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5 manifesto commitments the new government can't forget

Posted by FariahSyed — 9 August 2016 at 5:05pm - Comments
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David Cameron may be gone but he still has a legacy - the Conservative Manifesto. It might not sound the most fun, but the pledges that the Conservatives made in the 2015 General Election still govern and guide their policies today, even with Theresa May now in charge.

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7 Questions EDF Needs to Answer About Hinkley Nuclear Plant

Posted by Kate Blagojevic — 22 March 2016 at 12:56pm - Comments
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We've been campaigning for the government to drop Hinkley and invest in renewable energy instead

Tomorrow morning, the saga that is Hinkley nuclear power station is set to continue as executives from EDF will face a grilling from MPs in parliament.

Government U-turn: Osborne Drops Plan To Hike Up The Cost Of Solar Panels

Posted by Rebecca Newsom — 22 March 2016 at 11:18am - Comments
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On Wednesday last week, chancellor George Osborne unveiled plans to hike up the amount of VAT on solar panels from 5% to 20%. 

8 reasons George Osborne needs to let Hinkley nuclear plant go

Posted by Richard Casson — 16 February 2016 at 4:03pm - Comments
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George Osborne wants to build a new nuclear plant in Somerset -- Hinkley Point C. If it goes ahead it’ll be the first nuclear power station to come online in the UK in 30 years.

The 6 Most Kick-Arse Moments of #Frackminster

Posted by India Thorogood — 10 February 2016 at 11:54pm - Comments

This week hasn't been a normal one at Westminster. On Tuesday, 30 Greenpeace volunteers built a blooming huge fracking rig right on David Cameron's doorstep. It spewed fire out of the top, leaving passers by confused and amused, and causing a stir with MPs.

Why I’m joining Greenpeace’s fracking protest outside Westminster today

Posted by Tina Rothery — 9 February 2016 at 12:28pm - Comments
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As you read this, I’m stood outside Westminster Palace in London – the home of Parliament and the birthplace of democracy in the UK. In the early hours of this morning, I arrived with a team of Greenpeace volunteers. And as the sun slowly appeared on this grey February day, we turned a corner of Parliament Square into a small but life-like industrial site.

Join us in Lancashire for a rally to say NO to fracking

Posted by Richard Casson — 2 February 2016 at 4:31pm - Comments
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Last year our movement to stop fracking won a huge victory when Lancashire council voted against Cuadrilla’s bid to drill for shale gas. But now ministers in David Cameron’s government have recalled the decision, meaning that very soon the council could be overruled -- and fracking could be given the go ahead.

Greg Clark: The man behind Lancashire’s fracking furore

Posted by Hannah Martin — 13 January 2016 at 12:36pm - Comments
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In the coming months we'll find out if fracking will be allowed in Lancashire. Even though in June last year the local county council voted against shale gas drilling, David Cameron's Westminster government has since intervened and decided that one minister - Greg Clark - will have the final say.

Government completes u-turn, allows fracking under national parks

Posted by Hannah Martin — 16 December 2015 at 9:11pm - Comments
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Areas including North Yorks Moors, pictured here, could end up circled by fracking rigs

Bad news. Our MPs have just voted to allow fracking under national parks and wildlife protection zones.

New report reminds us that every European country needs to phase-out coal

Posted by Diana Vogtel — 4 December 2015 at 5:19pm - Comments
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This week the UN climate summit kicked off in Paris. And on the first day of the talks, world leaders spent hours making long speeches about how they plan to rein in carbon emissions and help limit global warming.

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