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Storm, Felpham Beach Storm, Felpham Beach © Derek Finch

Climate change is the biggest threat to the countryside. That's why we're taking part in ‘The Time Is Now’, an exciting public event taking place on 26 June that gives you the chance to talk face-to-face to your MP about climate change and the environment.

Just before Christmas the Government finally fully u-turned on their promise to ban fracking in National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Companies will not be allowed to drill from the surface in National Parks to frack, but will still be allowed to frack under and around them. The Government has dropped ludicrous plans to allow fracking directly through drinking water aquifers, but it will be allowed in the areas supplying drinking water aquifers.

17 April 2015

Call for step change in energy efficiency to avoid disastrous impacts on countryside

CPRE report shows we need to massively reduce energy requirements and generate low carbon energy to tackle impacts of climate change and reduce bills

A new report published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that England needs a huge investment in energy efficiency if we are to even approach our 2050 carbon reduction target and avoid inflicting widespread damage on the countryside.

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