Labour reshuffles environment and transport teams

The Labour Party has announced its changes to the Shadow Cabinet and frontbench teams. SERA is pleased that we continue to have Mary Creagh, Maria Eagle and Caroline Flint in the three most prominent environmental roles – although with a switch in roles. Mary Creagh is now Shadow Secretary of State for Transport while Maria Eagle shadows Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Caroline Flint remains Energy and Climate Change Shadow Secretary. Continue reading

Delivering an energy market people can trust

The average annual household energy bill has gone up by £300 since David Cameron entered Downing Street. But David Cameron has failed to act. He promised to put everyone on the cheapest tariffs, but he has not delivered. Continue reading

Event: Next meeting of Brighton & Hove SERA

The next meeting of Brighton & Hove SERA is on Thursday 10th October. Continue reading

Forget the Big Six. It’s all about the six hundred thousand.

Last week, Caroline Flint announced major reform of the energy market under a future Labour government, with supply and generation being split and a regulator given more teeth. SERA has welcomed this news. Continue reading

Why SERA supports Ed Miliband’s plans to freeze energy bills

Following last week’s announcement of a gas and electricity price freeze until 2017 by Ed Miliband, Melanie Smallman outlines SERA’s support for the measure. Continue reading

Major environment and transport policy announcements at Labour Party Conference

The big news on environment at Labour Party Conference came from not from the fringe but from the podium this year, headlined by Ed Miliband’s commitment to freeze energy bills until early 2017 and Caroline Flint’s to break up the energy companies and separate supply from generation. Continue reading

SERA event at Co-operative Party Conference

SERA is holding a fringe meeting at this weekend’s Co-operative Party Conference in Edinburgh. It will take place in the Clarendon Room at the Hilton Grosvenor, Edinburgh, at 12.30 on Saturday 5 October. Continue reading

SERA celebrates 40 years of environmental campaigning at Conference

At Labour Party Conference in Brighton last week, SERA celebrated its 40th anniversary with a series of events – and even a birthday cake! Continue reading

Caroline Flint launches ‘the Hot Book’ at SERA rally

Last night at SERA’s 40th anniversary rally, Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint MP launched the Hot Book, a series of essays on energy efficiency by authors including Alan Whitehead MP, Jack Dromey MP and Will Straw. Continue reading

SERA’s petition to save Air Quality Monitoring submitted to DEFRA

SERA National Secretary Melanie Smallman has been busy campaigning to convince DEFRA and the Conservative Secretary of State, Owen Paterson, to drop their plans to scrap local air quality monitoring. Air pollution causes thousands of premature deaths in this country every year, affecting deprived communities most. With the UK breaching EU law several times this year, and new figures showing the extent of air pollution in London and beyond, monitoring air quality so that the authorities take proper action has never been more important. Continue reading

SERA Annual General Meeting 2013

11.00am – 5.00pm Saturday, 23rd November 2013, Manchester   Continue reading

Tom King: the Severn Barrage deserves Government support, not fracking

As Peter Hain describes the Severn Barrage project as ‘dead in the water’, Tom King considers where the Government’s energy priorities should really be. Continue reading