The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) is concerned with the direction of travel with low carbon energy policy in the British Isles. This state of flux puts at risk achieving essential long-term carbon reduction targets. The abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and its absorption into a new Department of Business, Energy and Infrastructure Services (BEIS) suggest a changed emphasis in favour of the economic role of energy rather than the fundamental need to reduce carbon emissions. Despite its many faults, DECC gave a cross-departmental steer across government to tackle climate change as a core priority of the country. Moving it into an infrastructure department susceptible to be dominated by big business comes as a worry to many environmental groups. NFLA want to see the new Secretary of State Greg Barker, and the Ministers of State who will take charge of energy policy, refocusing policy on retaining ambitious carbon reduction targets, supporting the development of community and decentralised energy solutions and ensuring safe radioactive waste management and nuclear decommissioning policies are maintained.
NFLA 26th July 2016 read more »
Harvey Wasserman: The New York Times published an astonishing article last week that blames green power for difficulties countries are facing to mitigate climate change. The article by Eduardo Porter, How Renewable Energy is Blowing Climate Change Efforts Off Course, serves as a flagship for an on-going attack on the growth of renewables. It is so convoluted and inaccurate that it requires a detailed response.
Ecowatch 24th July 2016 read more »