>At PMQs, David Cameron outlined that yesterday's House of Commons vote against a cross-party amendment to set a clean power target for 2030
>The government is facing a possible backbench rebellion by Conservative as well as Liberal Democrat MPs on an amendment from Tory MP Tim Yeo to the Energy Bill. The vote, likely to be at the end of the month, calls on the government to set an ambitious clean energy target for the power sector by 2030
>The debate about the lack of women in public life has been reignited by poor female representation at last week's gathering of the world's financial, political and media elite in Davos
A young Labour leader argues for Britain to be rebuilt as 'one nation', a country in which each citizen is 'valued and has a stake'. Not Ed Miliband's conference speech this year, but Tony Blair on a cold December morning in Stockwell in 1997.
On Tuesday, DECC finally provided clarity on what the prime minister actually meant when he said at PMQs last month:
There has been an enormous amount of academic and policy work on the integration of minority cultural communities, especially certain Muslim communities, into 'mainstream' society in the last decade. …
We need to recognise the limits to the state's ability to solve complex social problems.
The days of hugging huskies are over, but with his approval ratings at their lowest levels since he came to office and many voters unclear what he really stands for beyond austerity, now would be a good time for Cameron to rediscover his pre-election passion for the environment. It might help shore up damaging coalition splits in the process too.
Last week's budget was a fossil fuel friendly one. Aside from a positive mention for renewable energy and some small gestures on energy efficiency, George Osborne's statement was pro-gas and pro-oil.
It is cheap to reform, could help bring down inflation, increase household income and it's a vote winner. So reforming the energy market should be a no-brainer for the government, right? Wrong.