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Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm officially opens

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Commenting on the official opening today of Europe’s biggest onshore wind farm – Whitelee Wind Farm in East Renfrewshire, Scotland – Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director Andy Atkins said:
“Whitelee Wind Farm is an exciting step towards a greener future – it will slash carbon emissions and generate enough clean, safe power for over 180,000 […]

Greenpeace – Action you can take now

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Actions you can take now

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Blue Whales Returning to Pre-Whaling Feeding Grounds

Monday, May 18th, 2009

The first known migration of blue whales from the coast of California to the Gulf of Alaska and areas off the coast of British Columbia since 1965 has been documented by scientists, suggesting that historical migration patterns are being established by these amazing marine mammals.

Great news…

World’s biggest offshore wind farm to be built off Kent coast

Monday, May 18th, 2009

World’s biggest offshore wind farm to be built off Kent coast

Smart Energy Meters in Every UK Home

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Every home in the UK must be fitted with a “smart meter” by 2020 to reduce energy use and pave the way for a low-carbon “smart grid”, under plans unveiled by the UK government.

The government estimates putting smart meters in the country’s 26m homes could save customers and energy companies £2.5bn-£3.6bn over the next 20 […]

“It’s the economy, stupid”

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Today the Green Party launches its European election manifesto titled: “It’s the economy, stupid.”
The manifesto promises to rapidly create a million jobs through a Green New Deal. It stresses the need to make Britain’s economy work differently in order to protect and improve public services, to create a fairer society and to tackle the climate […]

The Green Party to create One Million Jobs

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Ahead of its manifesto launch later this week, the Green Party today revealed one of its key policies – a Green recovery package that would create a million jobs.
“Put the economy on a war footing NOW”
To deliver these jobs urgently (2), the UK economy must be put on something like a war footing, […]

Belgian Vegetarians…..

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

The Belgian city of Ghent is about to become the first in the world to go vegetarian at least once a week.
Also see Do The Green Thing

Richard Briers joins Airplot

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Help stop the new Heathrow Runway

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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