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Theresa May

 

The British Prime Minister reshuffled her cabinet following the resignations of International Development Secretary Priti Patel and Defence Minister Sir Michael Fallon. Mrs May remained prime minister despite losing her majority in the 8 June 2017 general election, which she had called seeking a mandate for Brexit. She became the UK's second female prime minister in 2016 following Margaret Thatcher, after David Cameron resigned in the wake of the EU referendum result. She had previously been home secretary for six years.



Mrs Theresa May is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in 2018, responsible for making sure that Britain complies with the law of the land and international agreements that the UK has signed, such as the European Convention of Human Rights, United Nations and European Union targets concerning air pollution and the Climate Change Act 2008.

 

At the moment the UK is deeply in debt with other serious societal issues that Teresa's Government is having difficulty with, such as the lack of affordable housing where the present (buy to let) economics' policies do not appear to be equitable - hence are unsustainable.

 

Under the leadership of Theresa May MP, we are hopeful that the national debt might be reduced by investing in Blue growth and Renewable Energy. We also hope that low carbon transport will be high on the agenda, where at the moment there are only 14,000 charging points in the UK for 25,000,000 million vehicles.

 

 

Sample network of electric vehicle service stations in the United Kingdom

 

 

The UK needs a Climate Action Plan for EVs and a strong Government to see it through - to provide energy for 25 million low carbon vehicles before 2050.  This Climate Action Plan for Electric Vehicles (CAPEV), must mesh with house building of necessity for a SMART solution. A Circular Economy must be built on sound economics, based on reliable statistics.

 

If the average driver in the UK travels 10,000 miles per year and let us suppose (for example) that this person operated a BMW i3 as we do, they will need to charge up 125 times in a year x 20kW = 2,500 kWh (2.5Mwh). Multiply this by 10 million vehicles (under half the 25 million licensed vehicles) and we are going to need a whole lot of load leveling, or sharing, or something in between. Where 10 million x  2.5Mw = 25 million Mwh (25 Terawatts). 25TWh is not a lot compared to the overall UK energy use in 2014. 2014 is used as a bench mark where 2017 information is not sufficiently freely available in 2018.

EV EFFICIENCY

 

Electric vehicle efficiency is considerably higher than IC vehicles to begin with, and so is the supply chain, and only EVs can use clean renewable energy as electrical energy. If we used 100TWh to cover all of our transport needs in the UK, that would represent an enormous saving in our energy bill, help to pay off our debts and reduce carbon output all at the same time.

 

Electric cars should last longer than IC, with fewer moving parts. The i3 is mostly made of composite material and aluminium, so that rusting may not be a problem. This could mean that manufacturing for transport also sees an energy reduction - benefiting climate change reductions and sustainability.

 

CURRENT ELECTRICITY USAGE

 

Energy use in the United Kingdom stood at 2,249 TWh (193.4 million tonnes of oil equivalent) in 2014. This equates to energy consumption per capita of 34.82 MWh (3.00 tonnes of oil equivalent) compared to a 2010 world average of 21.54 MWh (1.85 tonnes of oil equivalent). Demand for electricity in 2014 was 34.42GW on average (301.7TWh over the year) coming from a total electricity generation capacity of 335.0TWh.

 

Britain's trade deficit was reduced by 8% due to substantial cuts in energy imports. Between 2007 and 2015, the UK's peak electrical demand fell from 61.5 GW to 52.7.GW.

As recently as 2004, the UK was a net exporter of energy. By 2010, more than 25% of UK energy was imported. With the high cost of importing, we should be concentrating on building our domestic renewables capacity. Some of this could be achieved, or offset, with mico and macro generation.

 

ON STREET CHARGING - If we are to provide enough charging points to cope with an all electric 2040, we will need to install around 280,000 units per year for the next 22 years. That is 767 charging points a day, based on the assumption that one in four cars will be charging at any one time in 2040 and not the full Monty. There will not be a charging point for every car, but realistically, we are never going to install 767 stations every day and home charging will help us out a bit.

 

 

CONSERVATIVE CABINET 2017-2018

 

 

Theresa May

 

Theresa May - Prime Mnister

MP for Maindenhead

 

Damian Green

 

Damian Green

MP for Ashford

 

Philip Hammond

 

Philip Hammond

MP Runnymede & Weybridge

 

Boris Johnson

 

Boris Johnson

MP Uxbridge & South Ruislip

 

Amber Rudd

 

Amber Rudd

MP Hastings & Rye

 

David Davis

 

David Davis

MP Haltemprice & Howden

 

Gavin Williamson

 

Gavin Williamson

MP South Staffordshire

 

Liam Fox

 

Liam Fox

MP North Somerset

 

David Lidlington

 

David Lidlington

MP for Aylesbury

 

Baroness Evans Bowes Park

 

 Baroness Evans

MP Bowes Park Haringey

 

Jeremy Hunt

 

Jeremy Hunt

MP South West Surrey

 

Justine Greening

 

Justine Greening

MP for Putney

 

Chris Grayling

 

Chris Grayling

MP Epsom & Ewell

 

Karen Bradley

 

Karen Bradley

MP Staffordshire Moorlands

 

Michael Gove

 

Michael Gove

MP Surrey Heath

 

David Gauke

 

David Gauke

MP South West Hertfordshire

 

Sajid Javid

 

Sajid Javid

MP for Bromsgrove

 

James Brokenshire

 

James Brokenshire

MP Old Bexley & Sidcup

 

Alun Cairns

 

 Alun Cairns

MP Vale of Glamorgan

 

David Mundell

 

 David Mundell MP

Dumfriesshire Clydes & Tweeddale

 

Patrick Mcloughlin

 

Patrick McLoughlin

MP Derbyshire Dales

 

Greg Clark

 

 Greg Clark

MP Tunbridge Wells

 

Penny Mordaunt

 

Penny Mordaunt

MP Portsmouth North

 

Andrea Leadsom

 

Andrea Leadsom

MP South Northamptonshire

 

Jeremy Wright

 

Jeremy Wright

MP Kenilworth & Southam

 

Elizabeth Truss

 

 Liz Truss

MP South West Norfolk

 

Brandon Lewis

 

Brandon Lewis

MP Great Yarmouth

 

MP

Nus Ghani

MP Wealden

 

 

 

 

 Huw Merriman

MP Battle

 

 

 

David Cameron

 

 David Cameron

Former Prime Minister

 

 

 

The EU provides funding to its member states, guidance and support in return for compliance with rules that are made democratically by the European Parliament in Brussels. With the Brexit decision looming the subject of qualification for Horizon 2020 and other European funding is a question that cannot be answered.

 

 

The Independent reporting on Michael Gove and air pollution

 

CONSERVATIVE CLIMATE - Michael Gove has been summoned to Brussels because of his party's failure to meet air pollution targets despite warnings about which the Prime Minister was aware of.

 

 

UK POLITICS

The United Kingdom has many political parties, some of which are represented in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Below are links to the websites of the political parties that were represented in the House of Commons after the 2015 General Election:

 

CONSERVATIVE PARTY

CO-OPERATIVE PARTY

DEMOCRAT UNIONIST PARTY

GREEN PARTY

LABOUR PARTY

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

PLAID CYMRU

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY

SINN FEIN

SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY

UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY

ULSTER UNIONIST PARTY

 

 

David Cameron and Nick Clegg contemplating their future together

 

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS COALITION - LET'S PUT THAT BEHIND US - David Cameron, the then new prime minister, welcomed his deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, to Downing Street in 2010.

 

 

 

We are concerned with how any Government in the United Kingdom looks at sustainability issues such as Blue Growth. This is because it is political will that determines is the economic climate is right for technology development such as SeaVax.

 

 

Party

Leader

Seats

Votes %

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Conservative Party

Theresa May

317

42.34%

 

Labour Party

Jeremy Corbyn

262

39.99%

 

Scottish National Party

Nicola Sturgeon

35

3.04%

 

Liberal Democrats

Tim Farron

12

7.37%

 

Democratic Unionist Party

Arlene Foster

10

0.91%

 

 

DISTRICT & BOROUGH COUNCILS

 

The Cleaner Ocean Foundation is at present located in East Sussex. East Sussex has five District and Borough Councils, each with a border on the coast, hence, potential launch sites for us. From west to east they are: 

 

Eastbourne Borough Council

Hastings Borough Council

Lewes District Council 

Rother District Council 

Wealden District Council

 

There is also East Sussex County Council as the overall provider of services to the 5 East Sussex districts.

 

As near neighbours and with councils now sharing facilities and working together, these area of Sussex are included in our general business development plan, an area where climate change is another issues that needs urgent attention. Where the coastline is a feature in every Council, Blue Growth is a food security issue, especially where this side of of our local economy is under-exploited.

 

 

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Electricity for homes, transport and industry

 

 

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