Make climate change an issue in the coming Hampshire County Council election on 4 May. When you’re canvassed:
- Tell them that climate change is a key issue for you
- Say you want more action from the County Council to tackle climate change. You want more renewable energy and you want cuts in overall energy use.
You could also write to candidates, and raise questions at public meetings.
"Building Low Carbon Housing", a public meeting on 21 February at the Winchester Discovery Centre, with guest speakers from HAB Housing. David Eynon, Assistant Development Manager, and Mike Roberts Managing Director will speak on how the company designs its homes and communities to be low energy in both construction and use, using their new development at Lovedon Fields in Kings Worthy as the example.
A court case brought by Gayser Frackman who opposes fracking is expected to go to the High Court in Spring. The case centres on whether the effects of oil and gas production on climate change should be assessed before drilling takes place and whether regulation of the production process can prevent negative impacts on public health.
Thank you for sending in your comments on the Winchester City Council proposed three-year Council Strategy for 2017-2020.
WCC will take account of your comments and a final version will be presented to Cabinet and Full Council in February 2017 for approval.
HAB Housing have asked us to draw the following announcement to your attention. Whilst WinACC is happy to help advertise this offer, please note WinACC is of course not able to give financial advice and investors must satisfy themselves that any investment made is appropriate to their personal circumstances.
Dr Vardoulakis, Environmental Change department, PHE Centre for Radiation, Chemical & Environmental, reports:
"More than five percent of deaths in England are attributable to long-term exposure to particulate air pollution. This makes the impact of air pollution on the public’s health very significant indeed.
"The draft guidance from NICE, which PHE contributed to through membership of the advisory committee, seeks to improve air quality across England. It highlights the importance of including air pollution in strategic planning across local authority boundaries."
Here are the dates of WinACC open meetings 2017 for your new diary.
Our colleagues from Friends of the Earth (FoE) report as below:-
"We're only 6 days into 2017 and parts of the UK have just broken their air pollution limits for the entire year. More places are set to follow in the coming days. So let's make this the year that government finally takes air pollution seriously – and commits to get dirty diesel vehicles off our streets.
Greenpeace have just found out that the government is about to attack solar power yet again. Unbelievably, ministers are planning to hit schools and businesses that invest in solar power with huge tax hikes.
Recent government funding cuts have already triggered thousands of job losses in the UK solar industry. But now, if changes to tax on solar panels are pushed through, experts are warning the solar industry will be left decimated.
The divestment movement offers glimmers of hope that when people come together and get organised, we can win victories for justice and climate action. This December: