On Friday 25th October, Love Your Bike are inviting people commuting to work or education to join one of the Bike Friday cycle routes and ‘make a bright start to your day’.  With the clocks going back on Sunday … Continue reading
Commenting on Nick Clegg’s warning today that stripping green levies from energy bills would be an “own goal”, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: “Nick Clegg is right – it’s the rocketing price of gas that’s … Continue reading
The need to curb the rapid growth in industrial livestock systems has been a concern of Friends of the Earth for many years; not least for the harm it is doing to wildlife globally and the heavy pollution load. In … Continue reading
Commenting on David Cameron’s announcement today of a review of ‘green energy taxes’, Friends of the Earth’s Head of Campaigns Andrew Pendleton said: “With rocketing gas prices sending fuel bills soaring, the best way for the Prime Minister to protect … Continue reading
People & Planet have published a new report that exposes just how deeply the fossil fuel industry is financially interconnected with UK universities. Thanks to everyone who contributed data and case studies to the report over the summer! The report, … Continue reading
The House of Lords is set to challenge the Government over the decarbonisation of the UK’s power sector after prominent peers tabled a clean power amendment to the Energy Bill today [Tuesday 22 October 2013].
Commenting on the agreement today of a ‘strike price’ for the electricity generated by nuclear power, Friends of the Earth’s Policy and Campaigns Director Craig Bennett said: “With rocketing gas prices sending fuel bills soaring and fresh warnings over climate … Continue reading
Manchester Friends of the Earth has called on Salford Council to swear that it would not allow fracking operations in Barton Moss and across Salford. Local residents joined campaigners to demand that the council declare itself frack-free ahead of a … Continue reading
21 October, 2013. In response to the announcement of the Hinkley deal, Greenpeace UK Executive Director John Sauven said: “Hinkley C fails every test – economic, consumer, and environmental. It will lock a generation of consumers into higher energy bills, … Continue reading
I just read this incredibly moving letter. It’s from Alex and she sent it to her family this week, who wanted it to be shared widely. Fran, Greenpeace.
This week Anthony (below) along with Peter, Paul, Hernan, Anne, Mannes, Iain, David, Jonathan, Colin, Ruslan, Alexandre, Francesco, Cristian, Ana Paula, Ekaterina, Gizem, Camila, Sini, Tomasz, Marco, Phil, Faiza, Dima, Alexandra, Frank, Denis, Kieron, Roman and Andrey, were in court again. … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth staff, led by their very own mock Peers, continue the push for carbon targets ahead of the vital House of Lords vote on 28 October. Clad in flowing red robes rimmed with fake ermine fur, our … Continue reading
This week the Chief Executive (CEO) of Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) called for a review of the government’s green energy levies. A call quickly taken up by Dabid Cameron, the Prime Minister. This followed SSE’s announcement of an average … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth and Manchester Friends of the Earth are looking for an outstanding community activist to lead our campaign against fracking in Salford. From Lancashire to Balcombe, Friends of the Earth has been part of movements that have … Continue reading
Friends of the Earth supporter, Manchester Local Group member, and award-winning community campaigner Ali Abbas is passionate about finding a solution to our energy crisis. He wants the Government to introduce a ‘clean power target’ that would slash the carbon … Continue reading
It’s a shock to wake up on a Monday and find out you have been branded as ‘absolutely wicked’. Owen Paterson Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs yesterday suggested that us, along with a large portion of the buying … Continue reading
Love your Bike supporters are invited to take a spin (or three!) around Manchester on a Brompton fold-up bike for only £1.
Controversial shale gas and coal bed methane exploration has come to the UK and companies are applying for permission to test drill in Barton Moss (Salford) and Davyhulme (Trafford).
European politicians recognised the specific environmental, health and social impacts of fracking today, according to Friends of the Earth Europe. For the first time, and as a result of a vote in the European Parliament today, some of the dangers … Continue reading
In September 2012, JMP and Transport Initiatives, (JMP/TI) consultants were contracted by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) to undertake a study into the feasibility of introducing a public bicycle sharing (PBS) scheme into the Greater Manchester (GM) area. The final … Continue reading