Last week Members of Parliament (MPs) debated the Government’s new Energy Bill. It should be a golden opportunity to develop clean energy and break the stranglehold of the Big Six energy companies on the UK power market. But the Coalition’s … Continue reading
Acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog was once a skeptic about climate change but through his Extreme Ice Survey, he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet.
Hidden behind the twelve presents are top tips for recycling in Greater Manchester. Open the presents and enter the competition with four chances to £50 vouchers.
Scientists do not disagree about human-caused global warming. It is the ruling paradigm of climate science, in the same way that plate tectonics is the ruling paradigm of geology. We know that continents move. We know that the earth is … Continue reading
Time is running out for the world to avoid catastrophic climate change, warns Friends of the Earth ahead of UN climate change talks in Doha next week.
With media reports suggesting that the coalition Government has failed to include a 2030 decarbonisation target in the Energy Bill, Friends of the Earth has shown that support from business and charities far outweighs the opposition. Friends of the Earth … Continue reading
The Government is undermining Britain’s commitment to renewable energy. It continues to subsidise power stations that burn trees. Instead it should be investing in clean, green, renewable energy like solar, wind and wave power.
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On Tuesday 13th November, Manchester Friends of the Earth would like to invite you to our monthly full group meeting. This will provide people with an opportunity to find out more about the group, what you can get from joining … Continue reading
Some of you may remember the famous Saatchi and Saatchi election poster designed for the Conservatives back in 1979, showing a long, snaking dole queue with the caption Labour Isn’t Working. Looking back on it, this campaign may seem controversial, … Continue reading
Earlier today, over 200 Friends of the Earth supporters joined together outside the Treasury to send a clear message to the Government: green is working. You too can send a message to George Osborne about the vital role that green … Continue reading
Volunteers from Manchester Friends of the Earth equipped with green hard hats, banners and a solar panel lined up with Paul Goggins MP at Wythenshawe Market today (Saturday 13 October) to tell the Government that green is working but it … Continue reading
The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) recently released the latest statistics on carbon dioxide emissions for each local authority area between 2005 and 2010.
Brilliant news. Friends of the Earth supporters have helped turn a corner on the campaign for Clean British Energy. First, Ed Miliband said he supports a target for clean electricity by 2030. Now the Liberal Democrats have voted in favour … Continue reading
On a lovely Mancunian Sunday afternoon, Manchester Friends of the Earth members joined with Ribble Estuary Against Fracking (REAF) and Residents Action on Fylde Fracking (RAFF) to lobby delegates, councillors and Shadow Ministers attending the Labour Party Conference in Manchester … Continue reading
Now that fracking operations threaten to spread across large parts of the North-West, we all need to be better informed about the issues at stake. In view of this, on Wednesday 12 September Manchester Friends of the Earth invited the … Continue reading
Shale gas is being promoted as a safe, clean energy source that can help the UK in the transition to a low carbon economy and is underpinning a likely new ‘dash for gas’. But there are serious environmental and human … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth wanted you to show us how inspired you are by renewable energy, so we ran a photo competition. We had a huge response and it was a tough decision for the judges.
Manchester FOE, Didsbury Film Club and The Co-operative Membership would like to invite you to a free screening of the film “Gasland”.
Carbon Co-op is launching a new Manchester-based programme to help owner occupiers improve the fabric of their homes, reducing utility bills and carbon emissions. To celebrate we’re staging a free tour of local eco-houses, all from a double-decker, red London … Continue reading