Monday, 21 April 2003

Energy News April 2003

UK carbon dioxide emissions have risen since the Labour Party came to power in 1997, despite promises to cut them.  But this year the UK Parliament will debate a proposed new law – the Sustainable Energy Bill – which would set statutory targets for Improvements in energy efficiency and increased deployment of renewables and combined heat and power which would help to combat rising emissions.

This Bill is being promoted by a coalition of environmental and social groups and supporters of sustainable technologies, but needs at least 100 MPs to vote for the Bill to ensure it passes its first Parliamentary stage and defeats opposition from the nuclear lobby who would prefer that their technology was seen as the only answer to climate change.

Please ask your MP to be in Parliament on 28th March and vote for the Sustainable Energy Bill.

You can find your MP and send them a fax them at  http://www.faxyourmp.com/