Stop Climate Chaos

Topic “Efficiency”

Let's stop wasting so much energy

Saving power in our homes is one of the biggest and best ways to make the UK more energy efficient. We in Britain are Europe’s worst wasters of energy: we must reduce the amount that we use, and be more efficient in the way that we use it. And we’ll cut our fuel bills at the same time. We need to be smarter and less wasteful about the way that we live and work, and in particular stop energy loss in homes – one of the biggest sources of energy loss.

Scottish Government fails first climate test

Serious concerns raised as emission target is missed

Tuesday 17th July 2012

The Scottish Government’s failure to meet the first target set by the Climate Change Act marks an extremely worrying start to the implementation of this legislation. Today’s announcement that Scotland emitted more greenhouse gases in 2010 than the previous year, means ambition has not been matched by action.

The figures for 2010 were released today and show that Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions increased by nearly 2% from 2009.

The African Climate Connection is coming…

Canterbury Big Climate Reconnection Bike ride

26 November - 3 December

During the first week of the UN Climate talks in Durban, South Africa at the end of November, grassroots groups will connect with each other and with the climate talks at African-themed events around the UK.

This will be a great chance to build local connections and show MPs the strength of local concern about climate change.

Ask Gordon for 40% emissions cuts

Current EU commitments to 20% emissions cuts (based on 1990 levels), rising to 30% if a strong global deal is agreed, are simply not enough.

The target for the EU needs to be at least 40% if we want to avoid the danger level of a 2°C rise in global warming. Please write to Gordon Brown using his CAFOD action asking him to put pressure on the other EU leaders to sign up to the required 40% emissions reduction.

Can new technologies help reduce the impact of climate change?

A day after climate change talks ended in deadlock in Bangkok one of the richest men in the world, George Soros pledged US$1 billion as an investment in clean energy technology. Will this make a difference in terms of reducing carbon emissions? Yes, probably…But a further question is: Will the clean energy technology be adopted [...]

70,000 new green jobs if councils tackle climate change - new research

Over 70,000 jobs could be created across England and Wales if councils slashed climate-changing emissions by insulating homes and businesses and fitting green energy to buildings, according to independent research released by Friends of the Earth today.

Campaigners welcome energy efficiency in Scotland's Climate Change Bill

Scottish campaigners representing over 1.5 million people across Scotland have welcomed amendments to deliver greater energy efficiency which have been approved by the Scottish Parliament committee scrutinising the Climate Change Bill today.

Amongst the amendments approved, were several put forward by Sarah Boyack MSP which will allow householders to receive discounts of up to £250 on their Council Tax bill if they install insulation or small-scale renewables. This measure was approved by MSPs on the committee by five votes in favour to three against.

WI launch their climate change campaign

Stop Climate Chaos member, the Women's Institute, launched their Women and Climate Change campaign today (11 May) with a Question Time style debate. The event was very successful and the campaign looks great, have a look on their website.

Tearfund pre-Budget climate call

21 April 2009
Tearfund is calling on the government to announce greenhouse gas emission cuts in tomorrow’s Budget that will kick-start the economy, save the planet and protect poor communities.
In practice this means a science-based target of 42 per cent cuts by 2020 based on 1990 levels, with the vast majority of cuts being made within the UK and not offset in developing countries.
This target would incentivise early climate action in the UK and put the country at the forefront of new green industries.

Budget must focus on green energy

Friends of the Earth says electric cars are not enough to tackle climate change - the Government must prioritise green energy and energy efficiency in this month's Budget

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