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20th April 2018

Spring newsletter

Happy spring! Our latest plans, campaign, news on local groups and new members. 2018 planning Advisory Group Workday – seven of us met at the end of January to draft the 2018 strategy, and we had a wonderfully productive time. Look out for our next one – if you enjoy the buzz of working at…

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Priti Patel MP, former International Development Secretary, has criticised the big multilateral development banks for refusing to allow UK taxpayers’ money to be used to support energy projects that are not classed as renewable, pointing out that just over a billion people are still without access to electricity. renewables are important, but the reality is…

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Did you know that fossil fuels are still being subsidised by our government with our tax? On June 6th, the G7 – the seven countries who represent half the world’s economic output – will meet in Ottawa. We need to send them a strong message. In 2016 the G7 agreed to phase out fossil fuel…

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The man who showed that black holes give off radiation, now known as Hawking radiation, has died – 55 years after doctors told him he had two years left to live. According to fellow physicist Max Tegmark, having been told he would die young made Stephen Hawking push for actions that would ensure that humanity…

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Reported in yesterday’s Guardian: Two of Britain’s biggest energy companies have called on Philip Hammond to strengthen a carbon tax that has driven a dramatic collapse in coal power generation, arguing it is essential for the shift to cleaner energy. The carbon tax they’re referring to is the carbon price floor, which currently stands at…

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There are only a handful of hydrogen-powered vehicles in the UK – so far – but could this be the future of carbon-free driving? And with a new £23m grant scheme from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to fund new fuelling stations and business fleets, it has government backing. This motoring revolution was…