Blog: Climate

5 reasons why Trump can’t tear up the Paris Agreement

Posted by Emily Buchanan — 12 May 2017 at 4:46pm - Comments

Since his inauguration in November last year, Donald Trump’s attack on the environment has been relentless.

People power puts mayoral candidates on the spot over fracking

Posted by Elisabeth Whitebread — 4 May 2017 at 1:58pm - Comments

After Theresa May shocked the country with a snap general election, election talk is dominating the news (at the disappointment of some). However, it's not just the general election on June 8th that will change the politics of the UK.

Breaking news: We’re blocking Cuadrilla’s fracking site

Posted by India Thorogood — 3 May 2017 at 8:32am - Comments
Campaigners Block Work at Fracking Site in Lancashire, UK
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Peaceful protest at Cuadrilla Fracking site

Most of Gill’s early mornings are spent travelling to her job as a costume designer from her home in Blackpool. But this morning was a little different. Today, Gill is one of twenty people going face to face with fracking firm Cuadrilla.

10 Things You Need to Know about SMMT’s 10 “Facts” about Diesel

Posted by Mel Evans — 19 April 2017 at 10:52am - Comments
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The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is a car industry lobby group. Their members include most major car manufacturers and therefore, it is no surprise that the group has been at the forefront of bravely defending diesel recently.

7 reasons to Go Electric now

Posted by Fran G — 7 April 2017 at 11:19am - Comments
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What pops into your head if I suggested you buy an electric car? For most people, it conjures up a host of stereotypes.

Reduce your exposure to air pollution

Posted by Emily Randall — 5 April 2017 at 10:43am - Comments
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Children campaigning for clean air

Air pollution is a problem. It won’t go away until politicians and the car industry come together with a plan to make truly clean travel possible for everyone. In the meantime we can protect ourselves and the ones we love by taking steps to reduce our exposure to air pollution. 

Why it's time to clean up the car industry

Posted by Mel Evans — 21 March 2017 at 9:38am - Comments
Cars in traffic in London
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Traffic in Putney, London

When Greenpeace kicked off the campaign to phase-out diesel engines last year, my brother Sam was one of the first ones to look concerned. He’d just bought a diesel car second-hand. They’re supposed to be more fuel-efficient than petrol and therefore pump out less CO2 so it had seemed like the greener choice.

From the frontline: How Greenpeace volunteers are resisting fracking in Lancashire

Posted by Hannah Martin — 24 February 2017 at 3:43pm - Comments
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A frack free zone sign pinned to railings in front of Blackpool Tower, Lancashire

When fracking firm Cuadrilla was granted permission to frack for gas in Lancashire toward the end of last year, the company’s bosses probably hoped it would be the moment the anti-fracking movement gave up and fell silent.

A government scheme for funding renewables is about to be sold off to a firm that backs fracking. We must stop this

Posted by Richard Casson — 3 February 2017 at 4:32pm - Comments
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If you're on Greenpeace's email list, chances are you'll have just received an email about the Green Investment Bank - a government body that is currently being privatised. If the sale goes through as it stands, it could have devastating consequences on the UK renewable energy industry.

How much space would need to be covered by solar panels to power every home in the UK?

Posted by Richard Casson — 1 February 2017 at 3:04pm - Comments

Have you ever wondered - how much space would need to be covered by solar panels, if we tried to produce the amount of power used by every home in the UK? Well, here's the answer...

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