Saturday, 27 October 2012

Lighter Later: Clocks Go Back This Weekend - Stay Safe!

The clocks go back in the early hours of tomorrow morning, and although time reform's going through a quiet spell in parliament, members of our Lighter Later coalition are still out there making the case for change.

With darker evenings on the horizon, road safety's been a strong focus, with some good coverage reminding readers that lighter evenings would mean fewer accidents.

We’re keeping an eagle eye on things and will keep in touch with any developments.

In the meantime, some good news...

Campaign for a green grid: signs of success

Back in July, loads of you teamed up with the 10:10 community to call for clean power, asking our old friend Ed Davey MP for an energy plan that puts us on the road away from dirty fossil fuels. A huge thank you to everyone who got involved!

This one looks set to run and run, but we've been following the Westminster rumour mill (someone has to!) and it looks like Davey has managed to get a decent' decarbonisation' target included in the bill!

If that's true it'll be a big step forward, but we're keeping those chickens firmly uncounted until the formal announcement in a few weeks time. Stay tuned!

Till next time, walk, drive and cycle safe.

Daniel Vockins,
Lighter Later

P.S. The Lighter Later Facebook page is a great place to stay informed and keep the clock change conversation going. Visit the page and click Like to get started.

P.P.S. Another reason to love the sunshine: a new class of schools just joined our Solar Schools project! The schools are raising money to get solar panels, and they're off to a flying start! Is there one near you?