From the TUC

Environment (page 2)

5 essential climate objectives for the Budget

07 Jul 2015, by in Environment

The government must use its first Budget to reassure UK citizens it will do enough to ensure the UK plays its part in limiting the global rise in temperature to less than 2 degrees. However reports suggest that unprotected government departments that lead on green business and the UK’s response to climate change face cuts averaging…

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Amber axes most cost effective wind projects

22 Jun 2015, by in Environment

A worrying early sign that the Conservative administration doesn’t get the link between energy and manufacturing policy. The The Energy Secretary has effectively cancelled 250 onshore wind projects already in development by cutting the subsidies which would aid their completion. Today’s decision is likely to mean that 2,500 turbines which were due to be built…

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MEPs urge Congress to allow climate action in trade deals

12 Jun 2015, by in Environment

Today, the US House of Representatives is debating whether to allow President Obama authority to negotiate trade deals for the next 6 years without significant Congressional scrutiny. In what is normally referred to as the ‘fast track’ procedure, the House will be asked to agree a mandate for trade negotiations such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)…

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