Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Renewable energy roadmap

Tuesday 25th September 2007 - The European Parliament will vote today on a report from the Industry Research and Energy committee on a roadmap for renewable energy.

As the author of the views of the International Trade committee I have put forward proposals that I hope will be supported by the Parliament.

By 2030, renewable energy could provide 35% of the world's energy needs. To achieve this

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Exhibition tour!

Wednesday 19th September 2007 - Among another busy day's activities at the Party conference in Brighton today I managed to fit in a tour of the exhibition and visit many of the varied stands with Baroness Diane Maddock and Charles Kennedy MP.
I won't reveal my vote for the best stand on here but it was a tough decision with so many good and creative ways of capturing the delegates attention!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Beside the seaside!

Lucy handing out flyers to delegates to promote our fringe events!

Trade & Climate Change fringe

Tuesday 18th September 2007 - I am at our Party conference in Brighton this week where the mood among delegates is upbeat and enthusiastic despite the constant media obsession with Ming Campbell's leadership.
I am at a loss to understand why they are not more

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Never a dull moment!!

Thursday 13th September 2007 - We've had another incredibly busy week in Brussels! As well as a packed committee agenda, with a session with EU Trade Commissioner, Peter Mandelson and the first exchange of views on my opinion on the Mid-Term Review of the 6th Environment Action Plan, I've hosted an event to launch the latest Human Rights Watch Report on Sri Lanka, drafted a series of amendments

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Launch of Human Rights Watch report

Sunday 9th September 2007 - Sri Lanka is in the midst of a human rights crisis and has been the topic of extensive high-level discussions in Brussels this week. The ceasefire between the government and the armed secessionist Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) exists only in name. Since mid-2006, when major military operations resumed, civilians have paid a heavy price, both directly in the

By-elections are like buses...........

Sunday 9th September 2007 - By-elections appear to be like buses at the moment in the North West, coming along in threes!! There are currently contests for vacant seats being fought in Warbreck ward in Liverpool following the sad loss of Joan Lang as well as in Rossendale and Cheshire.

This weekend I was able to find time to visit Rossendale and Liverpool (seen here with our candidate Ritchie