Government urged to take the heat off the planet by ending its fossil fuel fixation

4th September 2018

Reacting to today’s Met Office news that 2018 was the joint-hottest summer on record for the UK as a whole and the hottest for England, Friends of the Earth’s head of policy Mike Childs said:

“This is yet another bleak warning that we’re racing towards catastrophic climate change. “But rather than taking their foot off the pedal, ministers continue to fuel the crisis with more roads and runways and by championing the development of dirty gas and oil. “It’s time for the government to take the heat off the planet by ending our fossil fuel fixation, investing in energy efficiency and developing the UK’s huge renewable power potential.”