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Wales Green Party rejects the Wales Bill as insufficient

Wales Green Party rejects the Wales Bill as insufficient 17 January 2017 Caroline Lucas and Wales Green Party support the devolution of Welsh democracy but reject the Wales Bill in its current form.   The leader of the Wales Green Party, Alice Hooker-Stroud said:   “Whilst we are pleased that there is acknowledgement that the devolution of Welsh democracy is both necessary and urgent, most of the Wales Bill leaves a lot to be desired.   “In 2011, the people of Wales voted for increased devolution, and as seems to be standard now, the Conservative government have ploughed ahead...

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Wales Green Party Welcomes Positive Findings of Hendry Review on Swansea Lagoon

Wales Green Party Welcomes Positive Findings of Hendry Review on Swansea Lagoon 12 January 2017 Today the Hendry review on the feasibility of Swansea Bay Tidal lagoon was published, and it was overwhelmingly positive in its recommendations. Pippa Bartolotti, Wales Green Party Deputy Leader said, “This is a wonderful way to start 2017! The Hendry review backs all our key pollution and carbon reduction demands, but importantly we now need to press the Westminster government to delay no further and allocate the £1.3b funding. This is chickenfeed when compared to the £37b they have already allocated to building the...

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Wales Green Party Calls for Westminster to Back a Welsh Green Energy Revolution That Can Lead The World

Wales Green Party Calls for Westminster to Back a Welsh Green Energy Revolution That Can Lead The World 10 January 2017 More than 20 industrial companies employing more than 42,500 people are pressing the government to back tidal lagoon technology in Swansea. Ministers in Westminster are expected to make a decision this Thursday 12th January. The Hendry review will be published later this week and could make or break the fledgling Tidal Power Industry. It will determine whether the UK will go down a route of domestic energy security, reduced carbon emissions and huge employment opportunities from a homegrown...

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Wales Green Party calls for Westminster to cease all subsidies to oil and gas with immediate effect

Wales Green Party calls for Westminster to cease all subsidies to oil and gas with immediate effect 9 January 2017 Despite the G20 pledge in 2009 to collectively phase out fossil fuel subsidies, the UK has only increased its financial support to the industry ever since. On top of this, it has emerged that the decommissioning of the oil and gas fields in the North Sea bears a subsequent price tag, exceeding the remaining tax revenues. At present the cost of decommissioning falls to the British taxpayer to take care of. This is a new low in the successive...

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Wales Green Party leader and deputy leaders announced

16 December 2016 Alice Hooker-Stroud to continue as the leader of the Wales Green Party whilst new deputy leaders Grenville Ham and Pippa Bartolotti announced. Wales Green Party announced two new deputy spokespeople who will be working together to take the party forward. Alice Hooker-Stroud said: “I’m really excited to be re-elected, and to start work with our new deputies. Right now, I think we need some straight-talking in politics, and forward-thinking solutions for Wales. I am confident our new team will deliver. Together, we will push for a climate-safe future. We’ll stand up for refugees, migrants and the...

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