Shambles of electric vehicle charging network forcing people to go back to petrol and diesel, says Muir

The “shambles” of the electric vehicle charging network in Northern Ireland is forcing people to go back to petrol and diesel cars, Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has said. The North Down MLA was speaking after contacting the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), which maintains the network here. It followed complaints from constituents, who having […]

Muir launches public petition for rapidly improved Electric Vehicle charging

Alliance Party Infrastructure spokesperson Andrew Muir MLA has launched a public petition calling for the Minister for Infrastructure to rapidly improve the Electric Vehicle (EV) charging networking in Northern Ireland. The online petition notes that while Northern Ireland’s EV charging network was world-leading when it was established back in 2010, a decade of decay and […]

A green recovery is the only way to tackle the climate crisis, says Blair

The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat – it’s here and it’s happening now. Yet we prevaricate and this refusal to act at the pace the science demands is deadly, Alliance MLA John Blair has said. He added: “In 2020, extreme weather events uprooted 30.7 million people from their homes, the highest figure […]

IPCC report stresses the overwhelming urgency for action on climate change, says Farry

The report by the International Panel on Climate Change stresses the “overwhelming urgency” for action on tackling the climate crisis, Alliance Party MP Stephen Farry has said. He added: “The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat – it’s here and it’s happening now – and further delay will be deadly. “The report’s stark […]

We need to protect our natural environment, says Mathison

Alliance Strangford representatives have welcomed the recent withdrawal of a planning application to redevelop Tullynagardy Wood in Newtownards. Councillor Nick Mathison – newly selected constituency representative – and Kellie Armstrong MLA want to see the ancient woodland protected after it was recently subjected to a planning application for car parking and vehicular access, with the […]

Green New Deal could help us avoid repeating effects of pandemic, say Muir as Assembly motion passes

A Green New Deal for Northern Ireland could help our society avoid repeating the effects of the COVID crisis, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. The North Down MLA was speaking after the Assembly backed an Alliance motion calling for the Executive to introduce such a policy. It would tackle the climate emergency through transforming […]

Egan: A Green New Deal will help secure a sustainable future for Bangor

Alliance North Down Representatives have rolled out a bold, positive plan to reinvigorate Bangor Town centre, during a special public meeting focussed on post-covid recovery. Newly named North Down representative Councillor Connie Egan, joined Andrew Muir MLA and Stephen Farry MP in an event designed to encourage as many local people as possible to come […]

We cannot repeat pandemic mistakes when tackling climate emergency, says Blair

We cannot repeat mistakes seen throughout the pandemic when it comes to tackling the climate emergency, Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has said. Mr Blair was speaking after the latest stage of the Climate Change Bill in the Assembly, which has been co-sponsored by Alliance alongside the other main parties except the DUP. He […]

Creation of 50,000 new jobs over decade would move us towards sustainable economy, says Long, as Alliance launches Green New Deal

The creation of 50,000 new jobs over the next decade would help Northern Ireland move towards a sustainable and green economy, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA has said. The call comes as the party launches its Alliance Green New Deal, a major policy document designed to tackle not only the climate emergency but a range […]