MPs have taken the first steps towards a “Green New Deal” for the UK to accelerate efforts to cut emissions while transforming the economy and tackling inequality. Labour shadow treasury minister Clive Lewis and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas have tabled a private members’ bill that would force the government to enact a sweeping range of green measures. Their move is broadly inspired by the measures being championed by Democrat representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the US. It comes after Labour members launched a grassroots campaign to encourage the party to adopt a similar policy. While the bill is unlikely to make it into law in its current form, its Labour and Green supporters hope to use it to garner cross-party support for more drastic climate action. Their “radical” plans include measures to invest more in slashing greenhouse gases, introduce stricter environmental regulations and restore natural habitats
Independent 26th March 2019 read more »
Minister with nuclear responsibilities resigns over Brexit row. The minister with responsibility for the nuclear industry has quit the government over last night’s (25 March) vote on giving the House of Commons more control over the EU withdrawal process.
Utility Week 26th March 2019 read more »