build back greener".

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: wind-power boris-johnson wind conservative-party

Boris Johnson's newt-counting claim questioned

The PM is accused of inventing an allegation that wildlife rules are holding back house-building.

By Roger Harrabin • bbcnews
July 3, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: environment wildlife boris-johnson newts

Coronavirus: Four issues that have limited testing in the UK

There is spare testing capacity. Why isn't it being used?

Gina Yannitell Reinhardt, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex • conversation
May 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus boris-johnson uk

Coronavirus: huge effort by all the people needed in next phase of 'epic struggle'

The UK has reached the peak. Here's what the country needs to do now.

David Nabarro, Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus boris-johnson

Coronavirus: the UK must move from defensive to offensive

The UK has reached the peak. Here's what the country needs to do now.

David Nabarro, Co-Director of the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London • conversation
April 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus boris-johnson

Boris Johnson will be receiving the same special treatment other patients do in NHS intensive care

The fundamental ethos of the NHS is egalitarian.

Dominic Wilkinson, Consultant Neonatologist and Professor of Ethics, University of Oxford • conversation
April 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  ethics  boris-johnson  icu

Coronavirus: do governments ever truly listen to 'the science'?

More often than not, governments decide what 'the best available evidence' is.

Reiner Grundmann, Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University of Nottingham • conversation
April 3, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  boris-johnson  uk-government  science-policy

Coronavirus: the UK approach explained

Expert advice is divided on the best way to tackle COVID-19.

Tom Solomon, Director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections, and Professor of Neurology, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool • conversation
March 16, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  pandemic  social-distancing-and-coronavirus  new-coronavirus  boris-johnson

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