News from North Dorset Green Party


UK nuclear sites at risk of flooding, report shows

07 March 2012

Rising sea levels because of climate change put 12 of 19 sites at risk, unpublished government analysis shows

Revealed: government plans for police privatisation

04 March 2012

West Midlands and Surrey police offer £1.5bn contract under which private firms may investigate crime and detain suspects

A comprehensive analysis of wind power

29 February 2012

Electricity produced by wind turbines in the UK may be cheaper than that generated by burning gas within five years

Protesters occupy Hinkley Point in Somerset.

12 February 2012

Protesters have for the second time in a week occupied the development site at Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

Green quantitative easing

10 February 2012

Caroline Lucas leads call for £70bn 'green quantitative easing' programme

The Climate Change Risk Assessment

07 February 2012

The Climate Change Risk Assessment issued this week is a brave document. Put out by Defra (the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), this report claims to be the first attempt by government to assess the “potential risks and opportunities” for Britain arising from climate change.


Hydroelectric Power Scheme invented by Devon Engineer to be Developed

05 February 2012

British engineer Alvin Smith from Dartmouth, Devon, invented Searaser, a hydroelectric power scheme to be developed by Ecotricity

The south-west of England is to be named as the UK's first marine energy park

Marine power boost for south-west England

23 January 2012

South-west England to be named the UK's first marine energy park

MoD radar breakthrough

21 January 2012

MoD radar breakthrough promises green light to 4GW of windfarms Ministry of Defence confirms it has tried and tested 'windfarm-friendly radars'

Green Party slam “immoral” witch hunt by HMRC on small businesses

08 January 2012

"We want to make the UK the best place to start, finance and grow a business." - George Osborne, September 2011 .....(ahem just not for 99% of the population)

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