EVENTS & PROTESTS AGAINST CLIMATE & ENERGY POLICY IN THE UK
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MPs take evidence on IPCC 5th
The Energy and Climate Change Committee holds its first evidence session into the IPCC 5th Assessment Review from 9:30am on Tuesday 28 January 2014 in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House, Westminster.
Panel 1 at 9.30am:
- Prof. Sir Brian Hoskins, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
- Prof. Myles Allen, Oxford University
- Dr. Peter Stott, Met. Office
Panel 2 at 10.30am:
- Donna Laframboise, author
- Nicholas Lewis, climate researcher
- Prof. Richard Lindzen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Timings are approximate. (40-50 seats available on first come, first served basis).
PLEASE ALLOW 20 MINS FOR SECURITY CHECKS UPON ENTRANCE TO PORTCULLIS HOUSE, WESTMINSTER.
FULL DETAILS HERE
IF YOU HAVE TIME ON THE 28TH ....
Come for a drink afterwards with Donna Laframboise and Andrew Montford (of Bishop Hill Blog) at:
The Gloucester, 187 Sloane Street, SW1X 9QR - from 6 pm on Tuesday 28 January 2014
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TWO LONDON EVENTS
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EVENT: HOW DO WE KEEP THE LIGHTS FROM GOING OUT?
Britain is in the middle of an energy crisis.
Ofgem has reported that the risk of customer disconnections due to a shortfall of energy will increase by 275 per cent by 2016. Demand is increasing and supply diminishing — and prices are soaring. As a country, we have failed to nurture market structures that are capable of meeting our national needs.
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EVENT: LET’S GET FRACKING 6.30pm 2 Dec 2013 Standard ticket £26
1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE
Chaired by Andrew Neil
Peter Lilley Vs Natalie Bennet, Greenpeace et al.
Shale gas is hailed by some as the link between finite fossil fuels and infinite renewable energy. It has been praised as environmentally friendly and economically beneficial. David Cameron promises hydraulic fracturing will create 70,000 jobs in the UK and stated that he would welcome the process near his home. However, fracking is also condemned as a toxic threat to the environment, set to send energy prices soaring. Is fracking the answer to the UK’s energy supply problems? Or will it permanently damage Britain’s attempts to become a cleaner greener land?
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Climate Change: Are we building bad economic policy on bad science?
27 November 2013, 6.00pm
2 Lord North Street, Westminster, London SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)
Professor Michael Beenstock speaks on climate change in relation to economic policy
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More details HERE
Question Time at the Energy Institute Energy Policy : Time for Plan B?
Thursday 31st October 2013 17:30 for 18:00
Green Party and GWPF will be debating
Held at the Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR
See flyer attached with contact/booking details here
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Battle of Ideas Debates
What is 'new environmentalism'?
Sunday 20 October, 3.30pm until 4.45pm, Frobisher Auditorium 2 Battle over Scientific Information
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Like most ideologies or political movements, environmentalism has always contained different strands and shades of opinion. But in recent years, there has been increasing debate within the movement about what its core values are, which issues it should pursue and how. Since Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger, the founders of the US-based Breakthrough Institute, wrote their influential 2004 essay, ‘The Death of Environmentalism’, many attempts have been made to redefine the environmental perspective. Most significantly, a growing number of environmentalists now make arguments in favour of nuclear power, GM technology and even fracking, and have questioned the policies designed to protect the climate and natural environment. Accordingly, some environmental organisations are now criticised by people who could be found supporting them just a few years ago. This fresh dimension to the green perspective and reflection on environmentalism’s failures has been dubbed ‘new environmentalism’.
But what has driven this change? Have new environmentalists responded to criticism from without the environmental movement, or to scientific developments and political failures? What possibilities exist for new environmentalism to make a difference and what institutions does it need? More profoundly, what might that change look like - what do new environmentalists think constitutes the Good Life, and how does this compare to the way of life imagined by environmentalists previously?
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Oliver Letwin MP Seminar Global Warming and Climate Change
South-West of England will not want to miss the opportunity to hear prominent Tory environmentalist Oliver Letwin and a bunch of other greens discussing climate change.
Event: 14 September 2013 - 9:30am - 1:00pm in Dorchester, Dorset
Weymouth and Portland Transition Towns are organsing a half-day seminar on Climate Change with Oliver Letwin (MP for West Dorset & Cabinet Member), John Tomblin (Weymouth and Portland Transition Towns) and Pete West (Renewable Energy Development Officer, Dorset County Council) making presentations.
To register and to book a place contact the John Tomblin on 01305 832180 or email email@example.com
The Science and Technology Committee will hold the following oral evidence session in its inquiry into ‘Climate: Public understanding and policy implications’:
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster
At 9.30 am
- David Jordan, Director of Editorial Policy and Standards, BBC
- Ralph Lee, Head of Factual, Channel 4
- Fiona Ball, Head of Environment and Engagement, BSkyB Limited
At 10.30 am
- Ros Donald, Carbon Brief
- Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill Blog
- James Painter, Head of the Journalism Fellowship Programme, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Further evidence sessions will be announced in due course.
Storms, floods and droughts: predicting and reporting adverse weather
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm on Monday 04 March 2013
at The Royal Society, London
David Shukman, Science Editor for BBC News, in conversation with Professor Tim Palmer FRS and Liz Howell.
More details here.
Global Warming & Equitable Development: Ethical and Political Priorities
Chaired by Williams of Oystermouth (Rowan Williams)
(Master of Magdalene College, former Archbishop of Canterbury)
Wednesday 6 March 2013 at 17:00
Guildhall Street, Cambridge, CB2 3NH
Free entrance. The seminar will be followed by refreshments.
Lord Deben (John Selwyn Gummer) Chair of Committee on Climate Change
The Rt Hon Justine Greening Secretary of State for International Development (TBC)
Professor Sir Brian Hoskins FRS, Director of Grantham Institute of Climate Change, London
Professor Richard Lindzen Professor of Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Professor Peter Wadhams Professor of Ocean Physics, Head of Polar Ocean Physics Group, Cambridge
Professor Anthony Kelly CBE, FRS, Emeritus Professor & Distinguished Research Fellow, Cambridge
Professor John Loughlin, L'Ordre des Palmes Academiques, Von Hugel Institute Director, Cambridge
THE BIG QUESTION
6.9 billion people live on our planet. Is that too many?
Date: 6 March 2013
Location: Grant Museum of Zoology,
UCL, University Street, London WC1E 6DE
Price: Free Age group: Adults
22 MARCH 2013 AT 7.30PM
INVERNESS: Public meeting: Energy we can all afford?
The Rt Hon Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, joins this public panel with Inverness Friends of the Earth. More speaker tbc.
More info here
Royal Highland Hotel
18 Academy street
Inverness IV1 1LG
See map: Google Maps
Friday, 7.30pm March 22, 2013
SCOTLAND AGAINST SPIN
The Anti-Wind-Farm Alliance supports the demonstration hosted by
STOP HIGHLAND WINDFARM CAMPAIGN
Saturday 23rd March 2013 Inverness, SNP Spring Conference
Meet at the Castle 12.00 pm, and then we will march to Eden Court
DOWNLOAD & SHARE POSTER HERE
THIS IS TO BE A PEACEFUL PROTEST FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Our aim is to let the SNP know that we have had enough of their industrial turbines, their disregard of the Scottish people and their destruction of our precious scenery.
We need everyone to make A LOT OF NOISE so they have to listen to us.
Bring whistles, loud hailers, drums, pipes, saucepans and loud voices! Let the Highland people be heard alongside the rest of Scotland.
America’s Wind Wise Radio are asking Alex Salmond to receive, at the protest, their petition:
'Stop The Reckless Siting of Wind Turbines in Scotland’s Scenic Landscapes'
Please go to their website WindWiseRadio.org and add your name to the thousands of others that already have.
FIGHTING THE SPIN OF THE TURBINES, THE INDUSTRY, SCOTTISH RENEWABLES & THE GOVERNMENT
Protest enquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(More details visit Scotland Against Spin Facebook group)
LONDON BOOK EVENT
GLOBAL WARMING POLICY FOUNDATION
Rupert Darwall presents his brand new book
THE AGE OF GLOBAL WARMING
When: 27 March 2013, 7 pm
Where: IOM3, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1 5DB
Introduction: Nigel Lawson
Registration: To register, please contact email@example.com