Members of Fossil Free North Yorkshire (FFNY), which opposes fracking and is calling on North Yorkshire County Council pension fund to stop investing in fossil fuel and reinvest in renewable energy projects, will be taking part in the York Environment Week from 24 September to 2 October.
A spokesperson for the Group Dr. Margaret Jackson said that a strong public response was needed following the government’s announcement on 8 September immediately lifting the fracking ban in England announced in 2019 and a new round of North Sea oil and gas exploration licences.
Continue reading “No fracking and invest in renewables say campaigners”
In a change to building regulations from June 2022, all new homes and buildings such as supermarkets or workplaces built in England, are required to have electric vehicle (EV) charging points installed. Any new building developments with associated parking must have access to EV charge points. It is hoped that the new rules about EV chargers in new build homes will lead to the installation of an additional 145,000 charge points every year.
Continue reading “Construction firms lobbied against change in the law on car chargers”
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”
In a bid to limit the rising costs of gas and fossil fuels whilst support the energy transition, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and Climate Change Committee (CCC) has written to the new Prime Minister, Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, advocating the expansion of renewables.
The letter dated 7 September sets out the organisations’ joint positions on topics including energy security, fossil fuels and the role of infrastructure in delivering Net Zero. Continue reading “New PM must act now to support net zero targets”