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Every breath you take

As someone who has lived in London for most of my adult life and an avid cyclist, I am concerned about pollution. With three small children who I cart around in a cargo bike, I worry a lot about its impact on their lungs and mine. We breathe it and we feel the dirt.   9600 early deaths a year...

Published on 10 Dec 2018

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Lessons from Les Gilets Jaunes: not the British Way

Last weekend I travelled to France, visiting Paris and Marseille. Having lived and worked in France, I have a close affinity to the French people and their firm belief in ‘Liberté, égalité, fraternité’. Even arriving at the Gare de Marseille Saint Charles, there is a large sign depicting the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.   Having followed...

Published on 06 Dec 2018

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Sir David Attenborough is Right - Climate Change Requires Radical Thinking

It is not only British politics that has heated up in the past two years. 2018’s scorching summer was a due reminder of what is to come if we do not rapidly transition to clean energy and requisition carbon from the atmosphere.   It was in this context that Sir David Attenborough spoke at UN-sponsored climate talks in Poland this...

Published on 05 Dec 2018

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New Era, New Energy - Offshore Wind Production in the UK

The cost of subsidies for offshore wind farms have fallen by half since 2015, with prices per megawatt hour falling below new nuclear power and gas for the first time. [1] In July 2017, the government awarded contracts - ‘contracts for a difference’ - to two firms at a record-low fixed price of £57.50 per MWh for 2022-23. Under the...

Published on 03 Dec 2018

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It’s time to be in favour of something - not against / Part 2

In the second instalment of a two-part article, Renew candidate Tim Fisher concludes the story of his Renew journey so far Now, when movements like Renew start up, there will always be an element of railing against the establishment. Yet what seems to be different here is the message of hope twinned with a desire to do things differently. To...

Published on 30 Nov 2018

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It’s time to be in favour of something - not against

In the first instalment of a two-part article, Renew UK candidate Tim Fisher sets out his motivation for getting involvedLike many people out there, the goings on in the country over the last couple of years have led me to really question the views I hold and why I have them. One of the things this period of introspection has...

Published on 29 Nov 2018

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