Debating climate policy in the House of Lords

On the 22nd July, the UK government's new Energy Bill was debated in the House of Lords. The bill controversially cuts many of the subsidies currently granted to green electricity production in Britain, and even proposes to levy a climate-change tax on low-carbon energy sources - memorably described by Friends of the Earth as "akin to charging alcohol duty on apple juice". During the debate on the second reading of the Bill, one of the Climate Parliament's trustees, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, delivered several pointed questions regarding the substance of the bill and the likely impact of the cuts on the nascent UK green energy industry - an industry which has until now been growing rapidly, an

A joint partnership with Dhaka University

Climate Parliament Bangladesh has signed recently a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Energy, Dhaka University to work together for the development of renewable energy in the country. In an event organised in the Dhaka University on 5 July 2015, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, Director of the Institute of Energy Prof Dr Saiful Huque, Climate Parliament Bangladesh Convener MP Nahim Razzaq and Advisor Ex-MP Tanvir Shakil Joy said that both the organisations will plan series of capacity building activities in the university and parliament to strengthen climate issues and access to renewable energy and will also develop parliamentary actions for legislative an

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