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Want to show your opposition to fracking? Get started with these materials and resources

Posted by Richard Casson — 25 August 2015 at 6:51pm - Comments

Have you ever wanted to show your opposition to fracking by putting up a poster in your window at home? Or need some tips on explaining the risks of fracking to a friend? The resources on this page will help you get started. Click the links below to download each one, or you can share other useful links in the comments section below.

Posters

'I'm not backing fracking' poster (download PDF 358 Kb)

The Requiem for Arctic Ice just got louder

Posted by Holly Dove — 24 August 2015 at 4:10pm - Comments
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On a quiet Tuesday morning in August, as Shell's Goliath-like London headquarters was waking up and getting ready for another day of climate heisting and destructive oil drilling, the building and the workers in it were startled by a strange yet haunting sound, more familiar to the Scottish highlands than downtown London.

Local power to the local people

Posted by Graham Thompson — 13 August 2015 at 11:58am - Comments
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There's nothing for you here.

Greenpeace think that energy policy the world over should be localised and democratised. Not only is it more efficient to generate power near where it’s going to be used, but giving communities some control over their power supply has numerous other advantages, many of which are being smugly illustrated on a daily basis by Germany.

Why climate change drove me to break the law

Posted by James Cracknell — 12 August 2015 at 10:39am - Comments
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Greenpeace volunteers on top of the coal train

In September 2014, a group of greenpeace activists and volunteers stopped a coal train in Cottom, Nottingham. Here, James Cracknell explains why increasing concern about climate change drove him to take direct action.

Big win for the Reef: Standard Chartered choses coral over coal!

Posted by sebastianbock — 11 August 2015 at 5:52pm - Comments

What a week! Writing this feels a bit like a deja-vu. Why? Because that’s exactly what we said last week when news broke that Australia’s Federal Court had overturned the approval of one of the world’s biggest coal mining projects. Only to be followed by Australia’s biggest bank calling it quits on the project on the same day.

Coal is old news. Renewables will tackle energy poverty, says Oxfam

Posted by habelvik — 31 July 2015 at 1:42pm - Comments
Children in Dharnai Village in IndiaChildren sit under solar panels at Bishunpur
All rights reserved. Credit: © Vivek M. / Greenpeace

Ah, the black stuff. The fuel of the great industrial revolution (er, that was so two centuries ago - Ed), many still see it as the future for development.

Celebrities Join 7 million Worldwide to Defend the Arctic

Posted by Trillia Fidei — 28 July 2015 at 11:42am - Comments
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60 iconic celebrities have joined the movement of 7 million people worldwide in a resounding global call for Arctic protection. 

Stella McCartney, Kate Moss, Hugh Grant, and Tom Hiddlestone are just a few of the high profile figures captured by award-winning photographer Andy Gotts MBE wearing Save the Arctic t-shirts designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood. 

Why is the ‘party of business’ doing everything they can to damage the main growth industries of the 21st century?

Posted by Graham Thompson — 22 July 2015 at 3:02pm - Comments
Conservative manifesto cover
You really do need to speak to your father-in-law, George.

Coal and nuclear are dying, and the future of energy lies in solar. This isn’t a Guardian reader’s fantasy, this is the established trend in energy markets. This isn’t a declaration of victory over carbon dioxide either – the trend isn’t fast enough to stop catastrophic climate change, at least not yet – but it’s useful information for policy makers. Unless you’re George Osborne, in which case it’s time to plough the nation’s remaining finances into life support for nuclear and coal whilst standing athwart history yelling ‘STOP!’ 


Outright ban? Sneaky plans afoot for national parks to get fracked sideways

Posted by LiamBB — 17 July 2015 at 4:06pm - Comments
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Something's missing from Amber Rudd's pledge...

After pledging to protect national parks and groundwater from fracking in January, the Government has revealed a backdoor plan that could be disastrous for some of our most treasured countryside.

Beyond fracking, from Balcombe to Lancashire

Posted by LiamBB — 10 July 2015 at 8:50am - Comments
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RepowerBalcombe members launch their solar coop

Guest blog: Joe Nixon explains how his town, Balcombe in West Sussex, turned the threat of fracking into an opportunity for renewable energy.

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