Here in the UK, electricity generation is responsible for a quarter of our carbon emissions – making it a huge contributor. That means we urgently need to change the way we power our country and our homes.
We urgently need your help to call on the government to Scrap Subsidies for Burning Wood Biomass and to redirect these subsidies to clean renewables.
We know we urgently need to ramp up climate action. But over the last few years the government has been removing support for renewables.
Museum of Science & Industry: drop your sponsorship deal with Shell for the upcoming exhibition ‘Electricity: the spark of life’
Drax power station has applied to the Planning Inspectorate for permission to replace its two remaining coal-fired units with much larger ones burning fossil (natural) gas. Drax is already the biggest biomass burning plant in the world and the largest single emitter of CO2 in the U.K.
Beneath London run lost rivers. Using the magic of heat pumps, they could provide the city with low carbon heating and cooling – something we really need to tackle climate change.
The government has announced proposals to fast-track fracking. Exploratory drilling would be exempt from the need to apply for planning permission, like putting up a garden shed.
The government is planning to drastically rewrite planning rules to make it as easy for fracking companies to drill as putting up a garden shed.
10:10 are installing solar panels on the roofs of community organisations around the UK. They’ll save money on their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. But shouldn’t all suitable buildings have solar?