38 Degrees – a new people powered campaign organisation

We are organising a campaign to ensure that the Energy Bill includes standards for the carbon emissions of new, ‘clean’ power stations and thought that this may interest you and your members.

At the moment, energy companies are due to receive financial support from the government to build new, carbon capture power stations, which burn fossil fuels but pump their emissions underground. The financial support from the government will continue until the power stations are profitable.

Despite this financial aid, energy companies are under no pressure to make sure that the power stations actually work in making big reductions in carbon emissions. Some MPs are calling for an addition to the Energy Bill to make sure that energy companies are required to work to lower carbon emissions.

We are asking people to write to their MP and ask them to support an Emissions Performance Standard when the Energy Bill is debated this month.

The debate is on 24th February so for the campaign to be successful action needs to be taken before 23rd February.

More details on the campaign page at: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/cleaner-energy-bill.

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