Archives: Climate change

As EU agree 32% target for renewables by 2030, Green MEP urges government to reject nuclear and fossil fuels and embrace a renewable energy revolution in new report

As EU agrees new 32% renewables target, Molly launches new report calling for eleventh-hour rejection of Hinkley C, an end to fossil fuel subsidies and massive investment in renewable energy, energy storage, and energy efficiency.

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Energy Isolationism: How the UK is sailing into the wind on energy policy

This report looks at why the UK is increasingly isolated in its approach to energy, with a government continuing to subsidise fossil fuels, nuclear power and actively promoting the fracking industry. It proposes some key steps that the UK needs to take in order to keep pace with the switch to renewables that is taking place across the globe.

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Green MEPs slam Heathrow expansion as “a sick joke”

The UK’s Green MEPs have slammed the decision by the government to give the green light to a third runway at Heathrow.

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Investors require better disclosure of Environmental, Social and Governance risks says Green MEP

Following the large majority for her report on sustainable finance, rapporteur and Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has called on the Commission to be more ambitious on the sustainable finance agenda. ‘My report on sustainable finance calls on investors to carry out mandatory due diligence on their investments. This is essential to provide clarity to […]

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European Parliament Takes Important Step to Banish Unsustainable Investments

Green MEP, Molly Scott Cato, has welcomed the overwhelming support for her report on sustainable finance in a vote today in the European Parliament. Dr Scott Cato, who is the first ever professor of Green Economics, said: “Today’s vote is a signal of the positive shift taking place towards investment in sustainable sectors of the economy. […]

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