Category Archives: Energy

Fracking ‘bribes’ underline the destructiveness of the government’s energy policy

The government’s plans to offer ‘bribes’ to households to accept fracking (1) on their doorsteps underlines the destructiveness of their energy policy, which will hasten the onset of climate chaos, says the Green Party, the only party wholeheartedly opposed to fracking. The latest government intervention in support of fracking comes as leading climate scientists warn… Continue reading »

Government should take responsibility as official report reveals UK renewable industry lags behind EU neighbours

Keith Taylor MEP is calling on the Government to take responsibility as official report reveals UK renewable industry lags behind EU neighbours Keith Taylor, Green Party MEP for the South East, is calling on the Government to take its clean energy responsibilities seriously, as the hypocrisy at the heart of George Osborne’s ‘climate-wrecking’ Budget continues to… Continue reading »

Big energy news

Top lobbying group in historic green energy U-turn The UK’s biggest energy lobbying group has shifted its position on green energy and will start campaigning for low-carbon alternatives for the first time, in what environmental campaigners are describing as a watershed moment. Lawrence Slade, the chief executive of Energy UK, which represents the big six… Continue reading »

KCC awards £40 million street light project to Bouygues Energies & Services

A £40 million project to convert all the county’s street lights to energy-efficient bulbs has taken a step forward, after council chiefs appointed a firm to do the work. Kent County Council has awarded the contract to upgrade its 118,000 lamps to Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology to engineering and infrastructure firm Bouygues Energies & Services…. Continue reading »

Caroline on the Spending Review: “The retoxification of the Tory Party is nearing completion”

Caroline Lucas has slammed the Conservative Party for abandoning green commitments, local services and the NHS in favour of short-sighted further budgetary constraints. She criticised the Government for ‘reverting to type’ and abandoning support for local government, healthcare and environmental measures. Caroline said: “The retoxification of the Tory party continues at record pace. Any pretence… Continue reading »

The only way to beat the blackouts is smart, clean, affordable energy

Caroline Lucas comments: The National Grid’s urgent request for extra generation this week has been widely hyped as an emergency, with the country at risk from blackouts. On closer examination, it turns out that the National Grid has been calmly explaining that a “notification of inadequate system margin” (NISM) is not a last resort. It’s… Continue reading »

Letter to George Osborne: End the assault on community energy

Dear Chancellor, I write in my capacity as chair of the Co-operative Party Parliamentary Group and as the Labour & Co-operative MP for Luton South. Last week saw a damaging U-turn in government policy in relation to Community Energy. Despite the public declarations from the financial secretary to the contrary, your decision to exclude Community Energy from… Continue reading »

Open Letter from Green KCC Councillor to KCC Superannuation Fund on divestment from fossil fuels

Dear Superannuation Fund committee member, There has been, quite rightly, a lot of interest and correspondence of late about divestment related to coal, oil and gas. I am writing to put the case firmly for what is now becoming a mainstream movement away from this sector and ask that the superannuation fund agrees to look… Continue reading »