06 Jun '13, 3pm

Blog: A narrow defeat, but the fight for a clean power target goes on - @olliehayes #vote4cleanpower…

Blog: A narrow defeat, but the fight for a clean power target goes on - @olliehayes #vote4cleanpower…

A narrow defeat, but the fight for a clean power target goes on Oliver Hayes 06 June 2013 Earlier this week I went to Parliament to watch MPs vote on how the UK should power itself for the coming decades. Nerves were running high as I made my way into the public gallery along with other Friends of the Earth staff and local group volunteers. More than a year's work was about to reach a pivotal moment for everyone involved in the Clean British Energy campaign. Would the blood, sweat, and tears all be worth it? Would a clean power target get voted into the Government's Energy Bill? After hours of debate - in which the case for a clean power target was forcefully made by MPs on all sides - we finally got to the vote. It was incredibly close , but the Government - which opposes such a target - managed to scrape home with a small majority of just 23 votes. While most Conservativ...

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