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These insulated pipes now connect a new building to University of Warwick's campus-wide combined heat and power system. Local authorities could deliver many more projects like this, where profit-driven energy companies have failed. Photo: Mike1024 / Wikim

Local authorities are key players in our renewable energy revolution

Councillor Mark Hackett

21st August 2014

Government energy policy is caught between apparently conflicting objectives, writes Mark Hackett. But there is a solution that is already working in the UK and abroad - to encourage the active participation of local authorities in delivering low carbon energy to the communities they serve. more...

Extreme Energy

The Ecologist

23rd September 2013

Paul Mobbs, leading environmental campaigner, author and engineer, tells the Ecologist Film Unit that extraction industries, including coal bed methane extraction, are going ahead in the UK despite serious environmental concerns........ more...

Unconventional gas: 'unsafe, unnecessary and unwanted'

September 20th, 2013

Mary Church

It’s hard to see what unconventional gas - including fracking and coal bed methane extraction - has to offer the UK with our vast renewable energy potential, says Mary Church more...

Underground coal gasification: the 'nuclear option' of unconventional energy

The Ecologist

23rd September 2013

So-called extreme energy - including fracking, coal bed methane extraction and underground coal gasification - is being rolled out with little concern for the environment, leading campaigner, author and engineer Paul Mobbs tells the Ecologist Film Unit more...
Environmental Investigation Agency

EIA: 'Anti-corruption activists need help bringing iIlegal loggers to justice'

Faith Doherty

17th April, 2012

The Environmental Investigation Agency's forestry campaigner Faith Doherty welcomes a new report by the World Bank calling for stronger action to stop forestry corruption, but says more support is needed to help activists follow the money trail more...
Martín von Hildebrand, founding Director of the Fundación Gaia Amazonzas

CAMPAIGN HERO: Martín von Hildebrand on indigenous rights in the Colombian Amazon

Mark Briggs

13th April. 2012

The veteran campaigner talks to the Ecologist about the ongoing struggle to secure indigenous land rights and how he successfully took the Colombian government to court more...
Scotland's Climate Justice Fund

Climate justice: Scotland pioneers new fund to help poor countries with adaptation

Chris Hegarty

13th March, 2012

After leading the way on climate legislation with the 2009 Climate Change Act, the Scottish government are now putting their money where their mouth is with the creation of the Climate Justice Fund to pay for developing country adaption projects more...
Scroby Sands offshore wind farm in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Wind turbines: the future of renewable energy or a blight on UK countryside?

Bethany Hubbard

24th February 2012

The wind farms debate rages on as the need for renewable energy grows. But is the UK in danger of putting aesthetics before the need to cut carbon emissions and adopt greener technologies? more...
Fukushima

Fukushima: the social impact of a nuclear disaster

Hiroki & Ngaire Takano

15th February, 2012

The earthquake and nuclear meltdown in Japan last year compounded pre-existing issues like falling birth rates, fragmented families and shrinking communities. What does the future hold? more...
Nuclear waste in Cumbria

Battlelines drawn as Cumbrian residents square up over nuclear waste site

Matilda Lee

15th February, 2012

A decision looms on whether - and where - to build the UK's first deep disposal for nuclear waste. Two borough councils in Cumbria have 'volunteered' - but can the communities be convinced? Matilda Lee reports more...
Right Livelihood Award

The world's 'alternative' Nobel Prize: an award fit for the 21st century

Matilda Lee

26th December, 2011

How a rejection by the Nobel Committee spurred Jakob von Uexkull to create the Right Livelihood Award celebrating the solutions helping to ensure a healthy planet and people more...

Ecologist Film Unit

Investigative films on key environmental and climate change issues from the Ecologist Film Unit more...

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Moving Planet, 350.org

TAKE ACTION: Join London's biggest bike photo on September 24th

Ecologist

21st September, 2011

This Saturday bring your bike to a global day of action organised by Moving Planet to show the government we can move beyond fossil fuels more...
Diana Vogtel, 350.org

CAMPAIGN HERO: Diana Vogtel, 350.org

Matilda Lee

7th September, 2011

The European coordinator of international climate campaign group 350.org talks to the Ecologist about civil disobedience outside the White House and why she's gearing up for September 24th more...
Rainforest Saver

The Rainforest Saver

Daniel Elkan

February 2005

After more than 20 years work, Mike Hands, a British tropical ecologist has come up with a groundbreaking way to stop vast areas of rainforest destroyed more...
Joss Garman

Joss Garman: coal and runways looked unstoppable until we stopped them

Joss Garman

6th July, 2011

Co-founder of activist group Plane Stupid, Joss Garman reflects on the environmental movements' successes and why, when things look bleaker than ever, we need to remember this more...
Eco Activism Special

Where next for eco-activism?

Matilda Lee

6th July, 2011

As a new film encourages people to Just Do It, Matilda Lee looks at the future of eco-activism in the UK more...
UK Uncut

Tools of resistance: the insiders guide to grassroots direct action

Molly James & Dan Glass

6th July, 2011

Molly James & Dan Glass outline the most powerful tools in the grassroots action toolbox - plus information on how you can get involved
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Just Do It

Just Do It: the story of modern-day outlaws

Matilda Lee

6th July, 2011

A new film launching on July 15th gives an in-depth look inside the clandestine world of environmental direct action more...
International No Tar Sands Network

TAKE ACTION to stop Canadian tar sands

Matilda Lee

15th June, 2011

A day of action is planned this Saturday to highlight the destructive impact of Canada's tar sands industry. In London, this includes a demo-fest at the Canadian High Commission more...
Friends of the Earth video

TAKE ACTION on conserving home energy (with a sexy helping hand)

Matilda Lee

1st April, 2011

Friends of the Earths' saucy new campaign video aims to get people turned on to energy efficiency more...
Neil Kingsnorth

CAMPAIGN HERO: Neil Kingsnorth, head of activism at Friends of the Earth

Matilda Lee

22nd March, 2011

The Ecologist talks to Neil Kingsnorth about Friends of the Earth's most (and least) successful campaigns and why community groups are vital to the future of UK activism more...
No Need for Nuclear

TAKE ACTION on nuclear power

Matilda Lee

18th March, 2011

With the Japanese nuclear disaster still unfolding, make your voice heard on Britain's sustainable energy future: say no to nuclear... more...
A green bulb

10 things to do during Climate Week

Jeff Holman

16th March, 2011

Fancy going to a clothing upcycling workshop, learning how to cook insects from a celebrity chef or sharing tips on greening your office or school? Here's the Ecologist's pick of ideas to get you geared up for Climate Week more...
Kevin Steele, Climate Week

Just how green is Climate Week?

Matilda Lee

15th March, 2011

From the 21st to 27th March thousands of people in the UK will be involved in a week of action on climate change. So why is Climate Week making some greens so angry? more...

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