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Greens launch new film in target constituency

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

A new short film explaining why the Greens can win this year’s parliamentary election in Norwich South has been released on the internet. The Norwich South seat will be contested by the Green Party’s deputy leader, Adrian Ramsay.
The film uses animation and graphics, plus a short direct message from the candidate, Adrian Ramsay, who is […]

Sun, wind and wave-powered: Europe unites to build renewable energy ’supergrid’

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

• North Sea countries plan vast clean energy project
• €30bn scheme could offer weather-proof supply
It would connect turbines off the wind-lashed north coast of Scotland with Germany’s vast arrays of solar panels, and join the power of waves crashing on to the Belgian and Danish coasts with the hydro-electric dams nestled in Norway’s fjords: Europe’s […]

Full text of Prince Charles’s speech to the Copenhagen climate conference

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Prime minister, secretary-general, ministers, ladies and gentlemen:
I am most grateful for your kind invitation to address this crucially important international gathering.
We live in times of great consequence and, therefore, of great opportunity.
With issues of such magnitude, it is easy to focus solely on the challenges, the worst-case scenarios, the what-ifs of failure.
But take a moment […]

Banksy sees red over climate change

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

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Banksy sees red over climate change

Street artist Banksy spray-paints message in red capitals on wall beside Regent’s canal in north London
It may be scant compensation to disgruntled climate change activists, but the failure to agree a legally binding treaty in Copenhagen has apparently provided inspiration for the latest work by […]

Darling unveils £400 incentive for a greener boiler

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

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Darling unveils £400 incentive for a greener boiler

Chancellor’s ‘boiler scrappage scheme’ surprised the industry
Householders can expect to be inundated with discount offers to replace their old gas boiler over the next few weeks, after the chancellor announced a £400 “scrappage” scheme to help consumers upgrade to a new model.
Within hours […]

Greens want safe renewable power, not new nuclear plants

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Greens want safe renewable power, not new nuclear plants

via Green Party News by Green Party on 11/9/09

In reponse to Ed Miliband’s announcement of ten proposed new nuclear power stations, Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party, said:
"Bypassing the planning system in this way — through the National Infrastructure Commission — is bad news for democracy […]

Restrictive laws wall off hemp bricks

Friday, November 6th, 2009

I never knew hemp was so useful…

Restrictive laws wall off hemp bricks

via Super Eco News Feed by Lisa Poisso on 11/5/09

Assess for us, if you would, the qualities of this sustainable construction material:

Bio-negative manufacturing (more carbon dioxide is locked up in the process of growing and harvesting the component materials than is released during […]

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 ? ?
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Posted via email from Daniel’s posterous

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 […]

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 […]




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