Petition rallies support for onshore wind energy
Posted by Trish O'Flynn on 28 October 2016 at 10:31 am
Thousands of people across the UK have signed a petition in support of clean energy – will you join them?
10:10 are asking members of the public to sign a petition to let Philip Hammond know that they object to policies that favour fossil fuels over clean energy.
The charity says that onshore wind is the cheapest low carbon energy option going and 73% of people in the UK back it. Their new campaign – Blown Away – aims to challenge the myths around wind turbines and will deliver the petition to Philip Hammond just prior to his Autumn statement on 23 November.
The government confirmed to the Scottish Affairs Committee on 10 October that it is thinking about future options for financial support for onshore wind, so the petition is a way of keeping up the pressure on the Government to not give more public money to fossil fuels.
So far, over 7,000 people have signed the petition – you can join them here.
10:10 run local projects tackling climate change across the UK. Projects include the highly successful Solar Schools initiative which resulted in over 2700 solar panels being fitted on schools.
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About the author: Trish is a web content writer with the National Energy Foundation.
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