The European Parliament has this week backed a Green initiative which aims to extend the life of consumer products.
As MEPs vote on legislation settings binding annual greenhouse gas emission targets for EU member countries, Molly challenges Michael Gove to match or better these targets for tackling climate change post-Brexit.
Molly says ejecting the US from the Paris Agreement is an assault on scientific evidence and a confrontation with businesses and a US and global economy that is marching rapidly towards decarbonisation.
Molly has written to the president of the European Central Bank challenging them over ‘disguised subsidies’ to companies that are undermining goals on tackling climate change.
Molly has said her worst fears over Brexit are being realised following revelations that the government is planning to ‘scale down its concern over climate change and the trade in illegal wildlife’ after leaving the EU.
Molly has accused the government of failing consumers and the environment over energy policy following projections that onshore wind and solar will be as cheap or cheaper than gas by 2020.
Molly has challenged the government to follow the EU and embrace the ‘circular economy’ post-Brexit.
A cross-party group of MEPs has written to Nick Hurd, Minister for Climate Change and Industry demanding to know how the government plans to fund investment in clean energy post-Brexit.
Molly has responded to a new study which says using woody biomass for energy releases higher levels of emissions than coal.
Molly has welcomed the verdict of a government-funded review which has come out in favour of a network of tidal lagoons around the UK.