Alok Sharma

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Sunak set to end ban on new onshore windfarms in face of Tory rebellion
Deal reached that paves way for communities in England to authorise projects without unanimous support

Aubrey Allegretti and Helena Horton

06, Dec, 2022 @7:31 PM

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Cumbria coalmine plan is ‘backward step’, says Alok Sharma
Tory party’s most respected figure on climate says mine will damage UK’s international reputation as well as environment

Fiona Harvey and Toby Helm

03, Dec, 2022 @5:46 PM

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Alok Sharma backs bid to lift ban on onshore windfarms in England
Tory MP becomes latest member of party to get behind push to drop moratorium with reports Michael Gove also supports move

Harry Taylor

26, Nov, 2022 @10:42 PM

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Fear of backsliding on Glasgow pledges dominates Cop27
Tentative drafts are emerging but some countries appear to be seeking to water down commitments agreed last year

Fiona Harvey and Nina Lakhani in Sharm El-Sheikh and Damian Carrington in London

15, Nov, 2022 @5:48 PM

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Limit of 1.5C global heating is at risk, Alok Sharma warns at Cop27
Previous summit’s president tells ministers no ‘backsliding’ must be allowed over climate crisis ‘red line’

Fiona Harvey in Sharm el-Sheikh

14, Nov, 2022 @6:33 PM

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Who has Boris Johnson nominated for peerages?
Ex-PM has selected more than a dozen of his closest allies to head to the Lords. Here are some of the key figures

Aletha Adu Political correspondent

08, Nov, 2022 @7:26 PM

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The Guardian view on Rishi Sunak’s Cop27 trip: placing the planet on a road to hell | Editorial
Editorial: Britain had said its aim was to ‘keep 1.5C alive’. The prime minister seems to want it dead

Editorial

07, Nov, 2022 @7:21 PM

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HS2 could face review as Tories look to plug budget, says Michael Gove
Liz Truss’s investment zones also suggested as likely savings target, amid reports energy windfall tax will be extended

Sarah Butler

30, Oct, 2022 @5:10 PM

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The Observer view on Rishi Sunak’s shameful decision not to attend Cop27 | Observer editorial
The prime minister’s decision to shun the climate talks is a disgrace. Britain started this crisis; it should be helping end it

Observer editorial

30, Oct, 2022 @5:30 AM

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UK joins calls for World Bank reform to focus funding on climate crisis
Alok Sharma’s intervention puts pressure on Trump-appointed Bank chief who faces calls to resign

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Oct, 2022 @2:46 PM

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Reinstate climate change minister role, says green Tory Chris Skidmore
MP and head of party’s Net Zero Support Group spends much of his time campaigning on climate emergency

Helena Horton Environment reporter

09, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Party politics won’t solve the climate crisis | Letters
The UK needs an emergency cross-party government to address the reality of ecological collapse

24, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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