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Baby Boomers Had 4 Million Vote Ballot Box Advantage Over Millennials At Last Election

Due to the high turnout and overall larger population, the baby boomers had a four million ballot box advantage over millennials at the 2015 General Election, thus highlighting a democratic imbalance that should concern all political parties. This is according to new analysis published today by the Resolution Foundation as part...


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New IBE Briefing Looks At Role of Business Ethics and Sports Governance

At a time where sport is becoming more and more of a big business that results in billions of dollars, the question of governance and ethics has never been so crucial. A new IBE Briefing looks at the role of sporting governing bodies in embedding the sport’s core values, both at...


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Pollution At Aberthaw Power Station ‘Too High’ Rules European Court Of Justice

The UK government has failed in limiting pollution emissions, the European Court of Justice has ruled, from the power station in Aberthaw in South Wales. The coal-fired station in the Vale of Glamorgan has emitted more than double the legal amount of toxic nitrogen oxides for seven years. Mike Childs,...


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Paris Deal Not “Worth The Paper It’s Written On” If Investment Made In Fossil Fuels

Friends of the Earth have stated that the announcement by Prime Minister, Theresa May, that the UK will ratify the Paris climate deal by Christmas is an important step. However, Friends of the Earth say it won’t be worth the paper it’s written on unless the government stops investing...


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UK To Ratify Paris Agreement Shows Commitment To Climate Change

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will move forward with its domestic ratification of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and will join a group of top countries to bring the Paris deal into the full force of law. This announcement has been welcomed by Christian Aid. Mohamed Adow, Christian Aid’s...


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PETA UK Comments On Survey On Attitudes Towards Animal Testing

Dr Julia Baines, Science Policy Adviser for PETA UK, has released a statement regarding the Government-Commissioned Survey on Attitudes Towards Animal Testing in 2016 She said: “As experimenters shamefully continue to cut up, drug, burn, and electrocute animals in archaic experiments, the vast majority of the British public (74 per...


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ClientEarth React To Hinkley C Decision

The Director of Programmes for international environmental law organisation ClientEarth, Karla Hill, has responded to the government’s decision on Hinkley C. She said: “This decision shows a lack of long-term strategic thinking that will not help the UK’s transition to an energy system fit for the future. We should be...


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ECIU Comment On Hinkley Point Approval

Richard Black, director of the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has commented on the revelation that the Government has decided to go ahead with a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset , and stated that more hurdles remained for the project. He said: “Despite this being called a...


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To Reach 1.5˚C No Emission Vehicles Need To Dominate Car Marrket

New analysis by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) have stated zero-emission vehicles need to achieve a dominant market share by approximately 2035 for the globe to meet the Paris Agreement’s lower warming limit of 1.5˚C. Even this figure could be too late to avoid the need for significant negative emissions. This transformation of the passenger...


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Approval For Hinkley C Plans Is Rumoured To Be Today Or Tomorrow

Chief Executive and founder of renewable energy company Good Energy, Juliet Davenport OBE, has voiced her concerns ahead of the decision on Hinkley C. She said: “The decision to go ahead with Hinkley C is a bad move. It will take at least a decade to build and leave...


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300,000 Plus People Ask For Hinkley Plans To Be Scrapped

Greenpeace will join forces with Stop Hinkley Campaigners at 11am on Thursday 15th September to hand in a petition at No.10 Downing Street. In advance of a possible Hinkley decision due sometime before the end of September, Stop Hinkley campaigners will join Greenpeace to hand in a petition with over 300,000...


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Plan And Laws Needed From Government To Protect British Wildlife

Catherine Weller, senior lawyer with environmental lawyers at ClientEarth has reacted to the worrying State of Nature report, which discovered one in ten species are threatened with extinction. She said: “The State of Nature report shows the stark reality when it comes to British wildlife. Many species are in...


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Campaigners Claim New Boundaries Will ‘Skew Our Democracy’

The Electoral Reform Society has stated that constituency boundaries should be drawn on the basis of population rather than an incomplete electoral register.  On the day that the Boundary Commission released its provisional proposals for redrawing constituencies, the ERS has found that both London and the South East are...


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Friends Of The Earth Claim Government “Refusing To Take Bold Action” On Air Pollution

Jenny Bates, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner, has responded to the government’s response today on the action they are taking on air quality. She said: “Despite the mounting evidence of the dangers people face having to breathe our illegally dirty air, the government is refusing to take the bold...


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Policy Exchange Report Is Responded To By STA

The government needs to dramatically act to decarbonise heat if the UK is to reach its legally binding targets, the new Policy Exchange report ‘Too Hot to Handle?’ says. The report comes as the solar thermal industry remains on tenterhooks for the final Government decision on its proposed reforms to the...