Following the events in Manchester, the main St Albans Cathedral Hustings event was cancelled – so we have joined forces – and combined our ‘Better World’ Hustings* which was to focus on the environment and social justice, with the main event. Please come along and join the discussion.
If you can, please submit questions on the environment by Wed 31 May to firstname.lastname@example.org :
Some ideas re questions and links to more info…
Environmental regulation post-Brexit – how can it be maintained or strengthened?
Sustainable transport – encouraging cycling, walking and use of public transport – linked to air pollution issues
Energy policy – encouraging renewable energy, and further cutting the use of gas and coal
Did You Know? The bank holiday heatwave started with a new record for solar power generation which blazed to a quarter of the electricity mix on Friday afternoon.
The nation’s solar panels scorched the previous record set last month by generating 8.7GW of power, more than nuclear and coal power combined.
Solar power was the second most used generating technology behind gas-fired power and made up around 25pc of the UK’s electricity, its highest ever share of the market on a working week day.
Reducing waste – and reducing consumption – following success of the 5p plastic bags which is an example of the impact that the government can have
Divestment of the parliamentary pension fund from fossil fuels
The candidate’s personal commitment to environmental issues
Note: The Better World Hustings is organised by St Albans Friends of the Earth, Global Justice Now, and Transition St Albans to provide a forum to hear candidates’ views on social justice and the environment.