Energy saving exhibition at the Phone Box Gallery

By Gallery on the Green, Settle

The Gallery on the Green, housed in a former telephone box in Upper Settle, has teamed up with the local group Action on Climate Emergency – Settle and Area (ACE) to present an exhibition that addresses the two most pressing issues facing us: how to cope with ever increasing energy bills; and how to build a sustainable, affordable, equitable low carbon future.

The exhibition, which runs from September 10 to October 14, is the first held in the gallery, believed to be the world’s smallest art gallery, since re-painting work, which took place this summer. So whilst the outside is now bright red, for the next month the contents will be distinctly green. Our photo shows Paul Cochrane from ACE installing the exhibition. Continue reading “Energy saving exhibition at the Phone Box Gallery”

Help stop the return of fracking

Tom Fyans Director of Campaigns and Policy | CPRE The countryside charity

In her first announcement as the new Prime Minister, Liz Truss has reversed the moratorium on fracking (see: https://news.sky.com/story/ban-on-fracking-to-be-lifted-as-part-of-liz-trusss-energy-plan-12692646. Despite all we knew about fracking – its devastating impact on the climate, its toxic effects on local communities, and its total inability to bring down energy bills (see: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/20/fact-check-why-fracking-uk-will-not-reduce-energy-bills) the government has gone full steam ahead back into the stone age. Continue reading “Help stop the return of fracking”

Climate Collapse – a Challenge for us all

Sandy Tod

The recent heatwave, described as “apocalyptic” in Spain and France, where it lasted longer than here, extreme winds that brought down so many trees earlier this year, and severe flooding on an increasingly regular basis are all warnings of serious climate collapse induced by global heating.

In Settle, ACE’s Energy Group has been consulting the public locally on how best to decarbonise the energy we use in our homes and businesses. A report, list of potential projects identified at a workshop in May can be downloaded here at:  https://acesettleandarea.org/about-ace/energy/  along with your feedback – closing dates for which was 15th August.

This will now be discussed at our Renewable Energy Workshop 7.00pm -9.00pm on Tuesday 6 September. Come and join us at St Michael and St Mary’s Catholic Church Hall, Tillman Close, off Kirkgate, Settle, BD24 9RA. We will be finalising plans to develop more renewable energy locally – your input would be very welcome. RSVP to acesettleandarea@gmail.com.

 

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Jet Zero could mean more airport expansions

Group for Action on Leeds Bradford Airport (GALBA)

GALBA is concerned that the government is about to publish Jet Zero – a new strategy which, they claim, will decarbonise the aviation sector. For now, we have held off Leeds Bradford Airport’s plans to expand.  But if Jet Zero becomes enshrined in government policy – it will become so much harder for us, and other campaigners against airport expansion, to protect our communities and the climate. See The Guardian 16 May 2022 at: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/may/16/boris-johnson-jet-zero-plan-unrealistic-co2-targets-report

The launch of Jet Zero will take place at the Farnborough Air Show which tells you a lot about where the government’s loyalties lie!

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