Fracking Osborne's Dash for Gas
Gathering storm against the UK's climate programme from the Tory Right. How can it be stopped?
Public Meeting, Monday 19th November at 7.00 pm
At Kings College Guy's Campus (near London Bridge) - Room change: now in Greenwood Theatre (55 Weston Street, London, SE1 3RA). Map here.
Speakers to include
Guy Shrubsole from Friends of the Earth
Tisha Brown from Frack Off
Ewa Jasiewicz from "No Dash for Gas"
How serious is the cold wind blowing ever stronger from the Tory Right against green energy and the attainment of climate targets?
How much damage will Osborne's dash for gas do in practice to the UK's climate programme? Is this the end of the Climate Act as an effective restraint on emissions?
How influential have the energy companies been in determining the agenda here?
Just how strongly will the government push fracking? Will it reach epidemic proportions around the country? What are the other unpleasant ways of producing gas in a domestic context that are being rolled out?
How strong is the local resistance to fracking and how can we help it?
What is the balance in parliament for and against renewable energy, wind power or more gas and a rolling out of fracking? What are the NGOs doing to lobby for the former against the latter?
Come and hear about - and discuss - this and more on Monday 19th.
Presentation from Tisha Brown from Frack Off