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GLD Energy and Democracy Emergency Motion accepted for ballot

September 15, 2015 1:09 PM

GLD Chair Simon Oliver and Vice Chair Political Steve Bolter are proud to announce that our emergency motion to urge the Tories to

Fast Track Renewables Not Fracking

has been accepted as an emergency motion for the Bournemouth 2015 Federal Conference.

The motion is in reaction to the announcement of Tory plans to undermine onshore wind and small scale renewables investment and bias planning towards shale gas extraction (using fracking, probably).

Note that we are also preparing a Keep It In The Ground motion for Spring, for which this members petition is being circulated.

The three things this motion calls for the government to do are:

  1. Respect local decisions on both renewable energy and fracking, and significantly reduce the frequency with which they are overridden after being called in to be reviewed centrally.
  2. Maintain the practice of permitting small scale renewable energy schemes to pre-register for government support.
  3. Provide people with access to independent expert advice on finding finance and gaining planning permission for domestic and community renewable energy schemes.

Background information: