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Why I believe the UK should stay in the EU

Posted by John Sauven — 7 March 2016 at 4:56pm - Comments
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They say you don't know what you've got until it's gone but in reality you do...You just didn't think you could lose it. We last had an EU referendum in 1975. The vote to stay in was overwhelming. There are dozens of reasons why we all know the UK should stay in the EU - here are my top 3.

5 things you need to know about the climate talks, COP21

Posted by Fran G — 9 November 2015 at 5:24pm - Comments

1.  What is COP21?

Between 30 November and 11 December 2015 a bunch of politicians and global leaders from over 190 countries will be involved in the United Nations 21st Conference of the Parties (‘COP21′, as it’s known). They’re meeting in Paris to try and agree a global legally binding climate treaty.

Why is the ‘party of business’ doing everything they can to damage the main growth industries of the 21st century?

Posted by Graham Thompson — 22 July 2015 at 3:02pm - Comments
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You really do need to speak to your father-in-law, George.

Coal and nuclear are dying, and the future of energy lies in solar. This isn’t a Guardian reader’s fantasy, this is the established trend in energy markets. This isn’t a declaration of victory over carbon dioxide either – the trend isn’t fast enough to stop catastrophic climate change, at least not yet – but it’s useful information for policy makers. Unless you’re George Osborne, in which case it’s time to plough the nation’s remaining finances into life support for nuclear and coal whilst standing athwart history yelling ‘STOP!’ 


Energy Bill: too close to call

Posted by Richardg — 4 June 2013 at 2:20pm - Comments
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MPs are deciding whether a clean power target should be included in the Energy Bill. Will they back clean renewable power, or a costly, dirty dash for gas?

George Osborne is putting our energy future at risk. Let's stop him.

Posted by Richardg — 29 May 2013 at 5:30pm - Comments
George Osborne
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George Osborne can't take his foot off the gas

For once, we all agree. 82% of people want to see more renewable energy. Yet George Osborne is still trying to keep us hooked on fossil fuels. On Tuesday, MPs must pick a side.

The alternative Autumn Statement

Posted by Richardg — 5 December 2012 at 3:34pm - Comments
The sun shines on a new Britain, powered by clean renewable energy

This morning, the Chancellor George Osborne gave his Autumn Statement. People on Twitter say he's launched a dash for gas that would wreck our climate targets and make us the Dirty Man of Europe all over again.

Budget 2012: A polluters’ charter that puts fossil fuels in the tank of the British economy

Posted by jossg — 21 March 2012 at 4:05pm - Comments
Osborne has given the oil industry £3bn of taxpayers' money for risky deep water drilling off the Shetland Islands (pic: BP's Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010)

Before the election George Osborne said, “Instead of the Treasury blocking green reform, I want a Conservative Treasury to lead the development of the low carbon economy and finance a green recovery.”

Voters to Lib Dems: live up to your nuclear promise!

Posted by Niall Sookoo — 6 June 2011 at 6:00pm - Comments
Setting sun shines through nuclear protest flag with radioactive symbol
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The Lib Dems have long been anti-nuclear. Time to put policy into practice

On the eve of a vital vote on taxpayer subsidies for nuclear power, we've published the results of an exclusive opinion poll which shows that the majority of people - 46 per cent - oppose any future subsidy for the nuclear power industry - compared to less than a third who support it (32%).

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