If Labour is to provide the genuine green alternative to the Tory luddites, they must highlight the missed economic opportunity of a low-carbon economy, using the top economic voices in the party. Lower and more stable bills help our companies compete, while low-carbon infrastructure itself is a key growth area in jobs and investment.
Tag Archives: Friends of the Earth
It’s no good drawing a correlation between green policies and rising bills. The figures don’t back it up
Social media is increasingly being used by activists to hold politicians to promises they have made in the past. This time those MPs who promised to back the 2013 Carbon Target amendment to the Energy Bill are being encouraged to stick to their promises via Twitter.
After a sustained period of silence from the shadow front bench on green issues, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls have emerged on the right side of the debate.
Alex Hern examines the common link between the appalling bad RBS quarter, and the appallingly good Centrica one: Rewards for failure.
Donna Hume of Friends of the Earth argues that the government needs to give up its appeal over solar subsidies, and get back to helping the solar industry
Richard Dyer argues that the changes our transport system needs are far more systematic than merely reducing fuel duty.
Andy Atkins details Friends of the Earth’s plans to take on EDF’s massive profits off the back of public cash.
Friends of the Earth today described the government’s omission of shipping from its climate targets as “like an alcoholic giving up all booze except whisky”.
Andy Atkins calls on readers to join Friends of the Earth’s “Final Demand” campaign, and explains why the ‘Big Six’ energy companies need their dominance ended.
TweetFollowing on from Hammond’s environmentally destructive attempt at populism on Friday, the Conservatives have this weekend struck two more blows against their own claim to be the greenest government ever. Firstly, Friends of the Earth released a report which concluded that: After one year in office the Coalition had made little progress towards David Cameron’s […]