EVENTS & PROTESTS AGAINST CLIMATE & ENERGY POLICY IN THE UK

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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Get the lastest news on events happening on climate and energy policy in the UK here. If you are planning an event - be it a windfarm protest or debate on climate science or energy policy just send us an email so we can post it here. Email fay@repealtheact.org.uk

MPs take evidence on IPCC 5th

Assessment Review

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.

Witnesses

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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SPECTATOR'S 

TWO LONDON EVENTS

2 DECEMBER 2013 BOOK NOW

ONE DAY CONFERENCE      9am - 4pm 2 Dec 2013 Delegate rate £150+vat

1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

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.

What can be done? Join Spectator Events and Liberum Capital, along with key players in the energy industry, to discuss a domestic issue that is dominating the headlines.

 BOOK NOW HERE 

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?

 BOOK NOW HERE

 

 

 

LONDON

IEA EVENT

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

RSVP (ACCEPTANCES ONLY) TO IEA RECEPTION

EITHER BY E-MAIL TO: iea@iea.org.uk

OR PHONE (020 7799 8900)

More details HERE

LONDON 

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

Let others know.

LONDON BARBICAN

Battle of Ideas Debates

What is 'new environmentalism'?

Sunday 20 October, 3.30pm until 4.45pm, Frobisher Auditorium 2 Battle over Scientific Information

BOOK TICKETS HERE

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?

Event Produced by Climate Resistence Ben Pile  

Book tickets here

 

DORSET EVENT

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 jvtomblin@aol.com 

Online details here

LONDON EVENT

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

Witnesses

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.

Further information

 

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.

 

CAMBRIDGE SEMINAR

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

Fisher House

Guildhall Street, Cambridge, CB2 3NH

Free entrance. The seminar will be followed by refreshments.

http://www.vonhugel.org.uk/node/145

 

Panel Members

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

 

LONDON EVENT

THE BIG QUESTION

6.9 billion people live on our planet. Is that too many? 

Date: 6 March 2013

Time: 6pm-8.30pm  

Location: Grant Museum of Zoology,

UCL, University Street, London WC1E 6DE

Price: Free Age group: Adults

|http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/zoology/whats-on

 

SCOTLAND DEBATE

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

Location: 

Royal Highland Hotel

18 Academy street

Inverness IV1 1LG

United Kingdom

See map: Google Maps

Friday, 7.30pm March 22, 2013

 

SCOTLAND INVERNESS


SCOTLAND AGAINST SPIN

WINDFARM DEMO

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.

WEBSITE ScotlandAgainstSpin.org

FIGHTING THE SPIN OF THE TURBINES, THE INDUSTRY, SCOTTISH RENEWABLES & THE GOVERNMENT

Protest enquiries to: war.on.wind@btinternet.com

(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 philipp.mueller@thegwpf.org