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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 […]

Friends of the Earth: Committee on Climate Change reports on aviation

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Friends of the Earth: Committee on Climate Change reports on aviation: “”
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Commenting on today’s Committee on Climate Change report on how the Government’s target to constrain UK aviation emissions at 2005 levels by 2050 might be met, Friends of the Earth’s transport campaigner Richard Dyer said:
“Ministers have been influenced by misleading greenwash from the […]

John Healey: Removing red tape in move towards a low-carbon future – Corporate – Communities and Local Government

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

John Healey: Removing red tape in move towards a low-carbon future – Corporate – Communities and Local Government: “Removing red tape in move towards a low-carbon future
Published 17 November 2009
Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has today launched measures to cut carbon emissions by overhauling the planning system.
In proposals published today for consultation, homeowners, developers […]

12 policies to save the climate and our planet | Greenpeace UK

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

12 policies to save the climate and our planet | Greenpeace UK: “12 policies to save the climate and our planet
Posted by John Sauven on 11 October 2009.
With parliament coming back, a general election looming and the Copenhagen climate summit just weeks away, this is the time for rhetoric to stop and action to start. […]

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.
Sainsburys
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 […]

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 […]

How ethical are supermarket clothes? | Life and style | Guardian.co.uk

Monday, August 17th, 2009

How ethical are supermarket clothes? | Life and style | guardian.co.uk: “”
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Interesting article in the Guardian
Worth a read before you make that shopping trip…

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 […]

UK Farmers team up with Carbon Trust to develop new carbon footprinting guidelines

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Dairy UK, the trade group for the dairy industry, has today announced that it is to team up with the Carbon Trust to develop a new guide for measuring and reporting on the carbon footprint of dairy products.
The project, which could pave the way for carbon labels appearing on a bottle of milk or block […]

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