Here is our weekly round up of what’s been in the news that is relevant to our campaigns:
Save the last orangutan refuge http://bit.ly/Hyu2yQ via
@foeeurope: Hilarious spoof video @ActionAidUK: DriveAid: feed the cars not the people! http://bit.ly/driveaidvideo #biofuel – love it!
@wwwfoecouk: Blog: Worried about disappearing bees? Get busy with us.: Launch of campaign just 2 weeks awayhttp://goo.gl/fb/w55iI
@vickihird: Friends of the Earth: Tell the Government to pull its socks up for planet friendly farminghttp://bit.ly/HsaCLY @wwwfoecouk
#rhinos are being hunted to extinction—and the #EU can save them. Sign the urgent @Avaaz petition:http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_rhinos/?wIExnbb
Does anyone else think GIANT badgers is a bit of an exaggeration here? http://bit.ly/GSzQT7 – big holes, yes, but the badgers?
Energy & Climate Change
Coventry-based E.ON shelves plans to build nuclear power plants: http://bit.ly/H2LQEp “Game over for nuclear” says Chris Crean.
@guardianeco: Nuclear giants RWE and E.ON drop plans to build new UK reactors http://gu.com/p/36ge2/tf
The nuclear stations shelved today would have taken 10yrs to build for 6GW of capacity In contrast, Germany installed 7.5GW of solar in 2011
@guardianeco: Nuclear and gas blow outs show where the dumb money is | Damian Carringtonhttp://gu.com/p/36h7g/tf
@wwwfoecouk: Blog: Full steam ahead for oil and gas: More money for old technology: we’ve been here beforehttp://goo.gl/fb/xASwY
@Juliaslay: Great climate infographic http://bit.ly/H0qKdE
@carbonbrief: UK emissions are down seven per cent – but DECC is missing something big – blog – http://ow.ly/9YnCr
Balsall Heath Church Centre and its Pioneering Solar Panels Impress: http://bit.ly/HswZSM
@wwwfoecouk: Safety fears grow over North Sea #gas leak – need to switch to safe clean #energy from wind, sea & sun http://bit.ly/GVzSKT
@wwwfoecouk: Tens of thousands call for public inquiry into #BigSix energy companies: Your Final Demand…http://goo.gl/fb/Wt9gP
New article on our website: “Is the
#NPPF really a Sustainable Planning Policy Framework?” http://bit.ly/HpCXmX
“Redeveloped street layouts are a hazard for the blind”: http://bit.ly/Hp0jMY – Surely, this can be overcome? Lots of experience already.
@sustrans: Although some positive guidance in the document, #NPPF could lead to an increased reliance on the car.http://bit.ly/HaLkTh
@AndrewLainton: ‘definition’ of SD says nothing about environmental limits, ecosystem services or CO2 emissions – not sustainable #NPPF
Court issues warning over planning rules shake-up as new system is set to given the green light: http://bit.ly/H7lhB6
Developers to Ignore City for Greenbelt? http://bit.ly/GUrLUF
@CPRE: CPRE set out Six key questions hanging over the final #NPPF http://bit.ly/H68GJY
@BikeFoundry: The @toptubemap is here! Come get one from our shop, it’s really cool! http://bit.ly/H3BpUu
@GetActiveTravel: Want to volunteer to help people walk and cycle more often? Find out more athttps://champions.sustrans.org.uk/
@jossgarman: Very good post on @leftfootfwd by the legendary John Stewart @HACAN1 on the possible #Heathrowu-turn http://bit.ly/GTMNAj
@birminghammail: Special report: Crackdown on illegal parking outside Birmingham schools http://bit.ly/GSEEHy – About time! Other places?
Why Heathrow does not need to be expanded & the UK does not need a new hub airport. http://www.airportwatch.org.uk/?p=1626 Wise & sensible comment from GACC
Nominate a local project to receive funding from
@Good_Energy for renewable heat projects: http://bit.ly/HrFoJE
Don’t wrap our Olympics in Dow’s shame. Justice for Bhopal. http://chn.ge/dowbhopal
If you’re in Birmingham join
@UnlockDemocracy for a talk with Mark Harper MP to help open up lobbyinghttp://bit.ly/lobby-birm #lobbyingbrum
Building the Manifesto for the City of the Future – report of last week: http://bit.ly/HdQtJj
#brumcotf @powellds @juliaslay @oliverbettis
Shaz Rahman (
@ShazRahman30) shares his thoughts on the City of the Future event on our blog: http://bit.ly/H8HT21
@loafonline: Sarehole Community Bakery??? http://bit.ly/GQIKqr – Yes please!
‘Chancellor’s priorities are not with the environment’ |
@powellds reaction to #Budget2012 here: http://yhoo.it/H52W4q