Decarbonisation

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Our speaker at the March meeting was Kevin Frea, who is a Deputy leader of Lancaster City Council, Council Cabinet Member for Climate Emergency and Rural Affairs and founder of Climate Emergency UK. Kevin pointed out that while 3/4 of UK councils have declared a climate emergency and 126 councils have set a target to…

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James Hansen has written a letter to Boris, which has been published in an article in the Guardian, ,asking that he set an example to the world at COP 26 by taking the lead on fighting climate change through the implementation of carbon fee and dividend: Why has such a policy not been adopted in…

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I have rather belatedly succumbed to subscribing to Carbon Brief Daily (weekly is also an option) it is a very useful and free way to find out what is been reported about climate policy……. Carbon Brief is a UK based website covering the latest developments in climate science, climate policy and energy policy. We specialise…

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Today, the 5th January 2021, there is an article in The Guardian endorsing CF&D as the best way to tax carbon, promote decarbonisation and create a fairer post pandemic world! It will be interesting to see the reaction to this article, it may signal wider acceptance of the benefits of CF&D across the political spectrum.…

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CCL UK welcomes our government’s recent commitment to cut carbon emissions by 68 percent by 2030.  This is a bold and achievable target, especially in the light of equivalent commitments by other industrialised nations. The climate emergency is becoming more urgent by the day and we hope to see yet bolder commitments, in future, from…

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At Columbia University on the 2nd of December Antonio Guterres gave a hard hitting speech on The State of the Planet, and what nations have to do to avoid climate crisis, poverty and war. This included carbon pricing: Put global finance to work for climate The commitments to net zero emissions are sending a clear…

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Ahead of the ratifying its Paris Agreement targets (NDCs – Nationally Determined Targets) on 12th December, the UK government have released its ’10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’. Top of the list is power in the form of offshore wind, hydrogen and nuclear. Transport is highlighted through electric vehicles – and the headline-grabbing…

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This 15 minute You Tube film is a brilliant endorsement of carbon taxation in general and CF&D in particular (although Stephen Fry doesn’t name the policy as such). He points out that 97% of scientists agree that climate change is caused by humans and the IMF states that a 75$per tonne tax on carbon would…

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This article comes from a centre-right website CapX which… was founded to make the case for popular capitalism: now more than ever, it is vital that the case is made for markets, innovation and competition, and for policies that deliver for the masses as well as the elites. To that end, our team monitors thousands…