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Greenpeace have just found out that the government is about to attack solar power yet again. Unbelievably, ministers are planning to hit schools and businesses that invest in solar power with huge tax hikes.
As the Americans were voting to make Donald Trump the next President of the USA, Winchester Action on Climate Change’s meeting was looking at the implications for local people of changes across the world.
Last week, 10:10 kicked off its Blown Away campaign with a petition demanding that fossil fuels are not given more financial support than clean, renewable onshore wind.
Together Greenpeace and its supporters are going to take the government to court. Are you in?
Greenpeace reports that this has been the hottest year in 115,000 years; Arctic ice levels are near rock bottom; yet Theresa May just approved a runway at Heathrow which could fuel even more climate change. "It’s beyond a joke".
350.org reports that the think-tank Oil Change International have recalculated the mathematics of climate change. The basic gist is this: oil and gas fields and coal mines already in production contain enough carbon to carry us past the two degree mark.
In a March report "Home energy efficiency and demand reduction", The Energy and Climate Change Committee say that the Government must do more to reduce consumer gas and electricity bills by improving the energy efficiency of new and existing homes - including reinstating
The Centre for Sustainable Energy are seeking applicants aged 14-17 to take part in the Bright Green Future programme, starting September 2016. The deadline for applications is Sunday 17 July.
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change) write a letter in response to a letter on climate change policy from Professor Bob Whitmarsh, chair of WinACC Science and Technology Advisory Panel.
WinACC has now responded in turn to Lord Bourne's letter as follows: