The campaign to save the solar feed-in tariff is really starting to hot up. With support for solar energy slashed by more than half from Monday 12 December, the pressure has been mounting on the Government to reconsider its plans.
Businesses, councils and MPs across Greater Manchester are backing Friends of the Earth’s Final Demand campaign, calling on the Government to urgently rethink its proposal to slash support for solar energy.
On Tuesday 13th December, Manchester has the opportunity to demonstrate that when national governments fail to act, world-class cities can take the lead and develop the policy and lifestyle changes needed to meet the challenges of climate change. The Manchester … Continue reading
In Durban climate change summit (COP17) an agreement was signed that puts us in line for unstoppable climate change. But youth across the world united with a vision of the future, and Alex Lee was among young people in Brussels taking action Continue reading
On Friday 18 November, representatives from local community groups and businesses met Manchester Withington MP John Leech to ask him to back Friends of the Earth’s campaign for an urgent re-think of the Government’s proposal to slash support for solar … Continue reading
Manchester United are top of the league. Not the Premier League, as City fans will no doubt be quick to point out, but the Environment Agency’s CRC Performance League Table.
Representatives of local businesses, community groups and housing providers will meet John Leech MP on Friday 18 November to highlight the devastating impact that the Government’s proposal to slash support for solar energy is having in South Manchester.
Good news and new plans for Manchester: A Certain Future, reports Dave. Although it has had to rely almost entirely on voluntary resource until now, the city’s climate change action plan’s voluntary Steering Group (which is also recruiting new members) … Continue reading
The Big Six energy companies have a lot to answer for, writes Ali. Public anger has been growing as record prices, with average annual bills topping £1,300 for the first time, are matched by record profits, up from £15 per … Continue reading
Ten young people arrived from far-flung places across Europe to arrive in the small city of Luxembourg on Sunday 9th October on a mission, writes Alex. I had come from Manchester and stayed overnight in London. I met Adela from … Continue reading
The EU unexpectedly are set to debate a new 30% target in CO2 emissions on Tuesday 16th November – take action now and urge the UK to accept this new target! Continue reading
Manchester FoE gets the new campaign moving with a stunt at the Conservative conference. This year it was the turn of the Conservative Party to hold its annual conference at Manchester Central, so FoE decided it was time to bring … Continue reading
With concerns mounting over the environmental impacts of ‘fracking’ and shale gas exploration in the North West, Manchester Friends of the Earth are inviting people to a meeting to learn more about ‘fracking’ and shale gas exploration and what it … Continue reading
Shorter days and frosty nights – the British winter will soon be upon us, and if the mere thought of the coming icy months makes you shudder, then you’ll probably be turning up the heating faster than Usain Bolt running … Continue reading
On the first day of the Tory Party conference, Manchester Friends of the Earth members will be moonlighting as spoof street fundraisers intent on raising funds for beleaguered Energy companies who, despite record profits, persist in trying to convince UK … Continue reading
Very exciting news for Salford as UK Youth Climate Coalition have announced that they are holding their annual conference at Salford University. If you haven’t been involved in anything like this before, this is a great chance for young people … Continue reading
Local campaigners today praised a Manchester MP for standing up for people living in cold, badly insulated homes.
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) today released the latest statistics on carbon dioxide emissions from local authorities around the country.
Manchester’s action plan is growing up, with literature and a plan of campaign. As covered in the last newsletter (June 2011), one of the most important climate change campaign actions the group can take in Manchester is supporting and promoting … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth are gearing up for a hard-hitting new campaign on Energy. At Friends of the Earth, we are justly famous for our success at energy campaigning. The Big Ask led to the world’s first ever emissions targets … Continue reading