Archive for the ‘Corby’ Category


November 15, 2012

Greenpeace have uncovered explosive evidence of a plot in the Conservative party to sabotage progress on climate change.

As you might have seen on the front page of this morning’s Guardian, our undercover video investigation reveals how a faction of Tory MPs is going to extreme lengths to scupper our clean energy future. A senior Conservative reveals that George Osborne wants to undermine the Climate Change Act – one of the great victories of our movement that has created legally binding targets for the government to reduce emissions.

The ideological opposition to clean wind energy runs deep in Osborne and these other Tory MPs. So much so that one MP even secretly campaigned against his own party. Outrageous, I know. You have to watch it to believe it.

You, along with over 20,000 people, have already told David Cameron to stop Osborne sabotaging progress on climate change – thank you!

Now watch the astonishing undercover video.

If these Conservatives have their way, we’ll have more dirty, expensive gas power stations written into the Energy Bill. The bill is crucial in shaping the way our electricity is generated for the next 30 years.

Osborne wants to hand the Energy Bill – and our future – to the gas companies, allowing them to build dozens of new gas power stations. This dash for gas could lead to decades of unrestricted carbon emissions and increasingly volatile household bills, plunging more people into fuel poverty.

We need the opposite.

A clean Energy Bill would mean almost zero carbon emissions from electricity generation by 2030, a new wave of clean energy and a thriving green economy with tens of thousands of new jobs.

A majority of us – 64% of the British public – want renewable energy powering our lives.

Osborne knows he’s in the minority, but our investigation shows he’s positioning climate sceptics and anti-wind MPs in key government roles – like pieces on a chessboard – to undermine the progress we’ve made.

But Osborne still answers to the prime minister.

It now falls to David Cameron to respond to the scandal we’ve uncovered and decide where his party – and our country – is going.

At the last election when looking for our votes, Cameron rebranded the Conservative party with the environment at its heart. This undercover investigation shows he has a fundamental question to answer: will he side with the majority of the British public, or the dirty energy faction led by George Osborne?

Don’t forget to watch the incredible undercover report

Help ‘Hope Not Hate’ Make Sure Corby Remains BNP Free

October 27, 2012

In three weeks the BNP will be contesting the parliamentary by-election in Corby & Northamptonshire. Whilst we don’t expect the BNP to come close to winning the seat Hope Not Hate want to make sure that the BNP get a clear and strong message that they aren’t welcome.

Can you help send the message?

On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th November, we will be leafleting in the constituency. By donating just an hour to deliver 200 leaflets you can make sure that the BNP fail to gain ground in the East Midlands.

Can you help us make sure Corby remains BNP free?

Just a few hours of your time over the weekend, or an hour at another time, really could make a difference. We have a real chance to strike a blow to the BNP, and everything they stand for. Let’s make sure we take it!

Come and meet the new Green Party Leader and support us in Corby

October 23, 2012

Green Party Election Meeting

12.00 to 2.00 pm on Sunday 28th October
In the Mawdsley Room, Danesholme Community Centre, Boden Close off Copenhagen Road.
Open to all Green Party supporters
Refreshments provided
Green Party prospective parliamentary candidate for Corby and East Northants Jonathan Hornett and Green Party leader Natalie Bennett will be attending.

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Corby by-election – Green Party candidate Jonathan Hornett

October 14, 2012

Jonathan Hornett, who lives in Wellingborough and runs his own gardening company, has been selected to fight the seat for the Green Party.

Mr Hornett said: “I’m standing to give the people of Corby and East Northamptonshire the opportunity to choose a positive candidate.

“The Green Party is the only alternative to cuts, climate change and social injustice.

“Locally we want more wind farms and public services; and no more housing developments, roads, warehouses or nuclear waste. I am standing to make Corby and East Northants fairer, safer, cleaner and greener – I want to represent you.”

Corby Council Houses Set to Have Solar Panels.

October 1, 2010

Council house residents in Corby are a step closer to having solar panels installed on their roofs.

Corby Borough Council last night agreed to invite bids from energy companies to roll out a major programme of putting solar photo-voltaic panels on its homes.

The plan aims to provide extra funds to improve the council’s housing stock and give tenants their electricity at a reduced rate.

Under the 25-year programme, a company will pay to fit the panels to around a quarter of its 4,800 homes if the tenants give permission or when they become unoccupied. It also hoped to extend the scheme to its commercial properties and land, with the possibly of creating a large-scale “solar park”.

Council chief executive Chris Mallender said: “As a Yorkshire man you
are brought up with a saying ‘you don’t get owt for nowt’. I think this is one programme which disproves that theory. We are encouraging Corby to embrace new technology.”

He added a typical set of panels would produce 40 per cent to 60 per cent of a household’s energy needs.

The move was possible after the Government allowed local authorities to sell renewable energy generated on their land.

Further funds would be paid by the energy provider to the council for additional energy exported to the National Grid and for rental of its roofspace. If 1,000 homes have panels fitted, it would generate £52,000.

Councillor John McGhee said: “The cost of £52 is a lot of money to some people. Since it has been on television a single mother who lives on the Hazel Leys estate has phoned me to asked if she can apply. It needs to be available in all areas.”

However some councillors expressed concern about the panels’ reliability and they agreed their maintenance would be discussed with potential providers.

Source – Northants Evening Telegraph