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The environment has shot up the domestic and global agenda. This is good news for MPs like myself, who are part of the Conservative Environment Network, and renewed emphasis on a greener Britain should stimulate local constituency efforts—in Gloucester, for example, we have ambitious ideas for a Green Energy Park to generate significant solar, wind and (later) hydrogen energy.

There will be challenges. Carrying constituents with us on the phasing out of diesel and petrol cars will involve mammoth effort—requiring new regulations on electric charging points, incentives to switch vehicles and tax breaks to manufacturers so that electric…

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