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Rob Paton updates us on the fantastic progress made by Citizens:mk and its future ambitions to go global, or at least England and Wales! Last September at the Citizens:mk climate assembly, the Bishop of Oxford agreed to a request for a meeting to discuss Climate Income, and whether he might use his position on the…

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Fuel Poverty Action campaigns against the shocking levels of fuel poverty in the UK (the highest in Western Europe) and the energy industry policies and failure to adequately improve housing stock which exacerbate fuel poverty. Its latest campaign, #EnergyForAll was reported on by Polly Toynbee in the Guardian on the 21st April.   This is the…

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The escalating energy bills and conflict in Ukraine are creating a big threat to climate change action. Instead of doubling down and powering up the move to clean energy, there’s a threat that the UK government may turn to increased oil and gas production and fracking. This would create more greenhouse gases when we’ve been…

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The fuel price crisis is a very real problem for our country. It could however be a springboard for a thorough overhaul of the energy system. The government could use the opportunity to follow the example of other European countries currently implementing Climate Income, as it had considered last year. The impact of the likely…

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The first week of the COP26 was a roller coaster of major announcements and frustrations around access. The Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ) now includes 450 institutions controlling $130 trillion that will begin to align with science-based net zero targets. This could have a transformational impact on the mobilization of private-sector capital, and also on…

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I have to apologise for being pressed for time yesterday when writing about the parliamentary debate on the Zero C petition. In my haste I failed to take in the fact that the government had produced a briefing on the petition. The briefing states that….. The Government response to the petition refers to the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).…

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On November 1st the much anticipated debate on the Zero C petition was held in a extremely uncrowded Westminster Hall. Catherine Mckinnell (Newcastle upon Tyne Central, Lab) moved the petition, stating that its aim is  to impose a single carbon price across all sectors. …… In its simplest terms, the petition calls for the Government…