On 16 March 2011, the Energy Bill was introduced into the House of Commons with its First Reading. Second Reading was heard on 10 May, with Committee sessions held in June and Report Stage/Third Reading on 14 September. The Bill has cleared the House of Commons. The next stage is the Lords Consideration of Commons amendments to be held on 4th October 2011.
Climate change groups have lobbied for improvements, in particular to the Green Deal, with limited success. Good news is that the Government has agreed that councils should have independent expert advice to cut emissions - and now they will get it.
Read the Minister's statement.
The government is wavering on how much effort to put into tackling climate change. Now is the time to influence government with a meeting of the economic affairs committee next Monday 16 May that could be decisive.
David Cameron has always promised to tackle climate change, but it looks like he might be on the brink of ditching that promise. We need to move fast to stop that happening. Please email or write a letter to your MP, and if you can, send another to Chris Huhne and David Cameron.
Click here send a message to David Cameron and Nick Clegg: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/action-on-climate-change
Tell Cameron and Clegg to accept Committee on Climate Change targets on climate change.
Ask your MP for a better Energy Billl e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=14&ea.campaign.id=9930
Ask our MPs, Cameron and Clegg to support the introduction of local carbon budgets
http://www.winacc.org.uk/guide-lobbying-mp%E2%80%99s-chris-huhne-and-david-cameron-local-carbon-budgets. Ask for an amendment to include setting up of Local Carbon Budgets in the second reading of the Energy Bill. You could also arrange to lobby your MP directly at his constituency office. If you haven’t much time,send the sample letter using the Friends of the Earth portals: