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Responding to the appointment of Amber Rudd as the new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, CAT CEO Adrian Ramsay said: “I congratulate Amber Rudd on her appointment. She has repeatedly asserted her commitment to tackling climate change, curbing carbon emissions, increasing green investment and pressing for a strong deal at the crucial international climate talks this December. I now challenge her to ensure that the policies of the UK Government are consistent with the scientific evidence... Read More ››

The Small is Beautiful festival comes to CAT in 2015!

The Small is Beautiful festival comes to CAT in 2015! Do you ever feel like trying to change the world is a bit of a hard slog? That there are so many things to be angry about, and to try to change, that it gets a bit exhausting and even starts to feel impossible? Well, we feel the same! Which is why we are happy to welcome the Small is Beautiful festival – to be held at CAT for... Read More ››

CAT analyses general election climate promises

“It is vital that the government that emerges from this coming election sets a pathway to a zero-emissions society and demonstrates clear and strong leadership – both at home and internationally – in tackling the most urgent issue of our time.” Adrian Ramsay – CEO, Centre for Alternative Technology With a week to go until the General Election, we have released our analysis of party political manifestos, comparing parties’ climate and energy policies to see if they have what... Read More ››

Manifestometer: The Green Party

With a name like the Green Party it is would be surprising not to find a manifesto that strongly supported action on climate change. But is it enough to stop runaway climate change? The Centre for Alternative Technology explores the Green Party manifesto.  1.Does your party’s climate policy accept the urgency of the evidence as defined by the recent 5th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report, and if implemented, how will it avoid the crucial 2°C average... Read More ››

Manifestometer: The SNP

Comparing climate policies for the 2015 election With 25% of Europe’s wind energy potential, including massive offshore as well as onshore wind power capabilities, and a quarter of Europe’s tidal resource, Scotland is well placed to take advantage of renewable energy. But Scotland also has massive amounts of North Sea oil and gas on its books, some of which is now struggling to remain economic.  How will the SNP  reconcile the need to divest from oil and rapidly and... Read More ››

Manifestometer: Plaid Cymru, the party of Wales

Comparing climate policies for the 2015 election Plaid Cymru is the party of Wales, a country that was at the forefront of the industrial revolution; possessing massive coal reserves and boasting more than its share of leading industrialists, it helped herald the beginnings of the fossil fuel age. So, how does Plaid Cymru suggest Wales can again help lead the way in tackling climate change? Does your party’s climate policy accept the urgency of the evidence as defined by... Read More ››

Manifestometer: The Liberal Democrats

Comparing climate policies for the 2015 election Shortly after the original launch of CAT’s first Zero Carbon Britain report in 2007, then MP Lembit Opik (representing the constituency where CAT is based) took several copies down to LibDem HQ.  Six weeks later the party launched their policy “Zero Carbon Britain – Taking a Global Lead”. It will be interesting to see after all they have experienced over recent years, how the LibDem commitment to zero carbon has evolved…. 1.Does your... Read More ››

Manifestometer: UKIP

Comparing climate policies for the 2015 election For a party that have as one of their key policy points the abolishment of the Department of Energy and Climate Change, it was always unlikely that UKIP would have the environment and climate change high on the list of priorities. But you never know, given the overwhelming scientific evidence, they might have shifted. So does the UKIP manifesto answer key questions posed by CAT around climate issues? 1.Does your party’s climate... Read More ››

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