Tag: Climate Change

County Council declares climate emergency

Hampshire takes a step closer towards carbon neutrality after cabinet members recommend the Council declare a Climate Emergency. Cllr Martin Todd: “It’s two steps forward and one step back”Yesterday, at the first Cabinet meeting to be chaired by HCC’s new Leader Councillor Keith Mans the first item on the agenda was a motion from Councillor…

Keith House backs Govt advice to combat climate change

The Government’s official climate adviser wants ministers to ensure all councils reduce their carbon emissions. In a new report, the Committee on Climate Change warns that we won’t meet our emissions targets unless every council does its bit. Councillor Keith House, Eastleigh Borough Council, states: I welcome the Committee on Climate Change recommendation that every…

Huhne:”There is no alternative”

Chris Huhne has claimed “There is no credible alternative” to his plans for ‘green growth’. Mr Huhne made the remark while addressing a recent meeting of Solent LEP – a taxpayer funded Quango which puts unelected corporate business men and estate agents at the heart of the local planning policy decision making process. (So you…

Chris Huhne warns on glacier melt

Chris Huhne addresses Climate Chage short story writers at th point Eastleigh

Chris Huhne has spoken of the dangers of glacier melt while attending the Point to launch a short story writing competition on the theme of climate change. The Secretary for Energy and Climate Change told an audience of budding writers: “There is a very serious risk already of glacier melt in the Arctic area which…

Local Oxfam to Present Huhne with Climate Demand

This Friday, December 3, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne will be presented with a giant petition signed by his Eastleigh constituents . The petition urges Mr Huhne to work with world governments to find the vital funds needed to help poor countries adapt to the effects of climate change. The Oxfam shop…

U Turn Huhne in nuclear bunkum

Climate campaigners in Eastleigh were left reeling today as the Towns MP Chris Huhne, who is also Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, announced he would be would be axing a major renewable tidal energy project in favour of building eight new nuclear power stations. In a special election hustings debate on climate…

Hot air on Climate Change

About 40 people were at Barton Peveril College Friday evening for a specially arranged hustings on behalf of the ‘Ask the Climate Question’ campaign. A number of organisations including Christian Aid, Greenpeace and Oxfam have organised the series of hustings to give voters a chance to hear local candidate’s views on climate change. Chris Huhne…