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New petition: The government must urgently rethink plans to hike taxes on UK solar

Posted by Richard Casson — 15 December 2016 at 1:09pm - Comments
Solar panel being carried by worker
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This morning I sent an email to Greenpeace's email list, explaining how the government is due to introduce huge tax hikes that could have a devastating impact on the UK solar industry. Here's the email below in case you missed it, and a link to the petition you can sign to push back.

Reducing air pollution with an industrial strategy

Posted by Paul Morozzo — 26 November 2016 at 10:12am - Comments
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As environment campaigners, transport is a tricky issue, we want to be able to commute and travel without damaging our health or the planet. The Government approach to Transport policy has to evolve, if we want to end the air pollution fuelled health crisis and help keep global temperatures to safe levels

When it comes to fracking, does democracy count for much?

Posted by Hannah Martin — 6 October 2016 at 1:35pm - Comments
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A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower, Lancashire

Today marks a new low in the government's plan to force fracking on the UK.

In a move that makes a mockery out of the government’s claim to champion local democracy, Westminster politicians have overturned Lancashire council’s decision to block fracking -- and decided that fracking firm Cuadrilla should be allowed to drill.

Public support for Hinkley at new low

Last edited 13 September 2016 at 11:37am
13 September, 2016

 In advance of the Hinkley decisionto be made later this month, Greenpeace have released a new poll showing public support for Hinkley nuclear power station is at an all time low.


 Just a quarter (25%) of the 2000 people surveyed by Populus say they support Hinkley, whilst nearly half (44%) oppose it.

Thousands of people just chipped in to get this in The Times

Posted by efreeman — 31 August 2016 at 3:37pm - Comments
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Great news. Thanks to donations from more than 4,000 people, today we’ve run an ad in The Times to expose just how unpopular Hinkley nuclear plant is.

Stop Hinkley Point: chip in to get this ad in The Times

Posted by Richard Casson — 30 August 2016 at 4:49pm - Comments
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It's been a month since Theresa May announced a sudden pause on plans to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset. And though opposition to the project seems to get stronger by the week, the final decision could still go either way.

Microbeads ban creeps closer as MPs demand action

Posted by Fiona Nicholls — 24 August 2016 at 2:20pm - Comments
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MPs call for microbeads ban

Great news this morning - an influential government committee just backed our call for a ban on microbeads!<--break->

Sign the petition - ask Theresa May’s Government to show leadership on this important environmental issue and ban microbeads.

Boris Johnson's 'Vote Leave' battle bus re-branded outside Parliament

Last edited 18 July 2016 at 8:40am
18 July, 2016

Greenpeace covers bogus claim with questions from public

Photos: can be downloaded from this link throughout the day.

The famous ‘Vote Leave’ battle bus has been acquired by Greenpeace and is being re-branded outside Parliament. The bogus £350m NHS claim is being covered over with thousands of questions for the new government from Leave and Remain voters – many of them about what Brexit means for the environment. The questions, written on stickers, are forming a montage that will spell out the words ‘TIME FOR TRUTH’ in huge white letters on the side of the bus.

Greenpeace reacts to the appointment of Theresa May’s Cabinet and the demise of DECC

Last edited 14 July 2016 at 4:03pm
14 July, 2016

The appointment of Theresa May’s top team brings uncertainty for the protection of our countryside and wildlife as well as the UK’s status as an international leader on tackling climate change according to Greenpeace analysis.

On the appointment of Boris Johnson, David Davies and Liam Fox, the environmental organisation expressed potential concern given their voting record and links to climate sceptic funders and think tanks.  EnergyDesk analysis shows that David Davies has also taken funding from Michael Hintze and voted against the environmental agenda, voting against decarbonisation targets and in favour of cuts to subsidies for renewables.

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