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Victory at last. Following judicial review proceedings, issued by Good Law Project alongside noted environmentalists Dale Vince and George Monbiot, Government has confirmed in its Energy White Paper that it does concede the need to review the Energy National Policy Statement.
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As we teeter on the brink of climate catastrophe it is long past time to review our energy policy.
The UK’s National Policy Statements for energy developments were set out in 2011. They do not recognise, or grapple with overriding national and international climate-change commitments and targets, such as the Paris Agreement, recent IPCC reports or parliament’s net zero push.
The outdated National Policy Statements mean approval to frack, or permission for new open-cast coal mines, can be forced through.
If we are to prevent more fossil-fuel projects being rubber-stamped, the government’s energy policy must be brought into line with our national and international climate commitments. We have launched a crowd-funded case, alongside environmentalists Dale Vince and George Monbiot, calling on the government to review the out-of-date policy that supports development of new fossil fuel projects.
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