Climate Change and Energy

Our goal is to avoid the damage to the countryside by encouraging a reduction in overall consumption and being more efficient with what we use.


Environment Agency Prolonged Dry Weather update

CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough attended an online briefing for NGOs and local stakeholders, in which the Environment Agency (EA) addressed their concerns regarding the prolonged spell of dry weather affecting the East of England.  The EA’s East Anglia Area moved into Prolonged Dry Weather status on Monday, 18 July 2022.  In Cambridgeshire this particularly applies to the Old Bedford and Middle…


Sunnica Solar Energy Farm

In March, CPRE Cambridgeshire and Peterborough objected to Sunnica Ltd’s proposal to site a solar energy farm straddling East Cambridgeshire and West Suffolk (read our objection here).  This will have a particular impact on the villages of Kennett, Chippenham, Snailwell, Fordham and Burwell.  Broadly,…


The Problem with solar farms: factors that should be considered in determining applications

We are offering, for information, a booklet prepared by CPRE Hertfordshire and CPRE Essex with the support of other organisations, outlining some of the issues associated with solar farms.

Download the PDF here


Planning to fail: CPRE finds government failing to map route to net zero

Planning to fail: CPRE finds government failing to map route to net zero. Read more here


CPRE responds to the new ‘tentative’ government net-zero carbon strategy

A tractor drives through flood waters in Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire Jon Whitton via Flickr (CC BY NC-ND 2.0)

A tractor drives through flood waters in Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire