politics

Carbon Neutral Futures

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In May Carbon Neutral Cambridge ran an expert symposium in partnership with South Cambs District Council, Cambridge City council and the Shared Planning service, on how we could accelerate the transition to net zero carbon. We invited Tommy H, a 16 yr old student at The Leys to open the event. This is what he […]

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Net zero advice published

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On 2 May 2019 the Committee on Climate Change have given historic advice to the UK Government to reach a net zero emissions target by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C target. We welcome this, but as the report itself says, this is the bare minimum. The report advises the government to set […]

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Aiming at 2030

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The decision by leading politicians on the City Council to aim at a 2030 target for removing carbon pollution is a big step forward.  It follows a declaration from the council that Cambridge faces a “climate emergency”.

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Listen to the Kids

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The school children’s strike is deeply ironic.  For the ‘school run’ as parents deliver and collect their children to school makes victims of them all.  This collective enterprise by parents is actually poisoning and damaging their own children as well as their fellow pupils, the school staff and premises.  The ‘school run’ parents are unaware […]

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The house at Poo corner?

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I was pleased to see the recent headlines about creating a new “Low Carbon District” on the site of the current sewage works near Cambridge North station. However, as in so many things, the devil is in the detail. The publicity so far has talked about the new district being designed to encourage walking and […]

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Christmas Quiz: The Offsetting Problem

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A Cambridge entrepreneur (Dr Arith Metic) has a successful AI business (“Impossible Blue”) established on the Cambridge Science Park). He receives regular enquiries and orders from the US, as a reult of which he makes three economy class Stansted to San Francisco flights a year. He expects to be making the same number of flights […]

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Waterbeach New Town needs much higher ambition

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We have submitted a response to the consultation on the Waterbeach New Town SPD.  This is important, because the South Cambs local plan has agreed that 8000-9000 new homes will be built on the old Waterbeach baracks site. This SPD (Supplementary Planning Document)  matters, because it will influence the decisions on planning applications here for […]