Posts Tagged ‘friends of the earth’

Govt should invest in green energy solutions, not nuclear white elephant, says Friends of the Earth

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Friends of the earth: Invest in green energy not a nuclear power white elephant


Bees: Friends of the Earth mounts legal challenge over govt pesticide decision

Monday, August 24th, 2015

A Government decision to allow farmers to use ‘banned’ bee-harming pesticides in England, is being challenged at the High Court by Friends of the Earth. (more…)

Schools top of the class for bees – Great British Bee Count 2015 results

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

School grounds and gardens proved to be the most bee-friendly habitats for spotting bees during the Great British Bee Count 2015 (more…)

Natural England to discuss fate of Devon beavers – Friends of the Earth reaction

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

UPDATE 28th January 2015: Beavers living in the River Otter will be allowed to remain in the wild after they have been tested for disease, following a historic decision by Natural England to issue a licence to ‘re-introduce’ the under-threat animals. (more…)

Friends of the earth and unions question fracking jobs claims

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Doubts over fracking jobs claims as new report says 24,000 jobs in clean energy for North West

A new report from Friends of the Earth, supported by PCS Union and North West trades councils, shows that industry claims about job creation from fracking are overstated (more…)

Don't scrap EU action plan on natural resources, say retailers and manufacturers

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Some of the UK’s biggest businesses and trade groups – including Unilever, IKEA, Kingfisher, M&S and EEF, the Manufacturers’ Organisation – have put intense pressure on the European Commission [EC] not to scrap crucial plans to use natural resources far more efficiently today. (more…)

Chancellor puts polluters ahead of health, homes and quality of life says Friends of the earth

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Once again the Chancellor George Osborne has put polluters ahead of people, Friends of the Earth said today in reaction to the Autumn Statement. (more…)

Bee action plan welcomed but government must get tougher on pesticides says Friends of the Earth

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Updated 7th November 2014 – The National Pollinator Strategy published today [Tuesday 4 November 2014] is a major step towards protecting the nation’s bees, said Friends of the Earth, which led the campaign for a bee action plan. (more…)

Nation Needs Affordable Homes – And They Must Be Green, Says Friends Of The Earth

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The supply of affordable homes must be increased to help tackle the housing crisis, but they must be built to high environmental standards and situated in the ‘right place’, Friends of the Earth said today, ahead of publication of a Labour-commissioned housing review (more…)

South Downs Shale Drilling Decision Due Thursday – Friends of the Earth Reaction

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

A decision on whether to allow a company to go ahead with controversial plans to explore for oil in a national park in southern England will be made later today (Thursday 11 September 2014). (more…)

Primary Schools to Compete to Win Solar Panels

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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. (more…)

Andrew Lansley Tops First Annual Solar League Table

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Andrew Lansley tops the first annual Solar League Table, but all MPs must try harder says Friends of the Earth

Andrew Lansley is top of the class, Justine Greening is bottom, and the Energy and Climate Secretary Ed Davey is a disappointing ‘must try harder’ in a new, annual league table of MPs and solar power, Friends of the Earth can reveal today (more…)

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