Green Party members have been very active and supportive of the recent protests against iGas drilling at Barton Moss in Salford. As with our MP Caroline Lucas in Balcombe, Green European election candidate Laura Bannister has put herself on the front line with the protesters, and been arrested for doing so.
When fracking trials were introduced in the Blackpool and Fylde area, Green Party campaigner Phillip Mitchell was at the forefront of opposition, and acquired the reputation of an expert on the subject at a national level. Green Councillor and European candidate Gina Dowding has led opposition to fracking in the County Council. Gina has outlined her personal view of the threats posed by fracking in this Environmental Health News article.
Green candidate Jill Perry as been among leading campaigners opposing the creation of a nuclear waste dump in Cumbria.
Former Lead Euro-candidate Peter Cranie maintains a record of greenhouse gas emissions on his blog.
To find out more about energy in our region, read our report "Energy in the North West: bringing about a low-carbon, affordable energy future".