Monthly Archives: August 2015

A smack in the face for solar power!

http://www.foe.co.uk/news/save-our-solar-government-cuts-would-cost-1000s-jobs Here she is again!  Amber Rudd said: I want to unleash a new solar revolution! http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local/hastings-and-rye-mp-hopes-to-unleash-solar-revolution-as-new-cabinet-minister-1-6741678 And now she is pulling the plug on those of us doing the right thing by virtually scrapping the Feed In Tariff scheme!  … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on A smack in the face for solar power!

Friends of the Earth gathering in Manchester 5 September

Or anywhere else! A friendly get together on 5 September, to Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fracking-get-together-and-climate-gathering-tickets-17829467417

Posted in News | Comments Off on Friends of the Earth gathering in Manchester 5 September

HAF meeting 18th August 2015

Our meeting on 18th August was very well attended and the group was updated on events since the last meeting; the many, many events…………….!  We have had ups and downs, much like an emotional roller-coaster ride over the past few months!  The … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on HAF meeting 18th August 2015

Fracking isn’t just about Lancashire…………

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-onshore-oil-and-gas-blocks-to-be-offered 27 Light green blocks = Oil & Gas Authority have offered oil and gas development rights 132 Dark green blocks = Subject to a process known as Appropriate Assessment under the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 – Consultation … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Fracking isn’t just about Lancashire…………

Shale gas and oil policy statement by DECC and DCLG

The DECC and DCLG statement released today is, of course, aimed at Lancashire first and foremost: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/shale-gas-and-oil-policy-statement-by-decc-and-dclg/shale-gas-and-oil-policy-statement-by-decc-and-dclg In an attempt to clear the way for Cuadrilla, timed to coincide with a plethora of Ministerial rhetoric.  This is the crux of the matter: … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Shale gas and oil policy statement by DECC and DCLG

What a difference 5 years make?

The Conservative party manifesto of 2010 stated: But we will not succeed in building the Big Society, or in building a new economic model, unless we stop government trying to direct everything from the centre. We will get nowhere with … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on What a difference 5 years make?

Government will step in if councils don’t fast-track fracking applications

Article in the Guardian today: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/aug/13/government-will-step-in-if-councils-dont-fast-track-fracking-applications

Posted in News | Comments Off on Government will step in if councils don’t fast-track fracking applications

18th August 2015 meeting

If you are angry about the Government’s attempt to ride roughshod over local Democracy to inflict fracking on communities just like ours, you are most welcome to join us.  Our meeting on 18th August will hear more about renewable energy alternatives.

Posted in News | Comments Off on 18th August 2015 meeting

Local Democracy, a thing of the past……………..

http://westlancashirerecord.com/2015/08/10/what-do-we-need-local-planning-committees-for/

Posted in News | Comments Off on Local Democracy, a thing of the past……………..

Who responded on behalf of Government?

You will have had the “Government response” by now.  We have asked (email address blanked out for security!) exactly who responded.  This is the reply: By Government response, we mean a written response from the government department responsible for the … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Who responded on behalf of Government?