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UK Government Invests £75bn in Off Shore Windfarms

Friday, January 8th, 2010

The UK government announced a £75bn programme today to build thousands of offshore wind turbines that will kickstart the next phase of renewable power generation in Britain.
The Crown Estate has today announced the successful bidders for each of the nine Round 3 offshore wind zones within UK waters which would generate at least 25GW of […]

UK e-car trials kick off with mass motor handover • Register Hardware

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

UK e-car trials kick off with mass motor handover • Register Hardware: “UK e-car trials kick off with mass motor handover
Minis in Oxford, Mitsubishis in Brum
By Alun Taylor • Get more from this author
14th December 2009 13:34 GMT
Leccy Tech Forty leccy Minis were yesterday handed to their owners – well, lessees, to be exact – […]

Sainsbury’s to slash their emissions as 15-year campaign bears fruit | Greenpeace UK

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Sainsbury’s to slash their emissions as 15-year campaign bears fruit | Greenpeace UK: “ainsbury’s to slash their emissions as 15-year campaign bears fruit
Posted by christian on 16 November 2009.
A major UK supermarket is going to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by almost a third by changing just one thing about the way they do business. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Entire cabinet signs up to 10:10 climate change campaign

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Gordon Brown and his senior ministers all committed to cutting their personal carbon emissions today as the entire cabinet signed up to the 10:10 climate change campaign.
The cabinet pledge came as the number of individuals who have signed up to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 10% in 2010 passed the 10,000 mark.


Can Geoengineering Turn Down the Global Thermostat

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

When the Royal Society do a report on something, they do it properly. Their latest, ‘Geoengineering the climate: Science Governance and Uncertainty’ – is the product of a year’s worth of work by some of the most prestigious scientists in the world.
And we should be grateful that they took the time, because based on a […]

Fake trees, algae tubes and white roofs

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Report from Institute of Mechanical Engineers calls for £10m to develop geo-engineering ideas that would be ‘an integral part’ of the solution to global warming
Artificial trees and tubes of algae on the sides of buildings could absorb most of the UK’s annual carbon dioxide emissions, according to a report from engineers that will be circulated […]

Digital Music Can Save the Planet

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

A new study conducted by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Stanford University confirms what we already assumed: downloading music cuts energy consumption and CO2 emissions compared to shopping at your local record store. Digitizing wins again.
The study found that buying digital music results in a 40 to 80 […]

Hand out £10,000 loans to make UK homes greener, say experts | Money | The Guardian

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Hand out £10,000 loans to make UK homes greener, say experts | Money | The Guardian: “”
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Homeowners will be able to borrow up to £10,000 to “green” their homes and pay the money back through their council tax bill, under radical proposals drawn up by a government advisory body.
The plans, published today in a […]

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