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Nick Bridge

Counsellor for Global Issues, Washington
Posted 13 July 2011 by Nick Bridge | Comments
  As the debate about securing America’s energy future rumbles on I wanted to share an important announcement from the UK.   Yesterday the British... read more

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13 July 2011
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Posted 20 May 2011 by Nick Bridge | Comments
The following is a Guest Blog from James Ritchotte, Senior Policy Advisor for Climate Change, British Embassy Washington Every few months, my wife and I sit... read more

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20 May 2011
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Posted 20 April 2011 by Nick Bridge | Comments
Energy and climate security is a top UK Government priority so it's important that the British Embassy here in Washington DC is "walking the talk".... read more

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20 April 2011
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Posted 23 February 2011 by Nick Bridge | Comments
Food prices are in the headlines again. In 2008 price spikes caused riots in over 30 countries. Now the global food price index is back at an all-time high –... read more

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23 February 2011
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Posted 24 January 2011 by Nick Bridge | Comments
This month the US's two most respected weather and climate services, NASA and NOAA , concluded that 2010 tied with 2005 as the warmest year since records... read more

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24 January 2011
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Posted 06 October 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
"Incredibly strong, flexible and a phenomenal conductor of energy." Not a bad a metaphor for the UK-US Special Relationship of course. But it also... read more

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06 October 2010
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Posted 27 September 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
It seems that the UK has long prided itself as a leader in commerce and trade. See this priceless prose by traveller Peter Mundy from 1639:    ... read more

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27 September 2010
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Posted 15 September 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
Alaska - what a place. Britain may have an extensive coastline and beautiful hinterland, but nothing prepares you for the sheer scale and drama of largely-unpeo... read more

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15 September 2010
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Posted 26 July 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
The Prime Minister wasn't the only British visitor in Washington D.C. last week. Chris Huhne, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change was here too... read more

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26 July 2010
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Posted 03 June 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
Last week’s camping trip through California’s southern deserts and High Sierra was an exhilarating reminder of the roots of American environmentalism and... read more

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03 June 2010
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Posted 18 May 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
Congratulations to British-born astronaut Piers Sellers, who took off from Cape Canaveral on Friday in the Atlantis Space Shuttle. I was honoured to be in... read more

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18 May 2010
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Posted 26 March 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
Two film recommendations. First, " Climate Refugees ". Last night in Washington DC, the Embassy and our partner Refugees International hosted a... read more

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26 March 2010
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Posted 22 March 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
Probably the most common question I get asked in Washington DC is “So why does the UK put so much effort into environmental issues?” In terms of staff time, it... read more

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22 March 2010
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Posted 10 February 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
I posted the last blog just as the snowstorm hit. For the second time in a matter of weeks Washington DC was brought to a silent standstill by 24 inches of... read more

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10 February 2010
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Posted 05 February 2010 by Nick Bridge | Comments
The deadline for countries to report their commitments to the Copenhagen Accord came and went on 31 January. There were no big surprises. Accord countries... read more

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05 February 2010
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