This report explores how the current 2000 or so Trident-related jobs in Plymouth could be replaced within the emerging local ‘green’ economy, making use of the great potential of existing local skills and facilities.
Molly has welcomed news that Cornwall Council and the EU are continuing to support marine-based energy and challenges the government to maintain financial support post-Brexit.
Next week Molly will launch a new report looking at how jobs linked to Trident can be converted into green jobs.
Poldark has revived an interest in the South West’s past and there are prospects of a revitalised mining industry in Cornwall. However, fracking must have no place in the region’s future, argues Molly; it’s time to positively embrace an energy transition.
Molly has slammed Labour for voting for a ‘dash for gas’ in the European Parliament today, saying it opens the door to fracked gas from the US.
Molly condemns the planned Shale Wealth Fund as a cynical attempt by Government to sweeten the fracking pill and bribe households and communities.
Molly has criticised as ‘vacuous’ comments made by Defra secretary Andrea Leadsom about the future of food and farming.
Molly writes for the Independent on how the end of the fossil fuel era can revolutionise the way we use finance for the public good.
Molly says people in the South West won’t accept fracking of our precious landcaped.
Molly has echoed calls for radical reforms to agriculture as the UK prepares to leave the EU.