• solar supermarket
    it would obviously help generate the power we need,also it would stop good arable land going to waste,not to mention the eyesore in the country syndrome.
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  • Make disposable plates, cups and cutlery compostable by 2020
    Only a tiny percent of the billions of plastic cups thrown away are currently recycled. The waste is phenomenal and the destructive impact on the environment is appalling. What point have we got to in society where plastic is created, formed into a spoon, wrapped in more plastic and shipped, only to be used for a few seconds before being thrown away, never to be reused and to exist on the planet for the foreseeable future? Plastic cups and cutlery clog up our oceans injuring and killing all that live in there. In response to this France has just passed another ground breaking law. The law, which will come into effect in 2020, will ensure that all disposable plates, cups, knives and forks will have to be made of biologically-sourced materials and can be composted. And this is just the latest part of France’s transition into a greener country. Earlier this year, supermarkets and stores in France were told they could no longer hand out plastic bags. We in the UK should be following suit. The large packaging companies and their industry groups will be lobbying against any such suggestion. But our government needs to override such protectionism for the greater good of us all. Recyclable is not good enough - we have all seen how difficult it is to actually find places in the real world to recycle these types of apparently "recyclable" plastics. The law must be to ensure these single use products are compostable. Ensuring all disposable cutlery and crockery is fully compostable will cut both the energy used in plastic production and the waste and pollution caused by its disposal. We ask the Secretary of State to follow France's lead and ensure that by 2020 all disposable plates, cups, knives, forks and spoons are made of biologically sourced materials and can be composted.
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  • Stop pricing small electric cars off the road
    Small electric cars like the Peugeot Ion, Mitsubishi iMiev and Citroën Zero, do not have large enough batteries to use a full 30 minute charge. The maximum range of these cars at motorway speeds is 50-60 miles. Fast chargers only charge the battery to 80%, so that is 40-48 miles. Allow 10 miles probably already in the battery at the start of the charge, and that's 30-38 miles for £6. Compare with an ordinary diesel car, doing about 60 mpg, where each gallon costs about £5.50, and you will see it costs about twice as much to run a small car charged at an Ecotricity charging point as it does to run a diesel car filled at a pump. On the other hand, if you charge the electric car at home, it costs about half as much to run as the diesel (even with full price green electricity).
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  • Build the Severn Barage instead of Hinckley Point.
    UK self reliance and security. Climate change mitigation.
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  • Korean nuclear reactors in Britain?
    The Financial Times reports that the Korea Electric Power Corporation, KEPCO, wants to build nuclear reactors in Britain. It hopes to start by installing a Toshiba/Westinghouse reactor at Moorside near Sellafield, and then build more with its own technology. (Ref 1) Nearly four years ago South Korea’s nuclear watchdog said that, over the past nine years, safety certificates for more than 7600 items procured for reactors were forged. Several Korean reactors malfunctioned and two were closed for months. (Ref 2) Ref 1 Koreans near investment in new Cumbrian nuclear plant by: Jim Pickard and Andrew Ward Financial Times web site 11 September 2016 Ref 2 South Korea to investigate nuclear plants by: Song Jung-a and Simon Mundy Financial Times web site 7 November 2012
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  • A Safe Secure Sellafield Nuclear Reprocessing Plant
    These are so important to prevent a possible Nuclear event that could and would impact on the whole of the United Kingdom and the majority of Western Europe
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  • Institute a cross Party Independent Investigation to alternatives to New Nuclear Plants in UK
    The current Nuclear proposal is on hold but significant pressure from China and the scientific establishment lobby groups not offering up an agreed alternative means we are at one minute to Midnight. The current option is unproven nuclear technology funded by China and is not fully accounted for in terms of even finishing the initial build, waste management and safety. Some scientists say that we cannot rely on renewables due to lack of energy storage. However, there are many storage systems that with just a fraction of £18 Billion invested in them could deliver. As the energy storage business is small in comparison to the nuclear industry its lobby power is small but should not be overlooked. Also, investing in the nuclear industry does not lead to export opportunities that a powerful energy storage business could offer as most western nations have turned their backs on nuclear but are highly interested in mass energy storage systems. The remit of the committee should include export opportunities for mass energy storage systems, energy efficiency and policy, as these are currently delivering only a fraction of the potential there .
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  • saving energy
    The conservation of energy, leading to a reduction in the use of fossils fuels and undermining the need for nuclear power, and thus reducing CO2 emissions and global warming.
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  • Stop Barclays From Funding Fracking
    Barclays has a 97% stake in Third Energy - the company who want to frack North Yorkshire. One of Barclays values is to "find ways to positively impact all of the communities we interact with". The people of North Yorkshire don't want fracking! Third Energy are planning to build 950 wells over 19 sites which will have a seriously negative effect on health, climate, the local economy etc.
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    If they were to put solar panels on all council houses, it would cut carbon emissions significantly, produce cheaper electricity for the council tenants which would help benefit the environment. It would pay for itself in a few years and the government could significantly increase the amount of renewable energy. Also by selling half the energy produced to the big companies, it would benefit the government coffers and the rest could help council tenants pay less for their energy. For the first few years or so the government would be recouping the price of installation, but after that it's pure profit for them. It helps the environment, council tenants and the government.
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  • Build the severn barrage NOW!!!!!
    Give the UK a kick start, break the central power companies profiteering and build the severn barrage in order to provide this country with cheap, clean energy.This would have a knock on effect of making the consumer better off and just as important itwould make our manufactured goods cheaper, therefore improving the country's exports and overall GDP
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  • Public Health England: Produce a New Health Report on Fracking
    In 2014, Public Health England published their final version of a health report on fracking. The report was narrow in its contents and missed out some significant health evidence that indicated hydraulic fracturing impacted upon public health. Since that report, hundreds of other health reports have been published with critical evidence that now needs to be taken into account before any shale activity should proceed within the UK. Medact have released two reports into public health and fracking, both of which have been ignored by the Conservative government. Medact said they have “called for a moratorium on fracking because of the serious risks it poses to public health. Fracking has already been suspended in Wales and Scotland because of health and climate risks and New York State has banned fracking because of the ‘significant health risks’. “The [Medact] report highlights the limitations of Public Health England’s report on fracking, including the fact that it was narrow in scope and failed to critically assess the adequacy and reliability of the regulatory system. “Working with various experts in energy policy and climate change, Medact’s report also describes how shale gas produces a level of GHG emissions that is incompatible with the UK’s commitments to address climate change.” A letter published in the British Medical Journal stated: “The arguments against fracking on public health and ecological grounds are overwhelming. There are clear grounds for adopting the precautionary principle and prohibiting fracking.” This letter was signed by 18 academic and medical professionals. In Lancashire it was left to the county council’s own director of public health to assess health impact. He advised that there was no regulatory system in place, in that health outcomes are not part of the regulatory bodies’ agenda. He could provide no assurance of baseline or any ongoing monitoring of health. More recently, an important study has been released by Johns Hopkins University linking fracking to an exacerbation of asthma. Public Health England’s mission is: "to protect and improve the nation’s health and to address inequalities" If Public Health England is to fulfil their public duty and mission statement, then to not acknowledge and act upon the wealth of contraindications towards hydraulic fracturing, they could be in breach of their position and may face a legal challenge. A full and concise article by Alan Tootill, with references on this subject, can be found here: http://www.frackingdigest.co.uk/health.htm
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