THE CEN MANIFESTO by UK Conservative Environment Network, 2019
Stewardship of the natural world, responsibility towards future generations, the search for resilience, these are core tenets of conservatism. Yet we’re so often told that only the political Left is able and willing to tackle the many and growing environmental crises facing us. Why has this become the received wisdom? And why have conservatives allowed this myth to be perpetuated?
Today, the crises facing humanity have worsened beyond measure, and it is more important than ever that conservatives rediscover and champion their inherent affinity for looking after the natural world. This manifesto lays out a series of over-arching ideas for doing just that.
— Ben Goldsmith, Chairman (Foreword)
Subsidy-free onshore wind – a route to market for the cheapest source of power by letting it compete in CfD auctions. Increase ambition on offshore wind – become the Saudi Arabia of wind power hitting 75GW by 2050.
Remove barriers for solar and batteries – scrap the VAT hikes and review export tariffs.
Ban fracking – unpopular and uneconomic – it’s time to move away from oil and gas.
[Note that the CEN is not calling for frac regulations!]
Read the full Manifesto
Refer also to:
2015 06 21: Who do Caleb Behn and Council of Canadians represent? One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Call for Federal Fracking Regulation Flies in the Face of Call for a Ban
2017 11 22: BC’s new NDP Energy Minister Michelle Mungall lies like Alberta’s! Agrees to Review by “Industry Likes It!” Synergy Frac Panel Called for by Ben Parfitt, Council of Canadians, Caleb Behn et al, Complete with Predetermined Outcome – No Moratorium, No Matter What the Frac Panel Concludes!
2017 11 29: BC Tap Water Alliance No Longer a Signatory with CCPA Calling for Frac Regulations Under Guise of Calling for Public Inquiry of Frac’ing in BC. Thank you Will Koop, for withdrawing from and saying “NO!” to Synergy Alberta!
ERCB was EUB, ERCB before it was EUB and is now AER (Alberta Energy Regulator).
What will Jason Kenney’s Oil Patch War Room change it to?
Slides above from Ernst presentations