With environmental issues riding high in public debate, Derek Thomas MP is backing a greater focus on energy efficiency – the missing piece in tackling the climate crisis and how getting a smart meter installed is one way to make a difference.
The promise of a £23.5m funding package over the next four years for a ‘Reduced Bus Fares’ pilot in Cornwall has been hailed by MP Derek Thomas as an exciting opportunity to get more people to use public transport.
Cornwall Councillors want to play their part in reducing harmful emissions and protecting and enhancing our natural environment. Unless local authorities follow Cornwall’s lead, the Government has no chance of reducing the UK’s carbon footprint to net zero.
Over the coming decades, flood and coastal erosion risks will increase as a result of population growth and climate change. Rainfall patterns will change, extreme weather events will become more common and sea levels will rise.