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Next Government must champion community energy

Ahead of a major green energy conference in Manchester, Friends of the Earth stated that the next Government must remove barriers to the development of the UK’s huge community renewable energy potential and make this sector a top priority. The environmental … Continue reading

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Compelling evidence for pesticide ban

According to Friends of the Earth, the scientific evidence linking neonicotinoid insecticides to bee decline is compelling. Their statement follows DEFRA Secretary Liz Truss telling the NFU conference in Birmingham that the Government had “told the EU Commission that decisions … Continue reading

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EU action on air pollution and waste under threat

Fears are growing that the EU may be on the verge of scrapping crucial plans to clean up our polluted air and cut waste. According to reports coming out of Brussels, some business organisations may be successful in lobbying the … Continue reading

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Primary Schools Compete To Win Solar Panels

Primary schools across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being offered a unique opportunity to win solar panels, crowd-funded by Friends of the Earth supporters.  The competition invites pupils to submit creative entries, such as artwork or film, demonstrating why they’d … Continue reading

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Government urges public to help bees, but must play its part too

Environment Minister Lord de Mauley today launched Defra’s Bees Needs at the Plant Life Conference, hosted by HRH the Prince of Wales. The idea is to encourage people to do their bit to help insects such as bees and butterflies, with five simple … Continue reading

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Green light for wind farm off Sussex coast

Commenting on the Government’s decision today (Wednesday 16 July 2014) to give the green light to the Rampion wind farm off the Sussex coast, Brenda Pollack, Friends of the Earth’s South East Campaigner said: “This is fantastic news. The Rampion … Continue reading

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Wind Power can cut energy costs for UK industry by more than a third

Many British businesses could reduce energy costs by up to 35% by building wind turbines alongside industrial sites to take advantage of wind power, say Friends of the Earth and green energy company Ecotricity. UK-based businesses, like British households, are facing rising energy costs due … Continue reading

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