Energy & Transport Policy

Friday, January 6, 2017
 Read the original article at Generation ConservativeMr. Henry Smith MP has recently come to the forefront of one of the biggest demonstrations of trade union discontent in the 21st century. His constituency, Crawley, is founded upon its...
Friday, November 18, 2016
 Tony Lodge on how the Chancellor can reduce energy bills, avoid a power crisis and boost manufacturingConservative candidates are already printing their early election literature. For both new candidates seeking to introduce their credentials...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
 Heathrow has always been, understandably for those impacted, a contentious topic. The noise will likely become more disruptive, the air likely more polluted, and the M25 will become a wall of traffic so thick it’ll make Trump salivate. In...
Thursday, October 27, 2016
 The Government has done well so far, says Stephen Hammond, but it has a long way to go to improve our transport systemsTransport and infrastructure are largely unsung heroes when one discusses our Government’s achievements. Yet, when the...
Friday, September 23, 2016
 Deals matter. Anyone can sign one, but not everyone can negotiate one.Hinkley is an example. At 18 billion, it is nothing short of a disaster for the UK. Far from boosting UK industry, it will distract businesses from adopting sustainable...
Sunday, October 11, 2015
The Bow Group today calls on the Government to focus transport funding on re-establishing closed rail links, in order to increase rail capacity, provide greater links around the country, and regenerate rural communities.Their new report, Reviving...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
According to the White Paper which was released by the European Commission on 22 January 2014, Europe will cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent by 2030, compared with 1990 levels, the toughest climate change target of any region in the...
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Speakinhg at a Parliamentary Press Gallery lunch President of the Bow Group Sir John Major has called for the government to intervene to prevent an oligopoly of  energy companies increasing prices at twice the level of inflation.Read the full...
Saturday, January 12, 2013
 Appearing on the BBC Daily Politics Show, Director of the Conserve the Chilterns Countryside Campaign Stephanie Boston has made the case for the Government to scrap the current plans for HS2 and adopt the "Bow Group...
Monday, January 7, 2013
Writing in the Daily Telegraph's Transport Supplement former Bow Group Chairman The Rt Hon Cheryl Gillan MP criticises current Government policy on the HS2 Project and route, and argues for full integration with HS1, Heathrow and the wider transit...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This new report from the Bow Group Transport and Energy Committee, Winning the consensus on High Speed Rail: why all parties should now support the best route for HS2, argues that the availability of a cross-party consensus for a better and cheaper...
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Labour is now supporting the original Conservative route for HS2 - so why is the Coalition supporting the old (and wrong) Labour route?The pamphlet, The Right Track – Delivering the Conservatives’ Vision for High Speed Rail (pdf), was published...
Monday, May 23, 2011
The argument for a UK HSR network requires an integrated intermodal transport and spatial planning policy context, tested through the democratic process. Policy objectives might include assisting modal shift from both road and air to rail, enabling...
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Writing in Crossbow Tony Lodge, Chairman of the Bow Group Energy and Transport Committee, explains how energy storage can save green power. Download the full article below.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The most common and advanced forms of renewable energy are characterised by their intermittent nature. Put simply, the energy harvested from, for example a wind turbine or solar panel, is only available when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining...
Monday, July 19, 2010
Britain needs to build a considerable 8GW of new renewable electricity generation in under ten years in order to meet legally binding green energy and greenhouse gas reduction targets.  The Bow Group believes that if Britain is to avoid a...
Sunday, January 3, 2010
For the last four months the Bow Group's Transport Committee has analysed the various proposals which have been submitted to the Government to build the next phase of high speed rail (HS2) in Britain, connecting London with Birmingham and the north....
Sunday, June 21, 2009
All Hot Air - Labour's Failed Strategy on Fuel Poverty. Download the pdf to read the full paper.
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
A new report from the Bow Group examines the track record of Ken Livingstone as London Mayor and uncovers rising taxes and worse public services. The research, released today, sees council taxes £300 higher in London than elsewhere in the UK ...