A COALITION of environmental groups is organising a lobby at Huddersfield Town Hall.
The collective plans to meet MP Jason McCartney to tell him that ‘Green is Working’.
Members of the public are encouraged to join in with the lobby this Saturday from noon.
It has been organised to coincide with the introduction of the new Energy Bill in Parliament.
The groups’ message is that the Bill must build the green economy.
Last year a third of UK economic growth came from green businesses.
The renewable electricity industry employs 110,000 people with the potential to employ tens of thousands more people.
The coalition says that developing the green economy would reduce the UK’s balance of payments by reducing imports of fossil fuels.
It also claims that green energy would help regional economies grow across the UK.
The groups are calling on the Government to decarbonise electricity by 2030 and keep aviation and shipping in the Climate Act.
Kirklees Campaign Against Climate Change is one of the groups that will be attending the lobby.
The group’s Tim Padmore said: “Decarbonising our electricity would be part of the action required for the UK to make its share of the carbon cuts to avoid runaway climate change.
“It would also have huge benefits to our society including creating jobs, reducing fuel poverty and making our energy supply more secure.”
Before the lobby, campaigners will create a Green is Working photo stunt at 11.45am.
People are encouraged to wear something green for this.
Anyone who wants to attend the lobby must email firstname.lastname@example.org by tomorrow.