Net Zero

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CCL does not advocate any particular technology or approach to decarbonising the UK’s economy. We simply propose to make fossil fuels more expensive so that alternatives (from loft-insulation to nuclear fusion) can thrive. So, you may think that this week’s announcement, by the UK government, of a strategy to promote development of hydrogen is not…

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In The Times online today, front page, an article shows that the Government are looking at a form of Climate Income! We feel this is the moment for Climate Income – show our support in numbers and the Government may follow through on the proposals. Families in Britain would be sent annual payments to offset…

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A article in the Guardian (13/11/20) interviewing Michael Mann (author of the ‘hockey stick study) cites a letter signed by many scientists and activists, including James Hansen, which states that carbon capture technology, derided by many climate activists, has to be part of the solution. The beauty of CF&D, of course is that carbon emitting…

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Making fossil fuels more expensive can look like a difficult and unpopular decision for the government to have to make, but it will be necessary if we are to get rid of the worst offenders of greenhouse gas emissions and fix climate chaos. At our September 2020 monthly online meeting, Josh Burke (London School of…

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Ambrose Pritchard, writing in The Telegraph criticises the proposed Democrat Green Deal as being a dirigiste policy with an ulterior motive of ‘fuelling’ the trade war with China. He gives a very cogent explanation of the mechanics of carbon fee and dividend and why he prefers this market led method of carbon pricing. He also…

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  Anyone can take part in this consultation, EU and non-EU citizens. Deadline is coming up, though: Tuesday 23rd June. “The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent. To this end, the Commission intends to increase the EU’s 2030 target for greenhouse gas emission reductions to at least -50% and…

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Stephen Fitzpatrick, founder of Ovo Energy, has launched a campaign called ZeroC, a campaign to shift the world to a zero carbon future, calling for a General Carbon Charge, one which would account for carbon pollution within the price of goods and return the money raised to citizens in the form of a “carbon dividend”…

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We’ll be giving an introduction to fee and dividend, with the opportunity for questions and some discussion, and then we’ll look at how we can lobby our London MPs, Assembly Members, Mayor and others. With climate change now very much on the agenda this is the perfect time to push for viable policy solutions. Targets…

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Charles Appleby, of Saving Our Planet, give his thoughts on the next step for Net Zero The UK Government commitment to Net Zero Greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is very welcome. This higher commitment by the UK Government is an important first step by a major economy towards tackling the global Climate Emergency. This the…