A press statement I've just issued about Energy Saving Day
Residents in Edinburgh are being urged to participate in the UK’s first Energy Saving Day (E-Day) beginning on Wednesday the 27th of February at 6 pm and continuing until 6 pm on Thursday, the 28th February. E-Day is designed to emphasize potential energy saving measures that can be achieved during the course of a typical 24-hour day.
E-Day is an independent and non-political initiative founded and coordinated by Dr. Matt Prescott, scientist and climate change campaigner to highlight the impact of collective, nationwide energy-saving efforts.
Throughout the 24-hour period, residents are challenged to save as much energy as possible in the home, school or workplace by engaging in simple energy-saving techniques such as switching off lights not in use, leaving televisions on standby and mobile chargers left plugged in. The outcome of E-day will be assessed on the UK-wide scale by the National Grid to gauge the effects of millions of energy saving measures.
Mark Lazarowicz, Labour MP for Edinburgh North & Leith, said: "This is an opportunity for citizens of Edinburgh to take part in a UK wide effort to save energy. Taking part in E-day is something which everyone from individual consumer to big business can do."
For more information about E-day, visit http://www.e-day.org.uk/about.thtml
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Another late night here in the Commons, as we discuss the European Reform Treaty again! it's day 7 of the debate - I spoke in one of the debates last week, and hope to again soon. (Here's a video clip as well). The issue is very important - but it does tend to get dominated by the small group of anti-European obsessives who, as former Tory Chancellor (and strong pro-European) Kenneth Clarke pointed out last week, have been predicting doom and disaster every time there is a change to the European treaties - without any sign of that happening!
Posted by Mark Lazarowicz at 10:43 pm
Monday, February 11, 2008
Quite a lot of interest in the story in the Evening News last week about a constituent with a complaint about a newbuild house in Granton. I took it up in Parliament - and I´ve already been contacted by two separate sets of constituents which confirmed my suspicion this is a very widespread problem. I´ll be taking it up in various ways, and will report on progress here in my blog or on my main website.
Posted by Mark Lazarowicz at 12:28 pm