Greener Chelmsford

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The environment in mid-Essex is under threat as never before - new houses, delayed recycling plans, road schemes, air pollution, Stansted expansion; nuclear power stations and waste incineration. If we don't cut global warming, the ice caps melt and Essex is under water!

Protecting the environment is central to Liberal Democrat policy. Global warming is the greatest challenge to our way of life that we face. We need Governments to lead nationally but there is plenty we can do locally to make a real difference.

In Government, the Lib Dems delivered on environmental issues.

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For a wider range of policies to make Chelmsford greener, safer and fairer see our local election manifesto and a list of other local green links. The Lib Dems are the real green party in Chelmsford.

If you are interested in meeting like-minded people on a cross-party / non-party basis, come along to the monthly Green Drinks or find out about Chelmsford Transition Town campaign.

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Greener Chelmsford News

  • Building site
    Article: Jan 31, 2012

    Chelmsford Council was taken to task this evening for failing to give a high enough priority to new community facilities, public open space and new jobs for residents. The Liberal Democrat group told the Council's Development Policy Committee that these issues should have been addressed in the Site Allocations Document, which was under debate.

  • Article: Dec 29, 2011

    Figures published today show that since April companies have announced plans for almost £2.5bn of investment in renewable energy projects in the UK, with the potential to create almost 12,000 jobs across the country. Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne MP reaffirmed the Coalition's commitment to meeting EU renewable energy targets, namely 15% of all energy from renewable sources by 2020.

  • Article: Sep 27, 2011

    Moves are in hand today to stabilise our energy costs and reduce the impact of oil price rises. A senior Liberal Democrat is in meetings to lobby EU chiefs for a European supergrid carrying renewable energy.

    Lib Dem MEP Sir Graham Watson is Chairman of a global network (of MPs and MEPs from all mainstream political parties) campaigning to increase government investment in renewable energy and electricity supergrids. The network is called the Climate Parliament and is today holding meetings with two different European Commissioners.

  • Building site
    Article: Jul 8, 2011

    4,000 houses on green fields to the North West and North East of Chelmsford have been given the OK. The long-awaited report from a Government-appointed inspector has backed the plans by Conservative-run Chelmsford council.

    The proposals are in the North Chelmsford Area Action Plan. It proposes 3,200 houses north of Springfield and Beaulieu Park; 400 houses on the edges of Broomfield; around 250 near Newlands Spring, and 150 near Essex Avenue/Woodhall.

  • Diana Wallis MEP seeing at first hand how improved loft insulation can help to cut down energy bills
    Article: Nov 7, 2010

    The Green Deal, a Liberal Democrat manifesto commitment, is the Government's new and radical way of making

    Energy efficiency will become available to all, whether people own or rent their property. Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary, Chris Huhne has announced the delivery of another Lib Dem manifesto commitment. By 2015 up to 100,000 Green Deal workers could be employed in the effort to upgrade and insulate Britain's homes.

  • Article: Oct 27, 2010

    Liberal Democrat Communities Minister Andrew Stunell announced today that Liberal Democrats in Government will deliver the biggest net increase in social housing for 30 years. 150,000 affordable homes over the next four years will follow decades of neglect under Labour and the Conservatives.

    Since 1979, both Labour and Conservative Governments presided over a reduction in the number of affordable homes, with each selling off more homes than they built. There were 400,000 fewer homes after the Tories' 18 years in power and a further 45,530 fewer after 13 years of Labour.

  • Article: Oct 25, 2010

    The Government has committed £60m in funding to establish world-class offshore wind turbine manufacturing at ports sites. Lib Dem Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Chris Huhne today said that this opens the way to a major expansion of the country's offshore wind industry.

    In an email to Liberal Democrat members, Chris Huhne wrote:-

  • Solar panels.
    Article: Oct 13, 2010

    Essex County Council has agreed to take forward a Liberal Democrat plan to allow councils to generate renewable energy which can be sold on to the National Grid. "The relaxation of controls by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Lib Dem Chris Huhne, gives Essex County Council the opportunity to be a community leader in the carbon reduction and renewable energy agenda", said Cllr David Kendall (Brentwood South).

  • Cllr David Kendall
    Article: Oct 7, 2010

    Essex County Council is being asked to start generating its own 'green' energy. The call comes from the Liberal Democrats in a motion to the Full Council meeting on 12 October.

    County Cllr David Kendall (Brentwood South) has tabled this motion after Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, announced new rules in July that allow town and county halls to sell green energy.

  • Article: Sep 23, 2010

    The Liberal Democrats in government have announced a "Green Deal", which could support up to 250,000 jobs by 2030. Said Lib Dem Minister Chris Huhne, "The Green Deal will be a revolution. The first scheme of its kind in the developed world. The most ambitious energy-saving plan ever put forward. A once-and-for-all refit that will make every home in Britain ready for a low-carbon future."

Thu 21 Feb. 2008 - LD Leader Nick Clegg lists his steps to a greener lifestyle