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The Ecologist April 1980 issue

The Ecologist April 1980: Nuclear power – the grand illusion

Peter Bunyard

April/May 1980

The questions over nuclear power are still the same today as they were 30 years ago... more...
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Brazil to build world's third largest dam in Amazon

Ecologist

2nd February, 2010

Environmental groups say the Belo Monte dam project would devastate a large area of the Amazon rainforest and threaten the survival of indigenous peoples more...
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UK to pay public for generating green energy - but will it be enough?

Ecologist

1st February, 2010

Campaign groups believe the payments will be too low to encourage significant numbers of people to install small scale renewable energy in their homes and communities more...
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Europe unites to build renewable energy 'supergrid'

Alok Jha

4th January, 2010

Europe's first electricity grid dedicated to renewable power will become a political reality this month, as nine countries formally draw up plans to link their clean energy projects around the North Sea more...
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Local libraries lending out free energy monitors

Ecologist

11th December, 2009

Public can borrow electricity monitors for up to 3 weeks in schemes under way throughout the UK more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Feed-in tariffs in danger of being watered down

Ecologist

30th November, 2009

Campaigners say the Government is underestimating the potential of small-scale renewable electricity generation in the UK more...
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10 approaches to tackling over-consumption

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

'There is enough for everyone’s need, but not for everyone’s greed,’ said Gandhi – but how much does each of us need? more...
'The Dawn Commute' by Jonathon LittleJohn

Campaigning for cheaper solar power

Stephanie Wallis

29th July, 2009

Feed-in Tariffs for renewables are what the UK needs to make home-grown energy more attractive. We look at what the 'We Support Solar' coalition is doing to bring about a change, and take a look at the group's new photography competition...
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CASE STUDY: installing green roofs

Matilda Lee

29th January, 2009

Can there be wildlife in our urban jungles? Matilda Lee meets a man campaigning to let nature live on city rooftops more...
A cow having a pee

The power of wee: urine could be green energy

Ecologist

16th September

Urine could be used to generate electricity and as a free alternative to mineral fertilisers more...

First island power grid being used in Wales

Ecologist

9th September, 2009

Renewable energy created on-site can now be used instead of being exported to the national grid more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

UK urged to triple nuclear power

Ecologist

5th August, 2009

Former Minister's call to triple the contribution of nuclear power in UK dismissed as scare tactics more...

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Ecotricity is an independent renewable electricity supplier that has been supplying green electricity to homes and businesses since 1996.



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Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
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Visionaries: Carolyn Steel

Ecologist

1st April 2009

In many ways, Carolyn Steel was born to be an architect: as a child she used to dream of buildings.

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Government pledges smart meters for all by 2020

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

As the Government commits to a high-tech revolution in the home - meters that can be read remotely and may help alter energy habits - questions are raised about data security... and whether any of us will be interested more...
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Visionaries: Duane Elgin

Ecologist

1st April 2009

Duane Elgin is a self-described ‘evolutionary activist’ who, since the 1960s, has explored the practical and philosophical meaning of simplicity. more...
In the News

New green electricity projects to be trialed in the UK

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

The problem with renewable energy is not that there isn’t enough, it’s how to bring that power to where it’s needed, when it’s needed. more...
In the News

France's electricity grid operator fined for harm to livestock

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

RTE, France's electricity grid operator, pays out to farmers for harming their livestock.

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Sustainable transport - a green roadmap?

Hank Dittmar

1st June, 2009

Sustainable transport offers not only a golden ticket out of our pollution- and traffic-choked cities, but also a means of improving the health and well-being of travellers and society alike. more...
City,sitopia

How to feed a city

Carolyn Steel

1st June, 2009

We can continue to squander our resources and react to food crises as they happen, or we can fundamentally change the way the food systems work, says Carolyn Steel more...
Sustainable city

Sustainable cities: the future of the human habitat

Hank Dittmar

1st June 2009

Guest editor Hank Dittmar presents a series of articles on the green cities of tomorrow, and explains why they hold hope for us all more...
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The Stern Review: Mitigation

Nick Robbins

31st December, 2008

Carbon pricing could totally change the way companies operate. Nick Robbins ask if the city is ready to make the leap more...
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City planning as if people mattered

Philip Parker

22nd June, 2008

Philip Parker flies the flag for a people-first approach to traffic management to regain control of the streets. more...
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Taking your spare room off-grid

Nick Rosen

11th April, 2008

So you want to go off-grid? Or maybe you want to find out what it’s like before taking the plunge? How about taking one room of your house off grid? It’s a less expensive way of learning the technology, before committing yourself. more...

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