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300,000 Plus People Ask For Hinkley Plans To Be Scrapped

Greenpeace will join forces with Stop Hinkley Campaigners at 11am on Thursday 15th September to hand in a petition at No.10 Downing Street. In advance of a possible Hinkley decision due sometime before the end of September, Stop Hinkley campaigners will join Greenpeace to hand in a petition with over 300,000...


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Plan And Laws Needed From Government To Protect British Wildlife

Catherine Weller, senior lawyer with environmental lawyers at ClientEarth has reacted to the worrying State of Nature report, which discovered one in ten species are threatened with extinction. She said: “The State of Nature report shows the stark reality when it comes to British wildlife. Many species are in...


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New Owners Of Electric Vehicles Invited To Join Electric Nation Community

Officially launched today at the UK’s leading low carbon vehicle event, LCV 2016 at Millbrook Proving Ground was The Electric Nation project. Electric Nation is trialling a smart charging solution between domestic charge points and the local electricity network to allow the numbers of electric vehicles (EVs) in the...


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WWF React To Water UK’s Report On The Need For Further Protection Against Droughts

Rose O’Neill , Freshwater Programme Manager at WWF-UK has reacted to today’s Water UK report demonstrating the need for increased protection against growing drought risk with the following statement: “In the future, pressure on our rivers and water supplies is only going to rise. We need to act now...


According To Marketline Global Energy Consumption Market Value Surpassed $9.1 trillion In 2015

According To Marketline Global Energy Consumption Market Value Surpassed $9.1 trillion In 2015

Asia-Pacific (APAC) is emerging as the largest regional market in the global energy consumption sector, accounting for over half of the $9.1 trillion global market, according to Marketline. The company’s report shows that China and the US form the two largest national energy consumption markets, valued at $2.7 trillion and...


ClientEarth Clarify Decision To Return To Court As Government In Disarray Over Air Quality

ClientEarth Clarify Decision To Return To Court As Government In Disarray Over Air Quality

The government have demonstrated that they are in disarray over air quality following their reaction to a Commons select committee report and environmental lawyers ClientEarth have set out their reasons for taking the UK government to court. The challenge is due to be heard at the High Court in...


House Of Commons Launches Social Saturdays

House Of Commons Launches Social Saturdays

Monday marked the launch of the UK’s third social Saturday, which takes place on 15th October 2016, by MPs in the House of Commons and some of the UK’s best-loved social enterprises. Speakers at the event on Monday (12th September) included Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, Chris White...


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Organic Will Be Everday Choice According To Soil Association

The Soil Association Certification has today shared their research commissioned to look at the organic consumer and has revealed growth the organic sector has again doubled (+5.6% according to Nielsen Scantrack 52 weeks to 13 August 2016) at the annual Organic September trade briefing. Armed with more detail about the...


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Campaigners Claim New Boundaries Will ‘Skew Our Democracy’

The Electoral Reform Society has stated that constituency boundaries should be drawn on the basis of population rather than an incomplete electoral register.  On the day that the Boundary Commission released its provisional proposals for redrawing constituencies, the ERS has found that both London and the South East are...


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Large NGOs Announce Reservations About International Climate Change Aviation Agreement

One month to go until 191 countries decide on the future of aviation carbon pollution, the International Coalition on Sustainable Aviation (ICSA) – which is the only official civil society observer of the UN’s international aviation proceedings  – has expressed strong concerns about the state of the proposed agreement. They will convene...


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Friends Of The Earth Claim Government “Refusing To Take Bold Action” On Air Pollution

Jenny Bates, Friends of the Earth air pollution campaigner, has responded to the government’s response today on the action they are taking on air quality. She said: “Despite the mounting evidence of the dangers people face having to breathe our illegally dirty air, the government is refusing to take the bold...


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Quality First Campaign Launched By The Recycling Association

A campaign has been launched that pans to improve the quality of material produced by the UK recycling industry. The Recycling Association has developed the Quality First campaign to raise awareness of the need for the UK to improve the quality of its recyclate or face the possibility of declining...


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Around The World Faith Communities Join In Prayer For Pacific Islanders

Communities that are faith-based from the Pacific region and from around the world have organised prayers for Pacific Islanders whose homes have been terribly affected by climate change. More than one hundred events took place over the past two weeks as part of the #PrayForOurPacific campaign. Small island countries in the...


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Cuts To ARENA Funding Is Proof Of Ideological War On Renewables By Coalition

Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will lose $500million in funding which is more evidence of the unrelenting ideological war on renewables created by the Coalition. “ARENA is a critical engine for innovation, for the transformation of our energy system and for the places across Australia that benefit from the projects they fund,”...


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More Action Needed On Scottish Climate Targets UK Watchdog Claims

The Scottish Government has again been warned by an independent UK watchdog that more action is desperately needed in key sectors to meet the targets set out in the Scottish Climate Change Act. Following the publication of the UK Committee on Climate Change (UKCCC) latest assessment on the progress that...