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Letter: Why don’t you know enough about fracking? (Why did Trafford Council duck the issue?)

See below for the text of a letter published in the Manchester Evening News on Friday 18th July following the Trafford Council meeting where the Conservative Group blocked the discussion of motion on fracking (the full text of the motion … Continue reading

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Food. It’s on the table.

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a secretive bilateral trade agreement currently being negotiated between the EU and US, is being billed as a panacea to Europe’s economic woes. However, there is very little evidence available to corroborate these lofty … Continue reading



	
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Blind carbon burning

The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC) new research confirms that burning trees for electricity can be bad news for the climate, but will they amend their energy policy now?



	
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Search for N-waste site highlights need for clean renewables

Commenting on Government plans to try and find a long-term site to store nuclear waste, Friends of the Earth’s Director of Policy and Campaigns, Craig Bennett said: “Nearly 60 years after the UK’s first nuclear power station was switched on, … Continue reading

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MPs’ call to end throwaway society welcomed

Responding to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Circular Economy report published today (Thursday 24 July 2014), Friends of the Earth Resource Use Campaigner Julian Kirby said: “Thanks to greedy companies and short-sighted 1970’s economists we live in a throwaway society we … Continue reading

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Government must urgently rethink its bioenergy strategy

Commenting on the biomass carbon calculator tool, unveiled today (Thursday 24 July 2014) by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), which calculates the carbon impacts of burning trees for energy, Friends of the Earth’s bioenergy campaigner Kenneth Richter … Continue reading

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West Sussex shale drilling application rejected

Commenting on West Sussex County Council turning down Celtique Energie’s application to test drill for shale oil near the picturesque village of Wisborough Green today (Tuesday 22 July 2014), Brenda Pollack, South East Campaigner at Friends of the Earth said:   … Continue reading

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Govt fuel poverty strategy is too little too late

Responding to the release of the Government’s fuel poverty strategy consultation today (Wednesday 22 July 2014), Friends of the Earth Fuel Poverty Campaigner Sophie Neuburg, said: Once again the Government is failing those struggling to pay their fuel bills – … Continue reading

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