Blog: Climate

London election: What do the candidates have to say about solar power?

Posted by Diana Vogtel — 15 April 2016 at 12:47pm - Comments
Caroline Pidgeon, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Zac Goldsmith
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From left to right: Caroline Pidgeon, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry, Zac Goldsmith

It has been two months since Greenpeace called on all mayoral candidates to set out clear plans to solarise London and commit to delivering a tenfold increase in solar power over the next 10 years. This target would see solar rolling out across an equivalent of nearly 200,000 rooftops across the capital by 2025.

And our survey says...Ban the bead!

Posted by Alice H — 14 April 2016 at 4:53pm - Comments
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Toothpaste with microbeads

Many people may not yet be aware of what microbeads are. But one thing is for sure, when they learn that they're found in everyday products like face scrubs and toothpastes, and that they end up in our oceans and threaten marine wildlife, there is one popular reaction…

Ban them.

It's time for David Cameron to stop hiding in the smog!

Posted by Aakash Naik — 1 April 2016 at 4:04pm - Comments
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We all need to get from A to B, to go to work, to take our children to school. But we shouldn't have to breathe toxic air in order to do so. The Government must develop an action plan to clean up our air, improve our journeys and save thousands of lives every year.


We desperately need a clean air action plan to save thousands of lives every year.
Here are five policy areas the government should focus on immediately.   

Indonesia: Is the world still looking away?

Posted by India Thorogood — 30 March 2016 at 11:40am - Comments
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‘Indonesia is burning - so why is the world looking away?’ Late last year those words shone a small spotlight on a massive climate crisis - now it looks like they could be depressingly relevant again.

Government U-turn: Osborne Drops Plan To Hike Up The Cost Of Solar Panels

Posted by Rebecca Newsom — 22 March 2016 at 11:18am - Comments
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On Wednesday last week, chancellor George Osborne unveiled plans to hike up the amount of VAT on solar panels from 5% to 20%. 

How green is your Budget?

Posted by Hannah Martin — 17 March 2016 at 1:06pm - Comments
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George Osborne presenting his Budget

Yesterday the Chancellor, George Osborne, unveiled his latest budget and Jeremy Corbyn took the Prime Minister to task on his clean energy policies during Prime Minister's Question Time.  Yesterday's budget revealed at a sugar tax, a new theatre in Merseyside, and more cuts but what did yesterday’s parliamentary business tell us about the environment?  

Why I believe the UK should stay in the EU

Posted by John Sauven — 7 March 2016 at 4:56pm - Comments
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They say you don't know what you've got until it's gone but in reality you do...You just didn't think you could lose it. We last had an EU referendum in 1975. The vote to stay in was overwhelming. There are dozens of reasons why we all know the UK should stay in the EU - here are my top 3.

London elections: 3 ideas for the next mayor

Posted by Rosie Rogers — 3 March 2016 at 11:16am - Comments
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In just over two months, Londoners will have voted for a new mayor to replace Boris Johnson. But have you wondered – what can the new mayor do to take on the big environmental issues facing the UK’s capital city?

We kicked out Shell, but there’s a new threat to the Arctic

Posted by Mads Flarup Chr... — 2 March 2016 at 12:05pm - Comments
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Together we kicked out Shell, 7 million people across the world stopped Shell’s expansion into the Arctic last year. Later in the year nations came together in Paris and signed a historical agreement for the climate. These events are clear signs that the world is entering into a new era, where fossil fuels are placed in a museum, making room for a sustainable future.

An open letter to the Heathrow 13 from Emma Thompson and Alastair McGowan

Posted by alice.hunter — 24 February 2016 at 10:48am - Comments
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Dear Heathrow 13,

As long-standing opponents of a third runway at Heathrow, we want to express our support and solidarity to you all.

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