Councillors and climate emergency

TTL wrote to councillors and candidates asking what actions they will take on climate change. We got a supportive response, and discovered that Lewes District Council has passed a resolution to reduce carbon emissions from the council’s activities as rapidly as...

KIIGL update

The campaign to get organisations, companies and Pension Funds to divest from Fossil Fuel Companies is gaining momentum all over the world. So far investments totalling $8.7 trillion have been divested. Just some of the major organisations that have taken or resolved...

Extinction Rebellion

Approximately 200 people joined the Extinction Rebellion (XR) funeral march in Lewes on 16th March. XR is a movement with the aim of averting climate disaster. The week starting 15th April 2019 is International Extinction Rebellion Week. More on the XR...

Questions for council candidates

1. Will they go public about the need for rapid action on climate change? 2. Will they say this requires big changes in our lives and a change in direction for the country as if it were at war? 3. What kind of actions would they take? 4. For advice on other issues,...

Storing renewable energy

For a 100% renewable electricity system to work, we need reliable storage to cover days when the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine. Paul Allen from Centre for Alternative Technology looks at how power-to-gas back-up could transform the energy grid. Factories...