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Biomass plant gets go-ahead but will not use waste heat


2nd October, 2009

Campaigners have criticised the Environment Agency for not requiring a new wood-chip power plant in South Wales to reuse its waste heat more...
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James Hansen arrested during anti-coal demonstration


24th June, 2009

Scientists are leading the charge against political foot-dragging on climate change, with James Hansen arrested for protesting against coal mining and Kevin Anderson warning the UK Government its emissions levels are 'dangerously optimistic' more...
Book Face on your plate

Can you read this and not become a vegan?

Sophie Morris

19th June, 2009

Jeffrey Masson's powerful new book, The Face On Your Plate reveals the truth about food. Be it for health, environmental or animal welfare reasons, the less animal products we consume, the better. more...
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Britain to build world's biggest biomass plant


22nd November, 2007

The Government has given the go-ahead for the biggest biomass plant in the world to be built on the South coast of Wales. more...

Power On - Energy from Waste

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Each year, UK livestock produce some 60 million tonnes of collectable faeces. If left to run into water-courses or even spread on fields, this waste can lead to the same problems associated with excessive fertiliser use – algal blooms and aquatic life starved of oxygen. more...

Wood fuel for thought

Adam Nicolson

23rd August, 2007

Today's energy policies are concerned overwhelmingly with generating electricity. But 84 per cent of the energy we use at home is to heat our rooms and hot water. What if that energy could come from a source which is not only renewable, but is cheap, readily available, and even improves the environment it is extracted from? Adam Nicolson reports on the growing potential for wood fuel in Kent more...

Less waste, more speed

Jeremy Smith & Jon Hughes

29th March, 2007

Growing crops to solve the planet’s energy needs doesn’t work. Recycling the energy in our waste just might have a significant part to play. By Jeremy Smith & Jon Hughes more...

Renewable energy: Micro-hydro, Biomass, Solar Water Panel

Jeremy Smith

1st June, 2004

Unlike large dams, now widely acknowledged to be unsustainable and ineffective, micro-hydro involves the use of small mills and dams to provide clean energy and an alternative source of income for rural communities. more...

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