New Liaison Group hears how Sizewell C opposition is hardening

The third meeting of the SZC Consultation Group reviewing responses to the Stage 3 consultation detected a shift of oppositional opinion about this huge project reflected in the tone of many meetings, publicity about them and reports of consultation inputs. A strengthening sense of Suffolk not being "suitable" as a site, and the project not … Continue reading New Liaison Group hears how Sizewell C opposition is hardening

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Extinction rebellion – Nuclear Power?

I wondered what the views of ER were about Nuclear Power. They could conceivably be that Nuclear Power offered a low carbon solution to the future - but don't. (here) extract from the Resilience site - https://www.resilience.org/stories/2018-11-20/the-extinction-rebellion-a-tipping-point-for-the-climate-emergency/ The solutions are ready. We also have 25 years of progress in both developing and delivering solutions. In 2008, … Continue reading Extinction rebellion – Nuclear Power?

Carbon emissions: net zero

from:  http://www.energy-transitions.org/mission-possible MISSION POSSIBLE REACHING NET-ZERO CARBON EMISSIONS FROM HARDER-TO-ABATE SECTORS BY MID-CENTURY Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from heavy industry and heavy-duty transport sectors is technically and financially possible by mid-century – 2050 in developed countries and 2060 in developing countries. The report Mission Possible: Reaching net-zero carbon emissions from harder-to-abate sectors by mid-century  outlines the possible … Continue reading Carbon emissions: net zero

RSPB resigns from government’s pesticides forum after chemical use soars

This is a real problem in East Anglian rivers! from The Telegraph - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/04/18/rspb-resigns-governments-pesticides-forum-chemical-use-soars/ The RSPB and dozens of environmental groups have resigned from the government’s pesticides forum after two decades claiming the use of dangerous chemicals is now far worse than when they joined. The charity alongside Wildlife and Countryside Link which represents bodies like The Wildlife Trusts … Continue reading RSPB resigns from government’s pesticides forum after chemical use soars

Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025

https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-half-uks-electricity-to-be-renewable-by-2025 SIMON EVANS 12.04.2019 Close to half of the UK’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2025, according to Carbon Brief analysis of new government projections. This marks a significant increase on earlier projections, which as recently as 2016 saw renewables meeting less than a third of demand in 2025. At the same time, there are further … Continue reading Analysis: Half of UK’s electricity to be renewable by 2025