Molly is urging the government to retain revisions which recognise the right of people and communities to produce, consume, sell and store renewable energy.
Molly has condemned the government over its decision not to back tidal power while pushing ahead with Heathrow expansion, with the help of Labour.
Molly has said government proposals to give pension funds ‘more confidence’ to divest from environmentally damaging fossil fuels lacks the legal force of EU regulation.
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.
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.
The UK’s Green MEPs have slammed the decision by the government to give the green light to a third runway at Heathrow.
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.
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. … Read moreEuropean Parliament Takes Important Step to Banish Unsustainable Investments
Molly writes for Business Green about her hopes for a report on sustainable finance for which is was rapporteur.
As the European Parliament’s rapporteur on sustainable finance, Molly will take part in a conference in Brussels focused around the Commission’s Action Plan for Sustainable Finance.