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After Ozymandias: will Labour miss the energy revolution?

…. Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand…

Energy politics ‘after the Milk Round

News of the 25% collapse in Areva’s share values triggered an unexpected sliver of sympathy in me.

Looking for a Piano Man*

This will be the first Labour Conference in the last 1,000 years to take place without Tony Benn.

‘2052’ and a sea of storms.

As the South of England sinks in a morass of flooded homes, or waits for the next river to burst,

M*A*S*H – as ‘smart’ as it gets

Film buffs will remember the stir caused by the release of M*A*S*H in 1970.

UK Energy Market Subsidies

Environmental Audit Select Committee Inquiry: UK Energy Market Subsidies Summary of Conclusions…

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Alan's Eco House

Turning a derelict lace hall into an eco home in the middle of Nottingham had some important reasons. It was always how I wanted to live. It was something I had bleated on about for years but not got round to doing...

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Transformation Moment

My pamphlet 'Transformation Moment' is intended to support the case for a radical shift in energy thinking; as much about democracy as technology, and about 'systems' rather than just supply.

TWITTER

Today during DEFRA questions @MichaelGove told MPs that #fracking ‘Fits in perfectly’ with his vision for a green Brexit.

Riding roughshod over local communities to damage our environment is not a vision @UKLabour shares. #BanFracking

Today during DEFRA questions @MichaelGove told MPs that #fracking ‘Fits in perfectly’ with his vision for a green Brexit. 

Riding roughshod over local communities to damage our environment is not a vision @UKLabour shares. #BanFracking

It's REALLY important to insist on the 'democracy' element of onshore wind. Elsewhere, community/locality ownership has socialised grid connection (and a right of 'local supply'). Without this it will all end in corporate cartels...and tears.

Doug Parr@doug_parr

Momentum building for restart to UK (esp Scottish) onshore wind.

Because it makes no sense to have price caps on energy bills but stop cheapest form of power generation

https://t.co/9o598smbx9

What fraudulent claims surrounding the government's 'Green GB week'. For the record
- most post-1990 cuts in UK emissions came from the 2008 crash and from exporting jobs
- if you include aviation, shipping and imports, Britain's post-1990 CO2 cuts are ZERO.
NO COMFORT ZONE

Govt asks Climate Change Cttee for advice on how to cut UK CO2 emissions to 'net zero'. IPCC says 50% of these cuts must be by 2030. But Govt insists 'no recommendations pre-2032'!
It's like offering Titanic survivors advice on how ships can avoid icebergs.

This has to be Labour's moment. Defeating the Tories would force an election or the 'Peoples' Vote'. Labour MPs failing to do so surely can't expect to retain the PLP whip.
Brexit: David Davis calls for cabinet rebellion

Theresa May and David Davis

Davis calls for cabinet Brexit rebellion

The former Brexit secretary says Theresa May's plans will prevent the UK striking new trade deals.

www.bbc.co.uk

A Buddhist friend tells me this is our 'holding the pain' moment. Facing the reality of how negligent our society has become is tough. Tinkering is no longer an option. Only transformational change will work. This is our moment. Hug, smile and stay with it.

Ruth Davis@ruthdavis27

A hard week for those who've been battling climate change all their working lives. Don't despair! You are making a big difference @crisortunity @James_BG @KeithAllott @jossgarman @benstewart999 and many others. Faster bigger sooner cheaper better smarter! On we go 🙂

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