Tag Archives: Energy Bill

Labour’s vision for a green economic future

NEW STATESMAN article by shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP   Tonight, at the annual Green Alliance debate, I will join an audience of business leaders, environmental campaigners and scientists to discuss Britain’s energy future.   Ten years ago, if you were attending a meeting of environmental campaigners and big business, you would have planned for…
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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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UN says climate catastrophe is looming

GOVERNMENT’S ARE falling far short of their commitment to keep global average temperature rise below the accepted 2°C goal, putting the world on the brink of climate catastrophe.                 The UN Environment Program’s Emissions Gap Report 2012 identifies a huge gap between current pledges to cut polluting greenhouse…
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