South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne is proud to join in commemoration of Volunteers’ Week 2023. This year, Volunteers’ Week marks its 39th anniversary (1st-7th June), honouring the remarkable contributions made by residents who generously dedicate their time and skills to support charities and voluntary organisations throughout the country.
South Shropshire MP Philip Dunne is urging colleges and further education providers in Shropshire to apply for additional government funding by June 20, 2023. This funding aims to enhance local skills training and support the employment prospects of individuals within their communities.
Following Water UK’s announcement that water companies will support applications for 100 sites on inland waterways to achieve designated bathing water standard status, Philip Dunne calls on the Government to ensure that resources are available to properly monitor these new sites.
Philip Dunne calls on the Government to develop a 27 year plan to provide clarity how the UK will decarbonise our economy during the path to Net Zero. He welcomes nuclear competition for SMRs; emphasises challenges for renewable projects in accessing the grid, being explored by new EAC inquiry; and urges support for community energy.
Philip is Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) which scrutinises government departments, and public and private sector impact on our environment, as well as measures to mitigate climate change. This could well be one of the defining policy areas of this Parliament, as we put in place the policies to enable the UK to reach net zero emissions as soon as possible, and certainly by 2050.
Philip has introduced a Private Member’s Bill - the Sewage Bill - to the House of Commons to help make a vital start towards changing behaviour and practice to clean up our rivers.
Philip Dunne writes for The House Magazine
Last week the Prime Minister declared his intention to make the UK the ‘Saudi Arabia of wind’ energy, powering every UK home with offshore wind by 2030. This is a visionary ambition. But it misses another massive opportunity - without a substantial rethink of our export strategy, we could fail to grasp the full economic benefits of the brave new world of clean energy which we can lead.