Green Party Requests an Explanation for the Delay to the Climate Change Bill and Urges Immediate Action
In view of the climate emergency and the lack of critical actions achieved at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, the delay to the granting of Royal Assent to what is a fundamentally important piece of legislation demands an explanation.
The Green Party understands that the licence in relation to the alleged gas field of the North-East coast of the Isle of Man granted to Crogga by the Department of Infrastructure will expire at the end of this year. In the event that Crogga would want the licence extended, the Green Party is deeply concerned that there has been a delay to the Climate Change Bill becoming law which would then apply to and influence the Government’s decision making as to whether it should grant an extension to Crogga.
The Green Party asserts that the scientific and economic evidence points towards the swift adoption of renewable energies that takes advantage of our abundant natural resources of the wind, sun, and sea.