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Green Party slams GIB sell-off

The co-leader of the Green Party has warned the controversial sell-off of the Green Investment Bank (GIB) is bad news for "everyone who cares about the future of renewable energy".

edie's manifesto matrix allows you to easily rank each party against the others on the areas of green policy that are most important to you. (Scroll down for download link)

Election 2017 manifesto matrix: What the parties have pledged on energy and environment policy

Which party has taken the most ambitious stance on tackling air quality? Which would prioritise energy efficiency and ban fracking? And has anyone mentioned the Sustainable Development Goals? edie has rounded up the most important inclusions (and exclusions) from each of the main parties’ manifestos into a single document.

The manifesto proposes that all energy investment will be directed towards “clean, renewable energy”

'An inspiring vision for the natural world': Green Party unveils environment manifesto

The Green Party has today (11 May) made a swathe of green promises in its General Election environment manifesto, which aims to build a "prosperous, thriving future" for UK businesses and citizens.

Due to pressure from MPs and constituents, the pension fund publicised 20% of its holdings for the first time last month. Image: UK Parliament

MPs demand fossil fuel divestment for pension fund

Fifty MPs standing for re-election, including the Green Party's Caroline Lucas and the Conservative Party's Laura Sandys, have called for their £612m pension fund to sever investment ties with fossil fuels.

Natalie Bennett resigned as leader of the Green Party last August after four years at the helm. Photo: Edinburgh Greens/Flickr

Natalie Bennett: Electoral reform is crucial to take back control of our environment

EXCLUSIVE: The 2017 General Election offers an opportunity to campaign against a "hopelessly out-of-date" electoral system and establish a government that makes sensible, long-term green policy decisions, the former leader of the Green Party has claimed.

Lucas, the Brighton Pavilion MP, has called for a new “Environment Act” to be introduced – noting that there is no UK equivalent to acting on breaches of environmental legislation

A cocktail of risks: Brexit a 'danger' to environmental legislation, says Caroline Lucas

Just five days after the House of Commons voted to trigger Article 50 and take formal steps to leave the European Union (EU), a new report from Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has warned that Brexit forms a "cocktail of risks" for the UK's environmental protection.

Green Party Co-Leader Caroline Lucas called for compliance mechanisms to replace those currently provided by the European Commission (EC) and the European Court of Justice (ECJ)

Caroline Lucas calls for new Environmental Act to strengthen green policy post-Brexit

The UK must create a new Environmental Act, subject to legal oversight and accountability mechanisms, which replaces and strengthens environmental protections post-Brexit, Green Party Co-Leader Caroline Lucas has said.

Caroline Lucas promised that the Green Party would battle to secure Brussels-led protection on the environment and energy. Photo: Green Party

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley elected joint Green Party leaders

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley have today (2 September) been elected as co-leaders of the Green Party after winning the overwhelming support of the party's membership.

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Lib Dem MP Ed Davey agree that the environmental benefits of remaining in the EU massively outweigh the risks of 'Brexit'

Natalie Bennett and Ed Davey: Brexit would be an 'environmental disaster' under this UK Government

EXCLUSIVE: Exiting the European Union (EU) would create yet more uncertainty for Britain's energy and environment policy, which has already fallen into a state of "disaster" after a series of "dreadful" decisions from the Conservative Government, according to Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett and former Energy Secretary Sir Ed Davey.

Lucas revealed that the job-share with Bartley would allow her to concentrate on constituency work in Brighton, where she is hoping to “completely change” policies

Caroline Lucas intends to 'break open' politics with Green Party co-leadership bid

The Green Party's only acting MP Caroline Lucas has announced that she intends to become the Party's leader, but only as part of a joint-leadership bid with work and pensions spokesman Jonathan Bartley.

Bennett told edie that the Government’s 'Greenest Ever' label had become a

Natalie Bennett to step down as Green Party Leader

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett has announced that she will not run for re-election in the Leadership elections this summer, bringing her two-term, four-year stint to an end this August.

Which London mayoral candidate is hiding on the other side of these green policy quotes?

QUIZ: London mayoral election - who said what on the environment?

Was it Sadiq or Zac? Caroline or Sian? Find out which London mayoral candidate said what on the capital's energy and environment in edie's flip cards quiz ahead of Thursday's election.

(L-R): London Mayoral candidates Zac Goldsmith (Conservatives); Sadiq Khan (Labour); Sian Berry (Green Party); Peter Whittle (UKIP); and Caroline Pidgeon (Liberal Democrat)

London mayoral election: The green policy showdown

With the race to enter City Hall drawing to a conclusion on Thursday (5 May), edie rounds up the environmental credentials and ambitions of the five main candidates bidding to be the next Mayor of London.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas spoke exclusively with edie after featuring in a panel debate about the impact of EU membership on UK environmental policy. Photo: carolinelucas.com

Caroline Lucas: Brexit is a frightening prospect for Britain's environment

EXCLUSIVE: Energy policies would be rolled back, demand for environmental experts would drop and Britain's voice on international climate change negotiations would be lost if the nation votes to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has said.

If elected London Mayor, Sian Berry will immediately move to tighten up standards for London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone by exercising a ban on idling for parked vehicles

Green Party targets zero-emission vehicles to tackle London's air quality crisis

"Half-hearted" efforts to tackle air pollution in London would be replaced with a fully-integrated, zero-emission fleet of public transport vehicles and elevated congestion charges if the Green Party's Mayoral candidate Sian Berry is able to realise her capital-wide vision.

Green groups have contrasted the UK's approach with Obama's ambitious announcement

Obama's clean power action contrasts with 'small-minded' UK approach

Green groups have compared US President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan with the lack of UK Government action, claiming Prime Minister David Cameron needs to do more to meet climate change targets.

David Cameron pledged to complete the Conservatives' economic plan as his party was on track for enough seats to form a majority government

Election 2015: Tories win majority, Greens retain seat

David Cameron will govern for all of the UK by winning a majority in the UK General Election, much to the surprise and disappointment of many green groups and renewable energy developers.

The REA says these figures show first-hand the concern of renewable energy companies up and down the country about the role of the UK Government

Politicians are failing us, say 95% of renewable energy firms

An overwhelming majority (95%) of renewable energy companies say that the main political parties have failed to address the needs of the industry in their election campaigns.

It will reportedly bring improved comfort and financial benefits to tens of thousands of Scottish people by reducing CO2 levels and improving Scotland's housing stock

Scotland to upgrade efficiency of 28,000 homes

The Scottish Government has announced a £224m energy efficiency scheme to tackle fuel poverty in Scottish homes.

The Green Party has put climate change at the heart of its manifesto, ahead of the UK General Election in May

Green Party manifesto: Renewables revolution critical to curb climate change

"The climate is the ultimate common good," states the Green Party's election manifesto, which pledges to ramp up spending on renewables, prioritise home energy efficiency and put an end the UK's dependency on fossil fuels.

The coalition Government has caused

Caroline Lucas: Green Deal disaster sums up chaotic coalition

EXCLUSIVE: Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has labelled the Green Deal an "absolute disaster" which epitomises a so-called green Government that has failed to deliver on a raft of environmental policies.

Green Alliance's Dustin Benton says CCS is the only choice to decarbonise industry

CCS is 'only choice' to decarbonise UK industry, says Green Alliance

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the best way to decarbonise British industry, according to a new report from the influential Green Alliance think-tank.

Bennett took part in a heated political debate about the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy at ecobuild 2015

Natalie Bennett: Green economy remains 'missed opportunity' for UK

EXCLUSIVE: Green Party leader Natalie Bennett says the labelling of the coalition as the 'Greenest Government Ever' has become a "sick joke" after four years of mixed political messages, failed green policies and a lack of urgency on the transition to renewable energy sources.

Conservative MP Peter Lilley voiced his controversial views on climate change during the Ecobuild exhibition at ExCel London

Tory MP snubs 'expensive renewables' in climate clash

The Conservative Party's low-carbon ambitions were thrown into question today (3 March) as one of its MPs became embroiled in a row about the science of climate change and condemned further investment in renewables.

South Downs National Park. Horizontal drilling for shale gas will now be allowed if the well pad is outside of the park

Fracking will be allowed under national parks, MPs decide

Fracking companies will be allowed to drill horizontally under national parks and other protected areas if the wells start just outside their boundaries, after the government rowed back on its earlier acceptance of new environmental protections.

The fare cut would cost Government about £1.8bn per year

Green Party pledges to cut train and bus fares

In the first announced policy from its forthcoming General Election manifesto, the Green Party has proposed a 10% cut in rail and bus fares "to relieve the national reliance on carbon-intensive forms of transport".


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