Archives: Energy

Devonport: From Trident jobs to green employment

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.

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MEP demands Cornwall retain renewable energy investment post-Brexit

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.

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Westcountry welcomes mining but we should shun fracking

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.

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Greens slam Labour MEPs for ‘dash for gas’ vote

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.

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MEP says South West is not for shale in response to government ‘bribe’

Molly condemns the planned Shale Wealth Fund as a cynical attempt by Government to sweeten the fracking pill and bribe households and communities.

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