Cumbria Council must scrap the coal mine

  Welcoming the decision to review planning permission of a new coal mine in Cumbria, Leader of the Lib Dems Ed Davey MP said:   “The Liberal Democrats have long called for a rethink on plans on for a new coal mine in Cumbria and I am delighted that’s exactly what has happened.   "Cumbria … Continue reading Cumbria Council must scrap the coal mine

Europe’s first commercial plant for hydrogen-based renewable aviation fuel

Information from CO2Value Europe, "The think and do tank dedicated to Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU)” Norsk e-Fuel is planning Europe’s first commercial plant for hydrogen-based renewable aviation fuel in Norway  Norsk e-fuel is generating renewable fuels from CO2 & water using 100% renewable electricity  Leading industry consortium joins forces to make unlimited renewable fuel … Continue reading Europe’s first commercial plant for hydrogen-based renewable aviation fuel

Carbon Capture – Radio Show and Brilliant Interview

CARBON CAPTURE and UTILISATION (CCU):   Carbon Dioxide CO2 is already being used as a raw material to make fuel, cement and other building materials.   This is a remarkable advance in our fight against climate change.    Recently, I had the chance to speak with climate scientist, Celia Sapart, from CO2 Value Europe, a … Continue reading Carbon Capture – Radio Show and Brilliant Interview

UK should be more ambitious when it comes to renewables

The Liberal Democrats are calling for an investment of £150 billion over the next three years to drive a green economic recovery. The call comes as the Prime Minister is set to unveil plans to invest just £160 million in wind turbines in a speech at the Conservative Party Conference. Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:"People across the UK are worried … Continue reading UK should be more ambitious when it comes to renewables

Green in Government

If you support the environment and green policies, please have a read of the post below. While in government Liberal Democrats doubled renewable energy generation in the UK and planted 1 million trees,  extended the coastal path and set up nationwide schemes to promote home insulation.  Read on for more information about the achievements of Ed Davey … Continue reading Green in Government

Lib Dem Manifesto 2015 – in full

The Liberal Democrat Manifesto for 2015 is published today. Our top priority is a World Class Education for all. This will underpin future economic security and ensure everyone gets the best start in life.

Walking and Nature – Preserving the Countryside

Walking is a great way of exploring nature and the outdoors and has clear benefits to health and the environment. If more people walk, rather than take the car, we can cut air pollution, have fewer problems with asthma and bronchitis, tackle obesity and reduce heart problems. As many of my correspondents have pointed out, … Continue reading Walking and Nature – Preserving the Countryside

Green in Government

Under Ed Davey's determined stewardship in the department of energy, somewhat to the consternation of conservatives such as Michael Fallon and George Osborne, there has been massive investment in renewables: Electricity generation from renewable sources has doubled since 2010 and now supplies 15% of the UK’s electricity. The average annual investment in renewables has more than … Continue reading Green in Government