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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.

Just 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, Founder and executive director. 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.

Jason Torrance. UK10’s clean air cities director, Jason has advised the government on active travel policy and has previously worked at Greenpeace, Sustrans and the Campaign for Better Transport.

Latest press releases

Tuesday 30 June

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

Monday 29 June

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

Monday 19 August 2019

10.5 million hospital patients at risk from toxic fumes

Monday 8 July 2019

Study shows 8 year olds could die 7 months early due to air pollution

Thursday 14 February 2019

City leaders representing 20 million people sign up to world’s most ambitious clean air plan

Monday 11 February 2019

New figures show nearly 18 million patients (1 in 3) are registered at GP surgeries with unsafe levels of pollution

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