Will you sign Ali’s letter?
Friends of the Earth supporter, Manchester Local Group member, and award-winning community campaigner Ali Abbas is passionate about finding a solution to our energy crisis. He wants the Government to introduce a ‘clean power target’ that would slash the carbon in our electricity system, and encourage a rapid switch to renewable energy.
My name’s Ali. I work as a business analyst, I’m a Friends of the Earth supporter, and I volunteer with the Manchester Friends of the Earth local group. (I’m the one standing next to the solar PV panel). And I’ve decided to write to every member of the House of Lords.
Why? Because in less than two weeks, the Lords could vote YES to a clean power target – which would slash the carbon in our electricity system, and encourage a rapid switch to renewable energy.
Here in Manchester, I’ve done all I can to support a clean power target. I’ve organised public meetings, been in the local press, and met my local MP too. Like many of you, in June I asked my MP to vote YES to a clean power target. Together we almost convinced enough MPs to vote YES, but some of them really let us down.
Now we have another chance. I’ve heard reports that if enough Peers come along on the day of the vote, there’s a very good chance we could win this. Let’s remind them to turn up and vote for clean power.
A YES vote would help stop fracking and the reckless dash for gas, and help us avoid the worst effects of climate change.
We’ve got 10 days to persuade Lords to vote YES – let’s make the most of this opportunity.
Manchester Friends of the Earth
Ali would love you to add your name. Please add your name today. Thank you.
You can see a copy of Ali’s letter here.