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Archive for September, 2009

Brighton & Hove aims to become UK’s most electric car-friendly city

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Brighton & Hove is launching a bid to become one of the UK’s most friendly cities for electric cars.
This week the city sees a major investment in electric car charging infrastructure, with the installation of four street-side charging stations and a further 16 completed by the end of 2010. The charging stations, which are vital […]

Renault Unveils Four E-car’s at Frankfurt Motor Show

Monday, September 28th, 2009

The line-up includes the Twizy Z.E. city runabout and the Zoe Z.E. small hatchback, both of which Renault described as “close to production concepts”.
Despite the “concept” coding, both cars will make it onto roads – according to Renault. But the launched versions may look and handle slightly differently.

Twizy is powered by a 15kW/70Nm (20bhp/52lb-ft) electric […]

Greens welcome move towards energy-efficient white goods

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Comet, the electrical goods retailer, is offering its customers a 20% discount if they trade-in old white goods appliances for a new model. The pilot scheme by Comet will run until the 14th of September. The UK has roughly 15 million fridges, freezers and washing machines that are over ten years old.
Darren Johnson, the Green […]

Green Party leader to head up influential animal welfare group

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Caroline Lucas has been named as the new President of the European Parliament’s cross-party Animal Welfare Intergroup.
The Green Party leader is well known for her longstanding efforts to achieve better protection for animals, having played a key role in the creation of legislation to ban the sale of cat and dog fur in the […]

Obama’s speech on climate is a disappointment

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Commenting on President Obama’s climate change speech today, Friends of the Earth’s senior international climate campaigner Asad Rehman said:
“Barack Obama’s speech was deeply disappointing – it was a huge missed opportunity which does nothing to break the logjam in international climate negotiations.
“The President clearly recognises the urgent need to slash emissions, but the US must […]

Humanist Society praises Green education policy

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

The British Humanist Society has congratulated the Green Party on its new Education Policy, recently adopted at the party’s conference in Hove.
Director of Education and Public Affairs for the BHS Andrew Copson said “the Green Party’s new faith schools policy represents a very positive step forward for those who care about a more inclusive state […]

Brown may attend Copenhagen talks

Monday, September 21st, 2009

News that “Gordon Brown has announced that he is prepared to go to Copenhagen to clinch a deal” has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth – but the campaign group urged the Prime Minister to take urgent action ahead of the UN climate summit to help secure a fair agreement.
Friends of the Earth’s Executive […]

Greens launch billboard campaign to run during Labour conference

Monday, September 21st, 2009

The campaign for the Greens to win Brighton Pavilion stepped up a gear this week, with 14 billboards going up around Brighton and Hove, timed to coincide with the Labour Party conference in Brighton.
The billboard campaign has been devised by the Green Party’s retained ad agency, glue London.
In the ads the Green Party’s slogan for […]

Video: Greenpeace blocks tar sands mining operation

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

On the eve of the Harper-Obama meeting in Washington D.C., climate and energy campaigner Mike Hudema explains why Greenpeace is locking down and blockading a giant dump truck and shovel at Shell’s massive Albian Sands open-pit mine in northern Alberta to send the message that the tar sands are a global climate crime that must […]

UK to build world’s largest wind turbines

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Commenting on news that the world’s biggest wind turbine blades will be made in Britain with Government backing, Friends of the Earth’s renewable energy campaigner Nick Rau said:
“It’s great news for Britain that the world’s biggest wind turbines will be made here. This is exactly the sort of development that the Government should be […]

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