Climate campaigners call for a global day of action

Barry White

A global day of action on the climate catastrophe, to urge governments to cut greenhouse gas emissions and shift to a low-carbon economy is being called for by civil society groups around the world. It will take place on Saturday 12 November, the mid-point of the Cop27 UN climate talks, which run from 6 to 18 November in Sharm el-Sheikh, hosted by the Egyptian government. However concerns have been expressed that protests in Egypt could be restricted in a country where the right to protest has been heavily curbed under the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Construction firms lobbied against change in the law on car chargers

Barry White

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.

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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”

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