Labour launches 2023 National Policy Forum Consultation

The 2023 Labour policy consultations have just opened, and there are some important changes this year. The consultation period opened on 30th January and will close on 17th March. All submissions must be completed and posted to the NPF website by then. Submissions to the National Policy Forum can be made only by CLPs andContinue reading “Labour launches 2023 National Policy Forum Consultation”

Shock at the death of a stalwart campaigner

The death of Richard Brown on 3rd July, sent shockwaves through the whole of Labour International and those of us in the GND campaign and UK2Zero especially. Only a short while before we learned of his passing many of us were working with Richard, enjoying his authoritative contributions to meetings and he had seemed inContinue reading “Shock at the death of a stalwart campaigner”

Waste Haste?

Energy from Waste is on the rise again. I recall many moons ago publicizing the innovative Wakefield Waste-Derived-Fuel plant. Now London and others are following suit decades later, incinerating non-recyclable wastes in incinerators with waste heat capture. This is certainly done on the continent and conceivably lower carbon than landfill sites and WRAP have givenContinue reading “Waste Haste?”

Local Electricity Bill Campaign Update

Nearly 50% of the House now back the bill. It doesn’t matterwhat Party your MP represents. We need their support to reach50% .Let’s hold Greg Hands, Minister for Energy, to his words. He toldthe House that he and the government ‘support the broadintentions of the Bill’‘Power for People‘ who drafted the bill and head upContinue reading “Local Electricity Bill Campaign Update”

The War in Ukraine makes alleviating the Triple Energy Crisis even more urgent

Renewables are the only way forward The Renewable Route out of our Triple Energy Crisis: Decarbonisation, Affordability and Security in 2022 Britain There exists an urgent need for progressives to determine and pursue a local green path out of our current Triple Energy Crisis.  We need affordable, sustainable and secure green energy  – yesterday. Britain isContinue reading “The War in Ukraine makes alleviating the Triple Energy Crisis even more urgent”

Triple Energy Crisis

We are right in the middle of a Triple Energy Crisis: Price, Security andCarbon Emissions.Last October energy prices multiplied the numbers of familieschoosing between food and bills. Millions, it’s widely believed, will bepushed into Fuel Poverty this April, despite Sunak’s support, by anenergy bill rise of nearly £700.Big energy companies enjoy record profits. But low-incomeContinue reading “Triple Energy Crisis”

The Local Electricity Bill

2nd READING 25th of February 2022 124 Labour MPs have yet to confirm their support. Are you one of them? Labour International CLP ‘Industry and the GND’ Working Group are lobbying forsupport to: Allow local electricity generation and supply to thrive;Enable democratic local electricity generation viability. Local Electricity Generation could thrive should the Bill becomeContinue reading The Local Electricity Bill