Conservative election manifesto signals the end of new nuclear power

After years of pro-nuclear bombast from the Conservative Party, its 2017 manifesto hasn’t got a single word to say about nuclear power, write Oliver Tickell & Ian Fairlie. Instead it announces a renewed focus on cutting energy costs, and a big boost for increasingly low-cost wind power; while both Labour and Libdems offer only weak, highly qualified support for new nuclear build. And so the great British ‘nuclear renaissance’ reaches its timely end.
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Mexico’s conservative political party urges broad energy reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Lawmakers from Mexico’s conservative National Action Party (PAN) on Wednesday proposed opening up the state-run oil sector to private interests for the first time since the industry was nationalized in 1938, calling for changes to the constitution to give oil companies incentives to boost the country’s sliding energy output.


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Conservative MP ‘promoted cotton trade linked to child labour’

A Tory MP has been accused of drumming up support for the controversial Uzbekistan cotton trade campaigners claim is linked to child labour. Lucy Dunne reports
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