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Archive for October, 2009

Climate change – £6.50 loaf will leave millions hungry in the UK

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

£6.50 for a loaf of bread, £7 for a box of cornflakes and £18 for a pint of beer –  these are the eye watering prices we could face in 2030 unless urgent action is taken to prevent dangerous climate change.
The figures were published today by Friends of the Earth, 40 days before vital […]

Homeowners in Scotland will be able to borrow up to £10,000 interest free in order to improve energy efficiency.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Homeowners in Scotland will be able to borrow up to £10,000 interest free in order to improve energy efficiency.
What a fantastic idea…
Available in England when ? ?
Posted via email from Daniel’s posterous

Suzuki unwraps Mini-like plug-in hybrid

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Suzuki has shown off its Swift plug-in hybrid at the Tokyo Motor Show.

The car is driven by a 54kW (72bhp) electric motor which draws its power from a lithium-ion battery squeezed into the centre console between the two front seats.
A full battery charge will propel the car roughly 20km (12.5 miles), Suzuki said, after which […]

Conservative leader’s eco-speech shows his true colours

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Conservative leader's eco-speech shows his true colours

via Green Party News by Green Party on 10/16/09

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has warned that David Cameron’s speech this morning showed the Conservative leader’s true colours – that despite his green rhetoric, he would put laisser-faire principles before any commitment to meeting climate change targets.
Commenting […]

You actually helped stop deforestation in the Amazon. Good work.

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Ever feel powerless? Worried that the problem is too big? Worried that you can’t have an impact?
(Timberland are a big shoe company who, after being told to sort out their supply chain by you lot, helped us put pressure on big cattle companies to stop their businesses destroying the Amazon rainforest. This guy is their […]

Consumers ‘dump old electrical goods rather than recycle them’

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The Guardian is reporting that:

"Old electrical items are being thrown out with household rubbish because many people don't know how to recycle them, a new survey reveals today"

The research by the consumer group also found almost three-quarters of those questioned admitted to hoarding products that were broken and in need of repair or simply no […]

Greenpeace volunteers occupy Parliament to save the climate

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Greenpeace volunteers occupy Parliament to save the climate

via Greenpeace UK RSS by jamie on 10/11/09

Update from the scene: 31 volunteers are still ocuppying the roof this morning, 24 came down last night and were arrested and all have been bailed to return.
Fifty-five Greenpeace volunteers scaled the walls of the Houses of Parliament and […]

Rail renationalisation is long overdue

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

The Green Party today welcomed the publication of an RMT-commissioned poll which shows 70% support for rail renationalisation. The party has long argued that the 1993 privatisation was botched, costly, and against the interests of the travelling public, and supports a return to public ownership.
Alan Francis, transport spokesperson for the Green Party, said:
“Rail privatisation has […]

New poll predicts first Green win in general election

Monday, October 5th, 2009

An in-depth poll of Britain’s marginal constituencies (1) today predicts that Green Party leader Caroline Lucas will take the Brighton Pavilion seat in the coming general election.

The poll predicts that the Conservatives will form the next government with a majority of 70 seats. Last year’s equivalent poll, however, predicted a Conservative majority of 146 – […]

Four degrees of warming ‘likely’

Monday, October 5th, 2009

The BBC is reporting that four degrees of warming ‘likely’ ! !
In a dramatic acceleration of forecasts for global warming, UK scientists say the global average temperature could rise by 4C (7.2F) as early as 2060.
The Met Office study used projections of fossil fuel use that reflect the trend seen over the last […]

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