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NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2013
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NEWSLETTER – AUGUST 2013

August 2013 Happy August! The big event happening this month is the Reclaim the Power action camp in Balcombe, West Sussex, which is at the front lines of the new dash for gas. From 16 – 21 August, the camp will see talks, music, skill shares, and mass civil disobedience to oppose the expansion of fracking in West...

NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2013
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NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2013

December 2013 After six weeks of rising fuel bills topping the headlines, this month saw the UK government finally announce its new policy on the future of ‘green taxes’ from energy bills and policy on energy more generally. Industry responses ranged from worry about mixed messages to ‘extreme disappointment’. Concerns about food banks continued while...

NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2013
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NEWSLETTER – NOVEMBER 2013

November 2013 This month saw Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm to hit landfall in recorded history, surge through the Philippines, causing death and destruction on a momentous scale. Scientists argued about the causal relationship of the storm with climactic warming, but scientists agree that even if storms don’t become more frequent, they are likely to...

What are the barriers to green job creation?
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What are the barriers to green job creation?

It’s been 3 months since the East London Green Jobs Alliance officially launched, amidst a fanfare of green hard hats and organic nibbles. We are a coalition of trade unions, NGOs, community based organisations and green businesses working together to create green and decent jobs for East London citizens. Our current mission is to create a ‘green...