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GLD Energy and Democracy Motion Passed!

September 25, 2015 8:39 AM
By Simon Oliver
Originally published by Green Liberal Democrats

GLD are proud to announce that our emergency motion to urge the Tories to respect local decisions on fracking and wind projects, and to actively support domestic and community renewable energy schemes, has been PASSED by Bournemouth 2015 Federal Conference.

The three things this motion calls for the government to do are:

  1. Respect local decisions on both renewable energy and fracking, and significantly reduce the frequency with which they are overridden after being called in to be reviewed centrally.
  2. Maintain the practice of permitting small scale renewable energy schemes to pre-register for government support.
  3. Provide people with access to independent expert advice on finding finance and gaining planning permission for domestic and community renewable energy schemes.

Note that we are also preparing a Keep It In The Ground motion for Spring, for which this members petition is being circulated.

Since the One Member One Vote motion also passed, anyone who signs the petition will be asked to provide their libdem membership number to endorse it for inclusion, as a de facto conference delegate.

If you wish to be involved in the drafting of this motion, please get in touch.