Climate

If Theresa May is serious about creating jobs and boosting the economy, she must embrace the clean energy revolution

Posted by Nina Schrank — 29 June 2017 at 12:00pm - Comments
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Pop quiz. Who do you think said this at conference on wind energy I went to recently?

“We believe that offshore wind… will be the energy backbone for northern Europe.”

If you’re guessing it was the CEO from one of the big wind energy companies then I’m afraid you’re wrong. Or how about a government minister from a country that’s heavily investing in wind power? Wrong again!

It was actually an executive from Shell. Sounds difficult to believe, right? But trust me. It’s 100% true. And it’s yet more proof that renewable energy is big business.

5 Worrying Facts About the DUP and The Environment

Posted by India Thorogood — 20 June 2017 at 12:28pm - Comments
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Despite ongoing national crises such as the Grenfell fire — and the fact that Brexit talks are due to begin this week — Theresa May is yet to form a strong and stable government. Lacking the necessary number of Conservative MPs, she will continue talks with Northern Irish party the DUP this week.

UK Election: Our voices are even more powerful now

Posted by John Sauven — 9 June 2017 at 12:50pm - Comments
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Greenpeace doesn’t play party politics but we don’t stay quiet when it comes to holding political (or corporate) leaders to account. Our number one priority is protecting our natural environment, the foundation of a healthy life for all. That means stopping plastic going into our oceans and killing marine life. It means ending air pollution impacting our children’s health. It means dealing with climate change by investing in clean, renewable energy. It means ending the destruction of rainforests and other important ecosystems that all life depends on for its survival.

6 things you can do about air pollution

Posted by Fran G — 7 June 2017 at 11:03am - Comments
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We’ve all heard the stats by now: Air pollution is terrible for our health and is linked to strokes, heart disease and diabetes in adults. Children are particularly at risk of lung diseases like asthma and more than 1,000 nurseries across the UK are close to roads with illegal levels of air pollution. Diesel cars emit 10 times more harmful fumes than trucks or buses.

Paris climate deal: Trump's decision leaves him isolated

Posted by Rosie Rogers — 2 June 2017 at 5:59pm - Comments
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Last night as I watched Donald Trump pull out of the Paris Accord I found myself in a mix of emotions. Anger, fear, worry and pity for the those who will feel the effects of Trump’s reckless decision. But, I am also hopeful.

5 reasons why Trump can’t tear up the Paris Agreement

Posted by Emily Buchanan — 12 May 2017 at 4:46pm - Comments

Since his inauguration in November last year, Donald Trump’s attack on the environment has been relentless.

People power puts mayoral candidates on the spot over fracking

Posted by Elisabeth Whitebread — 4 May 2017 at 1:58pm - Comments

After Theresa May shocked the country with a snap general election, election talk is dominating the news (at the disappointment of some). However, it's not just the general election on June 8th that will change the politics of the UK.

Breaking news: We’re blocking Cuadrilla’s fracking site

Posted by India Thorogood — 3 May 2017 at 8:32am - Comments
Campaigners Block Work at Fracking Site in Lancashire, UK
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Peaceful protest at Cuadrilla Fracking site

Most of Gill’s early mornings are spent travelling to her job as a costume designer from her home in Blackpool. But this morning was a little different. Today, Gill is one of twenty people going face to face with fracking firm Cuadrilla.

10 Things You Need to Know about SMMT’s 10 “Facts” about Diesel

Posted by Mel Evans — 19 April 2017 at 10:52am - Comments
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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is a car industry lobby group. Their members include most major car manufacturers and therefore, it is no surprise that the group has been at the forefront of bravely defending diesel recently.

7 reasons to Go Electric now

Posted by Fran G — 7 April 2017 at 11:19am - Comments
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What pops into your head if I suggested you buy an electric car? For most people, it conjures up a host of stereotypes.

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