Abi's blog

Reclaim the Power! Part 2

 
 
Earlier this week, I had the honour to be one of a group that blockaded the entrance to Cuadrilla’s test drilling site at Balcombe along with Green MP Caroline Lucas, who was subsequently arrested.  The blockade was one of many non-violent direct actions that took place on Monday in response to Cuadrilla’s plans to carry out exploratory drilling in the area, and the failure of local government to respect the wishes of a community strongly opposed to fracking.

Time To Act! coming soon

We're excited to announce that our new campaign "Time To Act!" will be coming soon!

Time To Act! is designed to show the government the massive public demand for renewables and to pressure them into doing the only sensible thing - taking action on climate change.

82% of the population are for the renewable energy - yet the government is trying to pursue an energy programme that will lock the country into further dependence on fossil fuels and mean we fail to deliver on our legally binding climate targets.  

Over the next couple of years we're going to be working with people across the UK to show the government that UK citizens are already taking action on climate change - and it's time for them to do the same

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Obama Speaks

 

Last week President Obama delivered an hour-long speech on the subject of climate change.  Speaking at Georgetown University the President covered the history of climate science, the importance of an international agreement and the moral imperative to act.  Standing in sweltering heat, Obama delivered his new climate policy for America with trademark skill.  It sounded good, strong, and clearly resonated with the young audience he was addressing.  But what did it actually mean?

 

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