A 25-year plan for the recovery of Nature with clear 5 year milestones - Climate Change centre stage - Investment in the Green economy – with 1 million high productivity Green jobs - Marine Protection - The green agenda requires long-term thinking and planning. Labour’s Green Plan – announced yesterday – shows that we are … Continue reading From the people who brought you National Parks and Right to Roam – Labour’s Green plans [not forgetting the animals]
Ecotricity – one of the UK’s leading, and fastest growing independent energy companies – has thrown its backing behind Labour - to the tune of £250,000. Ecotricity is a ‘not for dividend’ company – and claims to have invested more per customer over the last 11 years than any other energy firm in Britain. In … Continue reading ‘A green Britain with a strong green economy at the heart of Europe” Ecotricity boss backs Labour’s green credentials.
Last Saturday, Alan Simpson was in Leeds NW, campaigning for Alex Sobel, and speaking in Otley. Alan is a climate change expert - a writer, advisor and campaigner on energy and climate policy and on decentralised energy. He’s been working with Welsh and UK Labour on energy independence - inclduing with the Welsh Assembly on … Continue reading Harness the waters of the Wharfe – but let’s do it as a community: Alex Sobel responds to Otley visit of climate change expert Alan Simpson.
In 2010 350 deaths - 5.5 per cent of all deaths – in Leeds, were linked to air pollution. In spring of 2014 the World Health Organisation named Leeds as one of 9 UK urban areas where air pollution levels were dangerously high. Yet last week EU plans emerged to scrap vital policy packages aimed … Continue reading Hundreds at risk from air pollution in Leeds: Labour calls on LibDem/Tory Coalition to speak out against plans to scrap EU clean air and recycling packages
Right now in Britain, people are working harder, for longer hours and for less pay. I won’t settle for that. Too many of the gains in our economy are scooped up by a few, powerful people at the top, and too many big companies get away with charging us over the odds. They used to … Continue reading Ed Miliband – Britain can do better than this