Protecting Our Local Environment

I am standing up for green issues in Parliament. I have coordinated a letter to the PM from over 100 MPs calling for reduced carbon emissions and am fighting plastic pollution on our beaches.

Campaigns

Support for our Environment

Simon has met Energy Ministers including Secretary of State Greg Clark (pictured in Guisborough) for talks about how local industry can work in partnership with the Government to deliver the first Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) operation in Britain.

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News

Cleveland's recovering wildlife

I paid an amazing visit to the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, whose volunteers are restoring our barn owl population across Cleveland. From just two breeding pairs of these magnificent birds a few years ago, we are now up to 35.

Supporting Ocean Revival 2020

I'm supporting former Royal Marine Joel, from Marton, who came to tell me about Ocean Revival 2020, an incredible challenge he's undertaking with three fellow Marines next year to row across the Atlantic, from the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to Tower Bridge in London - a journey that will take th

Fighting for Our Environment

I'm delighted to have been nominated for the award of Britain's "Greenest MP" by The Climate Coalition ahead of their #showthelove awards in March - wish me luck!

Protecting Our Climate

Working in Westminster, it's not every day you are joined by a supermodel, but it was a delight to be joined by Lily Cole as I hosted a reception to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Climate Change Act.

Teesside could lead the Hydrogen Energy Revolution

Yesterday I was invited to speak at the launch of a new report by Policy Exchange on how Hydrogen could be used as the clean fuel of the future.

As the report explains, Teesside offers one of the best opportunities for a successful hydrogen production hub.

Winning the Battle to Bring Green Jobs to Our Area

Carbon Capture and Storage is a green technology that has the potential to bring thousands of jobs to Teesside. The Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, and I are working flat out to make the case for the Government to help local industry to deliver it.

Great News for Saltburn Beach

I’m really proud to announce a big breakthrough for one of my campaigns today, which is the reduction of plastic waste on the beach at Saltburn. P D Ports, the operators of Teesport, have just become the FIRST port in the whole country to sign up to the British Plastics Federation “Operation Clea