Molly celebrates her first year as the first Green MEP for the South West by hitting the stage at the Glastonbury Festival! But there’s lots else besides, on ‘green money’, tax and renewable energy.
This edition focuses on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal after a week dominated by the on-off nature of an important vote and debate. There is also a bit of a sporting theme…
Success as Greens secure mandatory rules to cover the whole of the supply chain of minerals used in electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets. This should help end conflict minerals. Also an update on TTIP, who will benefit for the EU’s ‘Better Regulation’ package and calls for a more ambitious approach to the future of organic farming.
A heavy dose of tax in this edition together with articles about how Europe is helping to develop the region’s wave energy potential, threats to wildlife laws and the tragic situation of desperate Mediterranean migrants.
A big focus in this edition on our Power to Transform the South West report which reveals that the South West has the potential to meet 100% of its energy needs from renewables.
This edition has a strong focus on agricultural issues, including the end of the EU milk quota system, the dangers of CAP reform watering down green issues and the potentially devastating impacts of TTIP on food and farming.
This edition features pigs, pesticides and Purbeck. If you are intrigued by this combination, read on…
The last two weeks have been heavily dominated by our highly successful conference on Hinkley, but there is plenty of other news too.
This edition of Molly’s e-news has a heavy focus on the South West as Molly has spend a week of the last fortnight visiting different parts of the region during her ‘constituency week’.
In this edition you can read about the Green’s success in securing an inquiry into the Lux Leaks tax avoidance scandal and a resolution proposed by the Greens on new legislation to ensure mandatory origin labelling for meat in processed foods. Also the latest on TTIP and why Greens are pressing for divestment in fossil fuels.