Labour Party launches solar panel program for 1.75M homes

May 17, 2019 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Labour Party launches solar panel program for 1.75M homes

Britain’s Labour Party has announced a major new green program, pledging to install solar panels on up to 1.75 million government-subsidized and low-income houses. In what has been called the start of a U.K. version of America’s Green New Deal , the goal of the project is to radically address climate change while creating green jobs. The Labour Party will provide free solar panels to one million government-subsidized homes and offer grants and interest-free loans for panels on up to 750,000 additional low-income homes. The panels will be enough to power the homes, providing residents with free electricity and savings of approximately $150 USD per year. Any additional electricity produced from the panels will return to the national grid, which the party says will become publicly owned by local authorities. The program will also provide nearly 17,000 jobs in the renewable energy  industry. Related: Britain celebrates first week without coal power since 1882 When completed, the 1.75 million solar-powered homes will reduce electricity-related carbon emissions by 7.1 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, which is equivalent to taking four million cars off the road. Like the Green New Deal, the Labour Party’s green revolution promises to benefit low-income people and spur economic growth. This so-called “just transition” provides democratic access to energy sources at affordable prices as well as support for current employees of carbon-emitting industries to gain skills in green industries like renewable energy and technology . The program is led by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, who said , “By focusing on low-income households, we will reduce fuel poverty and increase support for renewable energy. Social justice and climate justice as one. Environmental destruction and inequality not only can, but must be tackled at the same time.” Critics of the program, however, argue that solar panels on private residences are a distraction from addressing and regulating large-scale carbon polluters . Via The Guardian Image via Pixabay

Original post:
Labour Party launches solar panel program for 1.75M homes

H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

December 8, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green, Recycle

Comments Off on H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

Fast-fashion retailer H&M is ramping up its sustainability efforts with a major new recycling initiative. This week, H&M announced that it will launch the world’s first global clothes recycling program . The company says it will help its customers avoid textile waste by accepting items of clothing from any brand and in any condition. It doesn’t change the fact that H&M produces low-quality, disposable clothes that are made in  sweatshop-like conditions , but it’s a step in the right direction. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Clothes , clothes stores , clothing recycling , eco-fashion , fast fashion , green clothes , h&m , H&M recycling , recycled clothes , recycling , Recycling initiatives , Sustainable Fashion

Original post: 
H&M To Launch Clothing Recycling Initiative in Stores Worldwide

Fifty Ideas For The New City, Wherever It Is

May 3, 2011 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Fifty Ideas For The New City, Wherever It Is

Images Credit Urban Omnibus The Festival of Ideas for New York City runs from May 4 to 8; it “is a major new collaborative initiative in New York involving scores of Downtown organizations working together to harness the power of the creative community to imagine the future city and explore ideas that will shape it.” As part of the event, the Architectural League of New York’s Urban Omnibus has created a series of posters, with

Read the original: 
Fifty Ideas For The New City, Wherever It Is

Bad Behavior has blocked 1434 access attempts in the last 7 days.