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Stop climate change

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Climate change isn't inevitable. We have the knowledge, skills and technologies to get ourselves out of this difficult situation. All over the world people have woken up to the threat, and are working to reduce the use of fossil fuels, stop rainforest destruction and get power from clean energy. Still much more needs to be done.

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UK Election: Our voices are even more powerful now

Posted by John Sauven — 9 June 2017 at 12:50pm - Comments
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Greenpeace doesn’t play party politics but we don’t stay quiet when it comes to holding political (or corporate) leaders to account. Our number one priority is protecting our natural environment, the foundation of a healthy life for all. That means stopping plastic going into our oceans and killing marine life. It means ending air pollution impacting our children’s health. It means dealing with climate change by investing in clean, renewable energy. It means ending the destruction of rainforests and other important ecosystems that all life depends on for its survival.

The Long March Back to the 20th Century

Posted by Graham Thompson — 26 November 2015 at 12:58pm - Comments
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Whilst the influence of George Osborne on energy and environment policies has long been of concern, the progress made on the international stage by Blair and Prescott, and on the domestic front by Miliband’s Climate Change Act, plus the restraining influence of the Lib Dems during the coalition, have meant that that the UK’s progress on climate issues has been substantial enough to take time and effort to undo.

However, Osborne has the time, and appears to be putting in the effort.

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!’ 


Renewables CfD auction - Greenpeace response

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26 February, 2015

In response to the first Contracts for Difference auctions for renewables, Greenpeace Chief Scientist Dr Doug Parr said -

“Today’s announcements show renewables’ costs are plummeting, and will mount a growing challenge to conventional sources of power in delivering energy security for the UK. Those who say we should tackle climate change but are opposed to wind and solar farms need to explain how they plan to cut carbon emissions whilst keeping consumer bills as low as possible. We’ve known onshore wind is much cheaper than nuclear for a while, but now we learn that solar power is already cheaper than new gas generation in some cases.

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
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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.

Debunking the Lib Dems' excuses

Posted by joss — 5 March 2013 at 3:53pm - Comments
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In the last couple of weeks, more than 29,000 people have emailed their MPs telling them to sign the green jobs amendment in the up coming Energy Bill, creating a target for almost zero-carbon electricity by 2030. Currently 272 MPs have shown support for the amendment but some Lib Dems have responded with excuses as to why they cannot support the target despite it being their own party’s policy. The Lib Dems could really save the Energy Bill, so here we debunk the claims to help you keep talking to them.

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.

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