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Greening my office: I got them to switch the heating off!

Sylvia Sunshine

9th July, 2010

Sylvia scores her first eco success - persuading her sceptical boss that heating an unoccupied portion of the office is a terrible waste of resources more...
HFC-23 briefcase full of cash

Let's stop people scamming billions from the carbon market

Fionnuala Walravens

8th April, 2010

It was a loophole that most of us thought had been sewn up. But new research shows that companies are continuing to cash in on the 'super' greenhouse gas HFC-23 more...

Installing a biogas digester

Ecologist

23rd February, 2010

This gallery of images shows the simple, low-tech processes involved in turning organic wastes into a clean-burning, forest-preserving cooking fuel more...
Installing solar panels

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...
A ship breaking through Arctic ice

Greenpeace calls for a ban on Arctic oil drilling

Ecologist

25th January, 2010

Immediate moratorium on all activity by oil and gas industries would help safeguard the local community and ecosystem as well as reduce potential carbon emissions more...
Three planet living

Face up to natural limits, or face a 1970s-style energy crisis

Paul Mobbs

19th January, 2010

None of the various technofixes on offer alter the fact that humanity has to learn to stop living on the last drops of cheap energy, and to start living within its means more...
Carbon dioxide emissions

Carbon emissions: the world in 2010

Tom Levitt

23rd December, 2009

A post-Copenhagen look at where the carbon emissions are coming from and how that is projected to change over the coming decade more...
Green gas?

'Green' gas supply for homeowners

Ecologist

22nd November, 2009

UK energy company promises to use gas from food waste and sewage to provide homes with 'green' gas supplies more...
Dan Box

We should all know how RBS spends our money

Dan Box

26th October, 2009

Officials can sternly lecture the City on its excesses as much as they like: when it comes to actually regulating it, politicians just don't care. And don't want us to know... more...
Urban Energy Centre artist's impression

National Grid plan for local waste-to-biogas plants

Ecologist

8th October, 2009

Electricity operator National Grid believes that with the right Government incentives, renewable gas could be produced from our waste and fed straight into the mains more...
Find out if your council plans to waste your waste with our interactive map

Councils accused of ignoring biogas

Ecologist

7th August, 2009

Find out if your council is about to waste your waste in favour of incinerators with our interactive map more...
Food waste: valuable stuff

Biogas: is your council about to waste your waste?

David Strahan

4th August, 2009

Biogas - a methane-rich fuel made from rotting food waste or sewage - has huge potential as a clean, green fuel for the UK. But a perverse web of subsidies, rules and contracts could mean UK councils are about to kiss goodbye to the real power of waste... more...

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ExxonMobil and Venter sign $600 million algae biofuel deal

Ecologist

15th July, 2009

Oli giant ExxonMobil has signed a $600 million deal with controversial genome scientist J Craig Venter to develop biofuels made from algae more...
Hasankeyf in Turkey

Turkish dam project scrapped, but pipeline gets go-ahead

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Turkey's plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris have been scrapped as Europe withdraws funds for a failure to meet environmental obligations, while plans for the trans-Europe Nabucco gas pipeline are ratified more...
A ploughed field

Change farming to cut CO2 emissions by 25 per cent

Eifion Rees

3rd July, 2009

A new report has revealed that a change in the way we manage agricultural land could help sequester a quarter of the world's carbon dioxide emissions every year more...
Treasury Building, Westminster

Legal challenge to Treasury over RBS investments

Ecologist

2nd July, 2009

A green coalition has brought a legal challenge against the Treasury for refusing to rein-in the Government-owned RBS bank, which continues to invest in polluting industries more...
Logging in the Amazon

Industrial nations must tackle deforestation at Copenhagen, say MPs

Ecologist

30th June, 2009

A Commons environmental audit committee has called for industrialised nations to change their patterns of consumption if alarming rates of global deforestation are to be arrested and reversed more...
A flare burns waste gas at an oil refinery

'Pollution-as-usual' for Shell, new report reveals

Ecologist

29th June, 2009

A new report reveals Shell's expanding investment in the most polluting fuels, attempts to scupper plans to act on climate change and the complicity of top executives in continued gas flaring in Nigeria more...
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Shell pays up in New York, but continues to flare gas

Andy Rowell

23rd June, 2009

Shell's $15.5 million settlement provides hard cash to to the Ogoni region of the Niger Delta but while activists claim 'victory' they vow to fight on to end toxic gas flares more...
A rice field in Madagascar

Extent of agricultural land-grab revealed on new website

Eifion Rees

22nd June, 2009

With rich, resource-poor nations increasingly outsourcing their food production to less developed nations, a new website aims to expose the extent of the agricultural land-grab epidemic more...
An old electricity meter

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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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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UK Met Office's forecast on human induced climate change - a mixed message?

Peter Bunyard

18th February, 2009

As US climatologists and scientists are urging the world that greenhouse gas emissions be curbed rapidly to prevent runaway global warming, the UK Met Office appears to be back pedalling on human induced climate change. Peter Bunyard reports on some mixed messages more...
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Poison Fire

Phil Moore

4th September, 2008

Environmentalists arrested at community meeting on gas flaring 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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