From the TUC


Fab: How Labour can change Britain

07 Mar 2014, by in Environment

If “the crash has reshaped our economy,” the Fabians have now provided a blueprint on How Labour can change Britain. Its ideas for Labour draw on the key contributions to its New Year 2014 conference. Public funding on R&D as % of GDP: from Greening the Recovery The 10 essays “challenge the coalition’s narrative” on education,…

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Floods: truth is a casualty, too

26 Feb 2014, by in Environment

Speaking during a visit to flood-hit areas in Worcester Prime Minister David Cameron insisted that flood spending has increased, despite claims that Government cuts had weakened flood defences. On 6th of January 2014 the environment secretary, Owen Patterson, told the House of Commons that “over the current spending review period, more is being spent than…

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Now to build a UK carbon capture industry

24 Feb 2014, by in Environment

With solid progress on the UK’s first two carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects, there is much to be positive about.  But how do we get from these two projects to between 15 and 25 coal and gas power stations fitted with CCS that our energy system needs? Not to mention CCS for steel, cement…

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Timely call on carbon capture

11 Feb 2014, by in Environment

The TUC is to be congratulated in having the foresight and commitment to join with industry over several years now to drive forward carbon capture & storage technology (CCS) for power and industry in this country.  Not all the task group members will agree on all other energy policy issues. But we are absolutely together…

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End fuel poverty, back Cold Homes Week

07 Feb 2014, by in Environment

This week has been Cold Homes Week, in which tens of thousands of people have been emailing their MPs, demanding an end to the scandal of cold homes. The week of action is led by the Energy Bill Revolution alliance, which includes leading unions such as the TUC, Unite, Unison as well as major charities…

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Rule in CCS for carbon cuts, jobs, lower bills

03 Feb 2014, by in Environment

Escalating global coal demand will drive global warming into the unknown territory of dangerous climate change. An ambitious, government-led roll-out of carbon capture storage (CCS) technology in the UK would prevent carbon emissions free to air, generate thousands of jobs, create a market worth £15-35bn by 2030, and reduce household electricity bills by £82 a…

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