Archive for the ‘Friends of the Earth’ Category
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009
Commenting on a report published today by the Royal Society, looking into the feasibility and potential dangers of tackling climate change with geoengineering, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Climate Change Mike Childs said:
“Geoengineering is no silver bullet – it won’t solve climate change. The different options will take time to develop, risks need to […]
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Friends of the Earth launched an innovative flash website for its Get Serious About CO2 campaign today, demanding councils play their part in tackling climate change by reducing local emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2020.
Designed by CHI & Partners, the environmental campaign group’s new Get Serious About CO2 website – gives […]
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Commenting on reports about next week’s Government strategies for tackling climate change, Friends of the Earth’s Campaigns Director Mike Childs said:
“The cost of tackling climate change will be dwarfed by the financial and human consequences of failing to act.
“Creating a safer future by cutting energy waste and developing the UK’s vast renewable energy potential can […]
Friday, June 19th, 2009
Reacting to today’s UK Climate Projections 2009, Friends of the Earth’s Executive Director, Andy Atkins said:
“This extremely valuable report is an important wake-up call on the need for urgent action to slash emissions.
“Climate change will have a major impact on the UK – and this will be devastating if the world fails to move […]
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 […]