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21 April 2021
Boris Johnson grabbed the headlines with his announcement of a legally binding commitment to a 78% reduction in carbon dioxide gas emissions on 1990 levels by 2035 - some 15 years earlier than previously planned.
10 March 2021
On 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9 earthquake hit north eastern Japan. It was followed 50 minutes later by a 14-metre tsunami, devastating coastal areas.
23 February 2021
Back to Scunthorpe steelworks this morning to support the scaffolders in their fifth week of taking strike action to win the industry Blue Book rate for the job.
17 February 2021
The government and the Labour-led Cumbria County Council have finally had to take notice of the obvious contradiction between talking warm words about fighting climate change and opening a new coal mine.
10 February 2021
Energy regulator Ofgem has raised the price cap on what gas and electricity companies can charge 15 million households by between £87 and £96 a year (£1,156 or £1,138) - a 9% increase - from 1 April
2 December 2020
The Tories announced on 17 November their ten-point plan to tackle climate change, and reach a net-zero emissions target by 2050
9 September 2020
The 'not-for-profit' energy company set up by Nottingham's Labour council has collapsed with the loss of 250 jobs
27 August 2020
A vibrant rally and meeting was held in front of the London Stock exchange
27 May 2020
OVO Energy has announced plans to make 2,600 workers redundant, including workers in Cambridgeshire, writes Carl Harper, Socialist Party Cambridgeshire.
6 May 2020
Unite has successfully negotiated that nearly 500 EDF Energy workers will be furloughed on 100% pay during the coronavirus pandemic
12 February 2020
Socialist policies needed to create green jobs and net-zero carbon emissions
8 January 2020
Faced with increasing scrutiny worldwide, oil giant Shell has revealed it paid no UK corporation tax in 2018. This is despite Shell also earning nearly £557 million in pre-tax profits in the UK over that year, with global pre-tax profits being $35.6 billion.
4 December 2019
Friday 29 November saw the broadcast of the first ever election debate over climate change - no doubt arranged in response to the global mobilisation of young people protesting for immediate action to be taken to save the planet.
4 December 2019
As a foreign national in the UK I felt disenfranchised and, many times, completely impotent about the country's convoluted political scenario. After years of frustration, I came to realise I had two choices; to remain a passive spectator or, somehow, to take action.
4 December 2019
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
28 August 2019
A lively picket line greeted visitors to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as caterers and cleaners employed by contractors entered their fourth week of continuous strike action over pay.
22 May 2019
Jeremy Corbyn has announced a 'Green Industrial Revolution.' The plans include nationalising the gas and electricity supply - taking the National Grid into public ownership.
15 May 2019
People are rightly demanding that government and councils take immediate measures to reduce CO2 emissions.
8 May 2019
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