Blog: True Blue tick-boxing from Tory Energy Minister

For a man who boasted about ditching tick-box regulation for business, Matthew Hancock’s Tory conference speech was very much a tick-box exercise when it came to energy. The Business and Energy Minister proudly promoted the 3,000 regulations which “have been reversed or reformed by this Government”. (Let’s not forget some of these were as dated […]

Make Blackpool Europe’s shale gas centre says Cameron

Prime Minister David Cameron promised to “keep the lights on” today and declared plans to make Blackpool a “centre” for shale gas. At the Conservative’s autumn conference in Manchester, the Tory leader said his was the “party of the future” and styled the Humber and Blackpool as centres for energy excellence. Mr Cameron said: “Think […]