By Ann Link of TTL

Two Lewes constituents went to Parliament to lobby Maria Caulfield, MP for Lewes, about allowing more wind turbines on land. We are asking her to publicise her support locally and to work in Parliament to remove barriers to onshore wind. It is encouraging to discover that she has already signed a cross party letter to the government asking for a net-zero emissions target for the UK before 2050.

 

10:10 organised a lobby about onshore wind at the Houses of Parliament on January 30th with the Conservative Environment Group (CEN). It was in a large room in Portcullis House, a new Parliamentary annexe. There was a lot of security, bag and person scans etc. It was like a committee room but with few places to sit. There were stalls from 10:10, the CEN and notably, Vattenfall, which has been installing windfarms in the UK. Dozens of constituents arrived and we looked for our MPs. 33 MPs turned up, a very good attendance.

The event gave the impression of a maturing campaign with vested interests nicely lining up for wind. This is because onshore wind is now cheaper than other forms of energy, without subsidy, and is surprisingly popular with the general public. more