Media

UK100 is the only network for UK local authorities focused solely on climate and clean energy policy. We can provide comment and spokespeople with expertise and media experience.

Get in touch via media@uk100.org or call on 07830 195812.

Our network

We work with local leaders delivering real change. If you’re looking for comment from those leading the transition to a low-carbon future, you’re in the right place.
 

Our spokespeople
 

Polly Billington

Polly Billington, Director of UK100. Former Special Adviser in the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Polly sits on the Advisory Board for the “Prospering from the Energy Revolution” programme of Innovate UK, the “Investing in a Just Transition UK” Advisory Committee (led by LSE and Leeds University), and is co-chair of the Place-based Climate Action Network (PCAN). She used to work as Head of Communications and Campaigns at Citizens Advice and is a former broadcast journalist.

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Jason Torrance


Jason has 25 years’ experience of leading teams, directing evidence-based public policy initiatives, creating influential programmes and delivering strategic impact, specialising in transport and the environment. Jason’s key skills lie in collaboration, communication and strategy development and implementation to marry up politics, policy, media, culture and commercial opportunities in order to achieve impact. Before starting at UK100 in 2018, Jason previously worked at Sustrans, Campaign for Better Transport, Greenpeace and the Department for Transport.

 

 

Latest press releases

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Guardian exclusive: UK mayors urge Boris Johnson to commit to tougher air pollution targets: Press release | Guardian piece

Thursday 10 December 2020

Regional leaders commit to reaching Net Zero at least five years earlier than central government

Tuesday 30 June 2020

Business and local leaders call for Net Zero Development Bank to unlock £100bn including £40bn to meet energy efficiency manifesto promise

Monday 29 June 2020

Call for Green New Deal as 1 in 10 jobs (2 million) needs reskilling as part of green recovery

Wednesday 24 June 2020

Rural areas demand support to tackle climate change

Monday 18 November 2019

Primary school children could die up to 6 months early due to lifetime exposure to air pollution.

Wednesday 23 October 2019

International Clean Air Summit

Political and business leaders join forces to agree world-leading action for tackling air pollution

Monday 21 October 2019

High Air Pollution Days.

Monday 30 September 2019

Siemens announces partnership with local government leaders

Thursday 5 September 2019

Only 40 schools ban cars in streets around schools despite long-term damage to young lungs

Monday 2 September 2019

Leaders of biggest cities call for funding for Clean Air Zones to tackle pollution, and boost the economy