‘Renewables not nuclear’ tour of Somerset

‘Renewables not nuclear’ was the message Molly made during a tour of Somerset in late September. She joined a demonstration outside Hinkley nuclear power station before going on to speak at a Renewable Energy Fair. The demonstration at Hinkley came in the wake of reports that EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia would rule in favour of … Read more

Bristol climate march

Molly took part in a climate march in Bristol joining millions worldwide in the largest climate mobilisation in history. Around 3000 South West residents marched on City Hall in Bristol where Molly was presented with a petition calling for 100% clean energy. The organisers also broadcast a phone call from Bristol’s Mayor, George Ferguson, who was at the People’s Climate March in New York City on the eve of an emergency summit of world leaders on climate change.

Nuclear weapons: not just a wooly issue

Chat Politics column Published 24th September 2014 http://www.chatpolitics.org/nuclear-weapons-just-wooly-issue/  It was peace that first brought Molly into politics when she was 16 and founded Bath Youth CND. Now, some 30 years later as a newly elected MEP, she again finds herself championing the anti nuclear cause. Not just at wonderful events like Wool Against Weapons but … Read more

Green fury as EU indicates Hinkley C will be given go-ahead

Green MEP for the South West, Molly Scott Cato, has reacted with fury to the news that the EU is set to approve billions of pounds of public funding for Hinkley C, the UK’s first new nuclear power plant in a generation [1]. Today she met Mr Joaquín Almunia, the European Commissioner in charge of … Read more

e-news, 17 September 2014

Dodgey appointments to the European Commission Molly has returned to the European Parliament to find that the Greens will have their work cut out. President Juncker’s proposed new European Commission includes Eurosceptic Tory UK Commissioner Lord Hill as financial services commissioner and Spanish Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete for the combined Energy and Climate Action portfolio. … Read more

MEP call to block ‘sexist and conflicted’ Commissioner

South West Green MEP Molly Scott Cato has thrown down a challenge to other MEPs in the region to publically oppose the appointment of Miguel Arias Cañete to the post of European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy. Dr Scott Cato says Cañete’s political career, mired by conflicts of interest, makes him an inappropriate nominee … Read more

A ‘One Minute Green Yes’ manifesto

When Molly appeared on the Tony Livesey show on BBC Radio 5 Live today, a day before Scotland’s historic vote, she was asked, along with three other panelists, to present the case for a Yes vote in 60 seconds. Here is her ‘One Minute Green Yes’ manifesto: “As an economist I see Scotland as an extraordinarily … Read more

Disbelief as Eurosceptic pro banking commissioner given European financial portfolio

Greens in the European Parliament have reacted with disbelief and bewilderment to news that Eurosceptic UK Commissioner Lord Hill is to be given the portfolio for financial services [1]. The post, fully entitled “financial stability, financial services and capital markets union” Commissioner, is a significant economic post in the European Commission. Lord Hill will be … Read more