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Sue Ferns

Sue Ferns


Onshore wind must be part of the solution to achieve net zero by 2050

The decision by the government this week to enshrine the target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 in UK law is one we should all welcome.


NASA spacewalk stumble

When it comes to celebrating diversity in science, technology engineering and maths (STEM), few organisations have the profile and the reach of NASA. To the army of activists, authors and academics working to write women back into the story of science, NASA is something like a fairy godmother. With a...


Genuine social partnerships must be developed as part of the nuclear sector deal

For too long unions, industry and local communities have had to make the case for the future of the nuclear industry as part of a sustainable balanced energy policy without substantial support or clear policy direction from government.


Delivering the UK’s energy transition

There’s no doubt that the energy sector is in the midst of a radical transition.


DEFRA and Britain’s science and technology sector must be protected through Brexit

It feels like groundhog day. Yet another week goes by and we’re still waiting for detailed updates on government policy on areas that will change because of Brexit.


With a year to go, it's time for some answers on Brexit

Throughout the Brexit process the formal negotiations have been accompanied by a rhetorical to and fro between London and Brussels that has often generated headlines, but rarely shed any light the serious questions facing the country. In a crowded field, Michael Howard threatening war with Spain over Gibraltar stands out...


Brexit science and innovation summit opens government up to concerns

Science minister Sam Gymiah will have food for thought after the Brexit science and innovation summit – organised by Parliament’s science and technology select committee.


Brexit is the real threat to our energy security

The issue of the security of our energy supply was given a brief flash of prominence last week when defence secretary Gavin Williamson warned that the Russians may target our energy infrastructure as part of an attack on the UK.