Nuclear petition attracts 10,500 supporters

More than 10,500 people have so far signed a petition calling on the government to honour pension protections for those working in the nuclear decommissioning sector. It was started by Prospect union in response to the start of a consultation this week on reforming two final salary pension schemes for nuclear decommissioning workers. The proposals […]

Wind supporters urge government to back small projects

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition calling on the government to support small and medium-sized wind projects in the UK. RenewableUK handed the letter to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Department […]

First Utility calls for one-day energy switching process

Power provider First Utility is challenging the energy industry to move to a one-day switching process to help consumers get a better deal. The independent energy firm claims improving the switching process could save the UK £1.5 billion every year as more consumers move to cheaper tariffs. It has launched a nationwide ‘Fix the Switch’ […]

Microsoft latest firm to join call for climate change action

Five major US companies – employing more than 100,000 people – have signed the Climate Declaration, which calls for federal action by the American government to tackle climate change. The declaration states that “Tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century – and it’s simply the right thing to […]

NGOs call for London-based bank to stop financing coal power

Environmental groups are calling on the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to stop lending cash for coal projects. NGOs including the WWF, SEE Change Net and Bankwatch are delivering a petition signed by more than 17,000 people to the EBRD today asking the bank to stop financing fossil fuels – starting with coal […]

Donald Trump starts legal battle over wind farm

US billionaire Donald Trump has launched a legal case to challenge the Scottish Government’s approval to build an offshore wind farm in Scotland. The Trump Organisation lodged a petition seeking a judicial review of the Government’s decision to approve the £230 million development near his luxury golf resort. The tycoon is claimed to have said […]

50,000 sign petition against EDF lawsuit

An online petition demanding EDF to stop its £5 million legal action towards protestors who occupied its West Burton power station is nearing 50,000 signatures. The French-owned energy supplier has launched a civil claim for damages against members of the No Dash For Gas campaign group, which broke into the power station last October and […]