Brexit

While EU and US act, UK is unprepared for winter energy crisis

The UK is increasingly feeling the effects of Brexit, many of which were predicted by economists before the 2016 vote…

Eamon Ryan: Post-Brexit Northern Ireland trade dispute should consider environment

On 13 June 2022, UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss proposed a law that would allow the UK to back out…

Northern Ireland: DUP’s ‘Brexit blackmail’ prolongs climate inaction

Following Sinn Fein’s win over the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) on 6 May 2022 – which gives the Nationalist party…

UK emitters rue splendid isolation from EU ETS

In most markets, bigger is better. The greater the pool of liquidity, the easier it is for a buyer to…

Brexit may tip the scales towards an EU nuclear phase-out

European countries have been split on the issue of nuclear power for decades. France has traditionally been a big proponent…

Why Brexit made the energy transition a necessity for the UK

Since Brexit hit and customs barriers went up, headlines have poured forth about the closure of businesses and slowdown in…

London eyes sustainable finance as post-Brexit salve

Almost 60 years after US Secretary of State Dean Acheson observed that Great Britain had lost an empire but not…

At one month old, the UK ETS remains a mystery

At the end of 2021, the world’s eyes will turn to the UK as host of the next UN climate…

No-deal Brexit: Three energy implications

It now looks very likely there will be no free trade deal in place between the EU and the UK…

Green free trade: Oxymoron or potential climate action tool?

Historically, the UK and the US have been the greatest champions of free trade. However, negotiators in Brussels and Wellington,…