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Making greener savings

Ecologist guide to ethical finance

Ecologist

14th October, 2009

Banks, building societies, ethical funds, pensions or people - where should the discerning environmentalist put their money? more...
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Vattenfall & Shell win Climate Greenwash '09

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall won a gold medal at this year's celebration of climate spin and misinformation, with a special award going to the government of Denmark for services to the world's most polluting industries more...
Barbecue

How to have the most ethical barbecues

Andy Hamilton

19th June 2009

As summer sets in, Andy Hamilton grabs his tongs and invites you to have a sizzling and sustainable barbecue more...
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A breathe of fresh air

Ecologist

12th March, 2009

Coen brothers give us a reality check more...
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The future of energy is renewable

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

27th February, 2009

The recent U-turn by of some of the UK's leading environmentalists - and one-time nuclear energy opponents - on the issue of nuclear energy, has caused vigourous debate in the media. Their reasoning is that we simply don't have the capacity to produce enough renewable energy to meet our needs. But as this comprehensive Ecologist report from 2007 shows the UK is really a renewable energy powerhouse. more...
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Peak coal? Governments may be over-estimating global coal reserves, says US engineer

Ecologist

23rd January, 2009

Governments may be over-estimating global coal reserves, says US engineer more...
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Oxfordshire beauty spot saved from becoming a waste coal ash dump

Ecologist

21st January, 2009

It has been a long and bitter struggle. When locals who had for years enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of Thrupp lake at Radley, Oxfordshire, learned that it was to be filled with fly-ash from Didcot power station, they assumed that a small but vocal protest would help see off the plans. more...
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Coalfinger

Ecologist

1st November, 2008

Join in with Greenpeace's latest campaign: Coalfinger more...
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Climate camp visions

Luisa Miller

14th August, 2008

Climate camp isn't just about direct action - it's an alternative space giving many the opportunity to do things differently, as Luisa Miller tells us more...
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Peak oil is welcome

Richard Heinberg

7th August, 2008

Climate change is a problem of fossil fuel dependency, and solving it requires reducing that dependency quickly and dramatically. more...
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Activists get thrashed by locals

Phil Moore

1st August, 2008

When opponents of local youth football team Deansgate Ridge in Kent failed to turn up, Camp for Climate Action members stepped in – only to lose 7-1. more...
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Clean coal myth at E-On's Kingsnorth

News

1st July, 2008

Don't believe the carbon capture hype, say MPs and NGOs more...

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Coal is over

Joss Garman

22nd June, 2008

Britain lingers near to the bottom of the European league table for renewable energy, so why does it seem that the government are willing to add more coal nails to the coffin? more...
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The new coal age

Amy Scaife

3rd June, 2008

The coal industry of last century is the prime reason Merthyr Tydfil has the worst health in the UK. Now, with more coal and cash to carve from one of Europe’s largest opencast mines, developers and the local authority are back to finish the job. Words and photographs by Amy Scaife more...
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50 coal-fired power stations cancelled in US during 2007

News

23rd January, 2008

Over 50 coal-fired power stations were cancelled or delayed in the US during 2007 according to Global Energy Decision, a consulting firm employed by the Department of Energy. more...

Power On - Clean Coal

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Clean Coal Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the technology of stripping carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of fossil fuels and then burying it as a liquid underground.
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Big Coal sent packing in Iowa

News

17th October, 2007

Campaigners in the US are celebrating a victory against a proposed coal power plant in Iowa, Environmental News Services reports. more...
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Greenpeace shut down coal-powered monster in Kent

News

9th October, 2007

Greenpeace campaigners yesterday shut down Kingsnorth coal power station in Kent to send a message that expansion plans for coal power in the UK are outdated and dangerous. more...
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Environmentalists sue over US coal subsidies

News

27th July, 2007

Environmental groups in the US are taking the government to court over its plans to subsidise new coal-fired power plants. more...
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Britain could be carbon-free by 2030

News

9th July, 2007

Britain could become a ‘carbon-free’ country in just twenty years, according to a new report published by the Wales-based Centre for Alternative Technology. more...
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China building 2 power stations a week

News

20th June, 2007

One of global warming's most famous statistics has now doubled. more...
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BP's carbon capture plans buried

News

24th May, 2007

Energy giant BP has scrapped plans to build a 'carbon capture' power plant in Scotland, which would have been able to bury its CO2 emissions underground, because of government delays. more...
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'Dirty Thirty' named and shamed

News

11th May, 2007

Ten of the Europe's thirty most polluting power stations are in the UK, a new report from the World Wildlife Fund has revealed. more...
In the News

'We're no role model', says Australian green group

News

27th April, 2007

'Don't make the same mistakes as us,' Australian think-tank the Mineral Policy Institue has warned China more...
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Breathe Easy?

Christine Loh

8th March, 2007

With news that storms caused by smog from Asian cities over the Pacific Ocean will melt Artic ice, Christine Loh, the CEO of Civic Exchange, looks at Hong Kong, where worsening air pollution causes on average four deaths a day. more...

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