Tag Archives: Andy Atkins

MP’s urged to vote green not gas

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have urged Liberal Democrat and Conservative MPs to back the green economy rather than a “dash for gas” in a critical Parliament vote tomorrow, June 4th.   On Tuesday, the much-delayed Energy Bill returns to Parliament. The Bill will shape the energy sector in the UK for the next 30 years and determine…
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Up to us to make UK the greenest ever

ANNUS HORRIBILIS is how George Monbiot, the environment writer, described 2012 in his first column of 2013. It was, he explained in the Guardian, the year we did our best to abandon the natural world.                           “In the UK in 2012, the vandals…
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Doha: Progress or Failure?

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS have reacted angrily to the “failure” that was the Doha climate talks, while the UK Government has called the agreement “a step forward”. Most agree, however, that the progress was modest, with a mismatch between the scale and the urgency of action required and the political will and ambition.   “This year we…
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PM faces tough questions on green claims

THE PRIME Minister is likely to have a tough afternoon ahead when he faces questions later today from senior MPs on the Government’s environmental record.                           The evidence session, in front of members of the Liaison Committee – the chairs of a number…
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