Backward facing budget chases every last drop of oil instead of investing in a clean, green jobs-rich economy” says Caroline Lucas

Yup, well said Caroline! Lets get together and sort out local, small scale community led renewable solutions. My theory is if we make even a minor dent in their profits, the big energy firms might finally catch up. If not, their loss.

Medway Green Party's Blog

Instead of giving in to polluting industries by freezing the carbon price floor, the Chancellor should listen to people struggling with high energy bills, and recycle all carbon tax revenues into a programme to make all our homes super-energy efficient. This would bring 90% of homes out of fuel poverty, quadruple carbon savings, and create up to 200,000 jobs.
The Prime Minister’s claim that ‘money is no object’ when it comes to flood protection has not been realised in the Budget Statement. The extra money announced today for repairs to damage flood defences does not close the £500m gap between current flood defence investment and what is required just to keep pace with climate change, putting 250,000 more homes at flood risk over the next twenty years.
With current investment only half of what is needed to meet the Government’s own climate targets, the Chancellor has missed another opportunity to…

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