Prevent more fossil fuel developments

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The outdated National Policy Statements mean approval to frack, or permission for new open-cast coal mines, can be forced through.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a crowd-funded case, alongside environmentalists Dale Vince and George Monbiot, calling on the government to review the out-of-date policy that supports development of new fossil fuel projects.

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The Government conceded

The Government has at last accepted it must review its outdated energy policy that has allowed fossil fuel projects to be forced through. This important concession from Government, which can be read here, followed judicial…

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Update: We have requested for the case to be expedited

On the 1st of July Good Law Project and the Secretary of State for BEIS filed our position statements (available here) with the court. We believe that this case needs to be heard in the…

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