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Warwickshire Climate Alliance

Warwickshire Climate Alliance is an umbrella organisation of Warwickshire environmental groups, devoted to pushing for stronger action within the county on the climate emergency.


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Our Aims

We aim to lobby and collaborate with county-wide agencies to develop a serious plan for transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible, and we seek collaborations with other organisations to develop ideas for reaching that goal.

Public Awareness

We work to raise public awareness of the challenges of climate change, and to enhance the local connections that allow campaigners to share knowledge and collaborate in developing local campaigns.

Our Partners

We know that there are lots of groups already active in the area; we want to provide a way for everyone to see what everyone else is doing, and to provide a first port of call for someone who would like to become active but doesn’t know who to contact. The Environmental Groups Page contains a list of local groups and provides links to their websites.

Current Actions and Issues

Pension Fund Divestment
Campaign to persuade Warwickshire County Council to divest its pension fund from fossil fuel companies
Response to WCC Sustainable Futures'
WCA responded to Warwickshire County Council's 'Sustainable Futures Strategy'

Big Save Roadshows
Residents of Coleshill will be the second of six North Warwickshire towns to experience ‘The Big Save’ roadshow.
Rugby Cement - planning application to store recycled materials to add to cement and reduce “embedded carbon”
Beechwood Farm Battery Energy
The project is at an early stage and they would like views on the development proposals.

Sewage Pollution on the River Avon
pdf of slideshow presentation given to WCA by Geoff Sallis

WCA Climate Quiz
Try your hand at our climate quiz and if you enjoy it, why not join us for the Christmas quiz on zoom? Details later in December.
Onshore wind

Onshore wind

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

How the government is obstructing its own policies

Onshore wind is now one of the cheapest forms of energy generation, cheaper than fossil fuels, cheaper than offshore wind, and miles cheaper than nuclear. Only large scale solar photovoltaic is cheaper. Precise cost estimates are hard to obtain, but the UK government's own estimates from 2020 make this clear -- see in particular page 25. Yet since 2014, bureaucratic red tape has effectively prohibited the installation of new onshore wind farms in the UK. This is  not the accidental consequence of over-zealous regulation, but has been a deliberate move to satisfy the wing of the Conservative Party which doubts the reality of the climate crisis,  aided by the money and lobbying power of the fossil fuel industry. The refusal to allow onshore wind is seriously slowing the UK's move to phasing out fossil fuels, and increasing energy costs to the consumer. See also the optimistic claims about future renewable generation being made by the UK government in 2014. The predicted progress wasn't made, and we have not been protected from energy price shocks.   

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