Storm Desmond hit the North Lancashire area on the 5th December 2015. This led to record water heights in the River Lune, with extensive flooding of surrounding land, property and roads.
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CLASP, like many other organisations, has seen first-hand during December 2015 the impact of flooding. Based in Lancaster, we were lucky to get away with only 3 days of no power or mobile communications, and ongoing road closures. Others in our local area have suffered far more.
As COP21 Paris Climate Conference gets underway, aiming to establish an international legally binding agreement on climate we bring you CLASP's latest UK focused bulletin.
The Committee on Climate Change has announced today that the Government should continue on the lowest-cost path towards the legal requirement to reduce UK emissions by at least 80% in 2050 on 1990 levels, and it should commit to an emissions reduction of 57% by 2028-2032.
Local authorities across the UK and abroad are proving that taking a sustainable approach to their operations and services delivers multiple benefits, such as improved performance, lower costs and better outcomes for their communities. Climate change or sustainability themes are embedded in national policy and appear in different guises and services areas.
On the 18th November Amber Rudd made a speech entitled “New Direction for UK Energy Policy” which had been eagerly awaited as a “policy re-set”.
It received a mixed response. The proposed switch from coal to gas was akin to "trying to go dry by switching from vodka to super strength cider" according to Green MP Caroline Lucas.
A survey of 80 community energy groups with some 11,000 members in total has been conducted on behalf of Community Energy England and has revealed some startling statistics.
DECC has released their response to the Feed-In Tariff (FiT) pre-accreditation consultation this afternoon (available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/459286/Government_response_to_FIT_pre-accreditat
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This last month has seen unprecedented changes made to renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in the UK and we bring you a summary of those.