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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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