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Investment Sought From Individuals for £5m Community Energy Project Near Stratford-upon-Avon

Investment is being sought from members of the public for a £5million community energy project near Stratford-upon-Avon that will offer 5% gross returns for investors, while providing a long term funding stream for local charity groups. Stratford Community Energy is coordinating the project, which has seen a large solar...


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Ineos Reopens Plant to use Fracked Gas – FOES Reacton

Reacting to the news that Inoes will used fracked gas from the US at a reopened plant at Grangemouth, Dr Richard Dixon, Director of Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: “Fracking has been stopped here because of its impact on local communities and climate change, but Ineos are imposing...


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Green Investment Bank will Help Stirling Council Save £31m

The UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) has provided a Green Loan to help Stirling Council save £31m over the next 30 years by installing energy saving streetlights. Stirling Council is borrowing £9.87m from GIB and will install light-emitting diodes (LEDs) instead of traditional sodium lightbulbs in12,000 streetlights over...


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Aldi UK Pesticide Review to Protect Pollinators Welcomed by Friends of the Earth

Aldi UK’s decision to review its pesticide policy, including the use of neonicotinoids, has been warmly welcomed by Friends of the Earth. The review is due to be completed later this year. In a letter to Friends of the Earth, Aldi UK says: “The aim of this review is...


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Preparing a New Global Industry in the UK

Twice a day, every day, the Atlantic Ocean surges up on to the UK’s continental shelf and on to our coastline. This creates one of the highest tidal ranges in the world; an untapped energy source with huge potential. Harvesting the natural power of our tidal ranges here in...


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Longannet – Beginning of the End for Fossil Fuels

Longannet power station in Fife will burn its last lump of coal, ending over 45 years of producing electricity at Europe’s third largest coal-fired power station.  Friends of the Earth Scotland declared that this marks the beginning of the end for fossil fuels in Scotland. Dr Richard Dixon, Director...


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Asian Coal Boom: Climate Threat or Mirage?

Reports of a ‘coal boom’ in Asian Tiger economies are wide of the mark, report concludes Claims that Asia is on the verge of a huge expansion in coal burning for electricity generation are incorrect, says a new report. The report, Asia’s Tigers: Reconciling coal, climate and energy demand, argues...


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Citizen Science App to Track UK Allergy Sufferers

British allergy sufferers are to turn citizen scientists in a bid to decode the poorly understood world of seasonal allergies thanks to a free new app. The app – called #BritainBreathing – a collaboration between the Royal Society of Biology, the British Society for Immunology, and The University of...


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Friends of the Earth Trustees Say Carry on Campaigning on the EU

Friends of the Earth Trust will continue to campaign in favour of the UK remaining in the EU, the charity’s Trustees confirmed today. The announcement follows the welcome publication today of clarified and updated guidance by the Charity Commission, following strong criticisms by lawyers and charities on their earlier...


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Low Carbon Champions Awards 2016 Call for Nominations to Open Shortly

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) will formally open its call for nominations to the 2016 Low Carbon Champions Awards in the week beginning 11 April. The Champions Awards celebrate organisations that have made a real difference in the area of low carbon road transport. There are seven Award...


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Scottish Stations Benefit from £20,000 of Funding to Keep Scotland Beautiful

More than £20,000 of funding has been awarded to five Scottish volunteer groups to help them improve green spaces at five ScotRail stations across the country. The funding which was announced yesterday 22 March, will help communities improve outside areas at the stations and ensure that they are a...


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Youth Environment Panel will ‘Reroute’ Young People’s Attitudes to Nature

  Young Scot and Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) have joined forces to establish a bold, new National Youth Advisory Group named ReRoute.  Made up of 14 young volunteers aged 13-23, the group will gather insights and ideas on biodiversity. They will be involved in actively engaging other young people...


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Voting Cigarette Ballot Bins Go Global by Popular Demand

The innovative voting ashtray designed to address the issue of cigarette butt litter in the UK, by leading UK behavior change charity Hubbub, has gone global as councils, governments, and brands around the world, are making orders for Ballot Bin. Littering cost the tax-payer as much as £850 million...


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Global Cleantech Summit opens with launch of ‘Accelerator 100’ project to support China’s Five-Year Plan

The Global Cleantech Summit in Beijing, China, hosted by The Climate Group, opened today with the launch of the ‘Accelerator 100′ project. Over 300 financial institutions, policymakers and leading clean technology firms from China, Europe, North America and beyond have gathered for the two day Summit aimed at driving...


Save Water, Every drops counts is theme fixed on the occasion of World Water Day -2010 by ministry of Water Resources,Governmnet of India. World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
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On UN Water Day, 783 Million Still Lack Clean Water

On UN’s World Water Day, clean tech company Watly were preparing to open an Indiegogo campaign to fund their award-winning solar technology. The Watly 3.0 thermodynamic computer uses solar energy to sanitise over 5000 litres of water a day, as well as generating electricity and connectivity. The development of...