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Energy companies profit from wind farms without building many more windmills

News

4th January, 2008

Subsidies paid to electricity generators through users bills are generating profits for the companies without translating into many new turbines. more...

Power On - Wind

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

The UK has been described as the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of wind, with some 50 TWh of onshore and at least 450 TWh of offshore power available every year, well in excess of our current electricity demand.
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George Monbiot: No more wind turbines on land

News

29th May, 2007

Leading environmental campaigner and author George Monbiot has said that he believes land-based wind farms in the UK 'have reached saturation point', and that any future farms should be built at sea. more...
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59 per cent and counting...

George Pilkington

1st February, 2006

Biodegradeable Waste (BDW), ‘plants and animals’, comprises an amazing 59 per cent of your household waste. Do you simply throw yours in the bin? If so you... more...

One of our germs is missing

Heather Wokusch

1st June, 2005

Undeterred by a series of terrifying accidents, the Bush administration is pushing ahead with its potentially apocalyptic biological weapons programme. more...
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Red Dust Rising

Mark Lynas

1st February, 2004

If you want evidence that global warming is happening, you need only look to China. Unseen by the rest of the world, much of the north of the country is turning into a land of droughts, dust storms and deserted villages. more...
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Global Worming

Janis Crawford

1st April, 2003

Why do we dispose of organic waste in landfill sites? Shouldn’t we – individuals, councils and businesses – all be using worms to compost it? By Janis Crawford. more...
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Bigger But Not Better

Andrew Kimbrell

1st April, 2003

Myth Number 5: INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURE IS EFFICIENT more...
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Facing the farm crisis

Steven Gorelick

5th June, 2000

Big may look impressive, but life can be hell for the individual in agriculture today. The problems are vast and complex, and do not lend themselves to easy answers. So what is the agricultural crisis all about, and what can be done to tackle it? Steven Gorelick seeks out the true root of the crisis. more...

Worms

Ecologist

30th November, 1999

Scientists have found that the UK’s common or garden earthworms are far more diverse than previously thought, a discovery with important consequences for agriculture. more...

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