Some thoughts on environmental issues

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Floppy
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2089 days


@Floppy edited environment.md - over 5 years ago

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What policies should we propose to protect our environment?

What policies should we propose to protect our environment?

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Historically, the UK bears a large portion of blame for the current issue of climate change, and we must take a leadership position to show other countries the way forward.

We are committed to meeting (or ideally beating) the emissions target for 2050 set in the Climate Change Act 2008.

In order to meet this target, we will create a complete and legally-binding national carbon budget for the entire period up to 2050, so that we reduce uncertainty for investors, businesses, and citizens about the route ahead.

We will aim to decarbonise the electricity supply by 2030, through a combination of renewable generation and new nuclear power (including alternative nuclear generation methods such as Thorium power). Fossil fuel plants will be allowed to operate only if capturing 100% of their carbon emissions using CCS technology.

We will decrease emissions from road transport by setting a date beyond which no new fossil-fuel powered vehicles may be sold in the UK.

All subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuel companies will be removed.

We will introduce a functioning national carbon trading scheme that sets a yearly carbon cap, and provides a market-based means for the country to stay below the cap. Existing polluters will not be 'grandfathered' into such a system and given pollution permits for free, and all polluting activities will be included.

We will campaign within the EU for reform of the EU ETS.

We will push for increased climate action and leadership within all international organisations, such as the EU and UN.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

Tried to keep policy statements short. We can dig in a lot deeper here, for instance with the home insulation ideas mentioned in #13.

@Floppy edited environment.md - over 5 years ago

What policies should we propose to protect our environment?

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Historically, the UK bears a large portion of blame for the current issue of climate change, and we must take a leadership position to show other countries the way forward.

We are committed to meeting (or ideally beating) the emissions target for 2050 set in the Climate Change Act 2008.

In order to meet this target, we will create a complete and legally-binding national carbon budget for the entire period up to 2050, so that we reduce uncertainty for investors, businesses, and citizens about the route ahead.

We will aim to decarbonise the electricity supply by 2030, through a combination of renewable generation and new nuclear power (including alternative nuclear generation methods such as Thorium power). Fossil fuel plants will be allowed to operate only if capturing 100% of their carbon emissions using CCS technology.

We will decrease emissions from road transport by setting a date beyond which no new fossil-fuel powered vehicles may be sold in the UK.

All subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuel companies will be removed.

We will introduce a functioning national carbon trading scheme that sets a yearly carbon cap, and provides a market-based means for the country to stay below the cap. Existing polluters will not be 'grandfathered' into such a system and given pollution permits for free, and all polluting activities will be included.

We will campaign within the EU for reform of the EU ETS.

We will push for increased climate action and leadership within all international organisations, such as the EU and UN.

Policy: Nationwide programme of home insulation installation

@Floppy edited environment.md - over 5 years ago

What policies should we propose to protect our environment?

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Historically, the UK bears a large portion of blame for the current issue of climate change, and we must take a leadership position to show other countries the way forward.

We are committed to meeting (or ideally beating) the emissions target for 2050 set in the Climate Change Act 2008.

In order to meet this target, we will create a complete and legally-binding national carbon budget for the entire period up to 2050, so that we reduce uncertainty for investors, businesses, and citizens about the route ahead.

We will aim to decarbonise the electricity supply by 2030, through a combination of renewable generation and new nuclear power (including alternative nuclear generation methods such as Thorium power). Fossil fuel plants will be allowed to operate only if capturing 100% of their carbon emissions using CCS technology.

We will decrease emissions from road transport by setting a date beyond which no new fossil-fuel powered vehicles may be sold in the UK.

All subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuel companies will be removed.

We will introduce a functioning national carbon trading scheme that sets a yearly carbon cap, and provides a market-based means for the country to stay below the cap. Existing polluters will not be 'grandfathered' into such a system and given pollution permits for free, and all polluting activities will be included.

We will campaign within the EU for reform of the EU ETS.

We will push for increased climate action and leadership within all international organisations, such as the EU and UN.

Home Insulation

It’s widely acknowledged that insulation (eg cavity wall or loft) is the biggest, quickest way of improving the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock.

@Floppy edited energy.md - over 5 years ago

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What policies should we propose to ensure security and sustainability of our energy supply?

What policies should we propose to ensure security and sustainability of our energy supply?

Decarbonisation

We will aim to decarbonise the electricity supply by 2030, through a combination of renewable generation and new nuclear power (including alternative nuclear generation methods such as Thorium power). Fossil fuel plants will be allowed to operate only if capturing 100% of their carbon emissions using CCS technology.

@Floppy edited environment.md - over 5 years ago

What policies should we propose to protect our environment?

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Historically, the UK bears a large portion of blame for the current issue of climate change, and we must take a leadership position to show other countries the way forward.

We are committed to meeting (or ideally beating) the emissions target for 2050 set in the Climate Change Act 2008.

In order to meet this target, we will create a complete and legally-binding national carbon budget for the entire period up to 2050, so that we reduce uncertainty for investors, businesses, and citizens about the route ahead.

All subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuel companies will be removed.

We will introduce a functioning national carbon trading scheme that sets a yearly carbon cap, and provides a market-based means for the country to stay below the cap. Existing polluters will not be 'grandfathered' into such a system and given pollution permits for free, and all polluting activities will be included.

We will campaign within the EU for reform of the EU ETS.

We will push for increased climate action and leadership within all international organisations, such as the EU and UN.

Home Insulation

It’s widely acknowledged that insulation (eg cavity wall or loft) is the biggest, quickest way of improving the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock.

@Floppy edited transport.md - over 5 years ago

What policies could improve public and private transport infrastructure?

Removal of Fossil Fuels

We will decrease emissions from road transport by setting a date beyond which no new fossil-fuel powered vehicles may be sold in the UK.

@Floppy edited energy.md - over 5 years ago

published: true

What policies should we propose to ensure security and sustainability of our energy supply?

What policies should we propose to ensure security and sustainability of our energy supply?

Decarbonisation

We will aim to decarbonise the electricity supply by 2030, through a combination of renewable generation and new nuclear power (including alternative nuclear generation methods such as Thorium power). Fossil fuel plants will be allowed to operate only if capturing 100% of their carbon emissions using CCS technology.

@Floppy edited environment.md - over 5 years ago

What policies should we propose to protect our environment?

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Historically, the UK bears a large portion of blame for the current issue of climate change, and we must take a leadership position to show other countries the way forward.

We are committed to meeting (or ideally beating) the emissions target for 2050 set in the Climate Change Act 2008.

Carbon Budgets

In order to meet this target, we will create a complete and legally-binding national carbon budget for the entire period up to 2050, so that we reduce uncertainty for investors, businesses, and citizens about the route ahead.

Subsidies

All subsidies and tax breaks for fossil fuel companies will be removed.

Carbon Rationing

We will introduce a functioning national carbon trading scheme that sets a yearly carbon cap, and provides a market-based means for the country to stay below the cap. Existing polluters will not be 'grandfathered' into such a system and given pollution permits for free, and all polluting activities will be included.

International Leadership

We will campaign within the EU for reform of the EU ETS.

We will push for increased climate action and leadership within all international organisations, such as the EU and UN.

Home Insulation

It’s widely acknowledged that insulation (eg cavity wall or loft) is the biggest, quickest way of improving the energy efficiency of the nation's housing stock.

@Floppy edited transport.md - over 5 years ago

What policies could improve public and private transport infrastructure?

Removal of Fossil Fuels

We will decrease emissions from road transport by setting a date beyond which no new fossil-fuel powered vehicles may be sold in the UK.