UK’s New Environment Secretary Appointment Raises Cause for Concern Among Green Groups

September 5, 2012 by  
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Yesterday UK Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffled his cabinet in the first major restructuring since the coalition Conservative-Lib Dem government came to power in 2010. One of the major cabinet changes was that of Environment Secretary – former Northern Ireland secretary Owen Paterson took over from Caroline Spelman. However green groups have expressed their concern saying that Paterson’s track record does not bode well for the environment. Read the rest of UK’s New Environment Secretary Appointment Raises Cause for Concern Among Green Groups Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Boris Johnson , coalition government , conservative government , David Cameron , environment secretary , heathrow , owen paterson , renewable energy , third runway , UK government , Wind Farms

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UK Government to Scrap Subsidies For Onshore Wind Farms By 2020

June 19, 2012 by  
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Onshore wind farms have had their share of controversy in the UK like they have in many other countries . However the UK government has now decided to side with those that object to the renewable energy source by announcing they will scrap subsidies currently totalling £400 million a year for companies that produce onshore wind. Read the rest of UK Government to Scrap Subsidies For Onshore Wind Farms By 2020 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , David Cameron , government subsidies , onshore wind farm , renewable energy , uk wind farms , wind energy , wind farm

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Are High Energy Bills the Key to Stopping Climate Change?

June 12, 2012 by  
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Environmental campaigners have decided that the key to preventing climate change is not to focus on the natural impact, but something that everyone cares about – our energy bills. It makes sense – people are more likely to care about alternative energy and the environment if their gas and electricity bills are soaring through the roof. As a result,  Greenpeace has urged UK Prime Minister David Cameron to “take personal responsibility for protecting consumers from high energy prices” and  delivered a giant bill to energy giant Centrica HQ . Read the rest of Are High Energy Bills the Key to Stopping Climate Change? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Centrica , Climate Change , David Cameron , energy bills , environmental campaigners , fuel bills , high energy bills , high energy prices , Republican Party , rio+20

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference

June 12, 2012 by  
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The Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development is being held in Brazil later this month to bring together world leaders, the private sector, NGOs and other groups to discuss how the world can reduce poverty, advance social equity, and ensure environmental protection on a planet with an ever-increasing population. UK Prime Minister David Cameron clearly doesn’t deem these issues very important – as he has no plans to attend. Read the rest of UK Prime Minister David Cameron is Not Attending the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Angela Merkel , barack obama , David Cameron , G20 countries , G8 leaders , rio+20 , Rio+20 attendance , rio+20 conference , rio+20 goals

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Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy

March 19, 2012 by  
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Billionaires like Richard Branson are among the richest people in the world because they can see which way the wind is blowing and make smart business investments accordingly. It therefore shouldn’t surprise anyone to learn that Sir Richard and fellow UK business leaders see the limited use and potential for fossil fuels and, in an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne, have urged that the country be put on the path to “a low carbon economy” and that the government “ back renewable energy “. Read the rest of Sir Richard Branson Urges Prime Minister David Cameron To Back Renewable Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: open letter renewable energy , prime minister david cameron renewable energy , richard branson coalition business leaders , sir richard branson renewable energy , uk business leaders renewable energy , uk government renewable energy , uk renewable energy , uk wind farms NIMBY , wind farms NIMBY

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Why Are The Republicans The World’s Only Major Political Party Denying Climate Change?

October 11, 2010 by  
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Image: GOP “It is difficult to identify another major political party in any democracy as thoroughly dismissive of climate science as is the GOP here.” That’s the pull quote from an important column in the National Journal today and it reveals an ugly, under-reported truth about American politics. Conservatives and conservative leaders the world over — David Cameron’s Tories in Britain, Nicolas Sarkozy in France, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union in Germany, and so on — do not shy from the science of climate change.

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Green Wine Guide: Medlock Ames’ Organic Vineyard Features Mini Cows and a Century-Old Biker Bar

October 11, 2010 by  
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Wine and canned produce from the tasting room.

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Japan’s Ancient Tradition of Sustainability

April 8, 2010 by  
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Sketches by Azby Brown Azby Brown has lived in Japan for 25 years, and writes a wonderful long article in Design Observer about how traditional Japanese culture was sustainable by design. He writes: During the Edo period, from the early 17th to the mid 19th centuries, Japan faced environmental problems similar to ours: large population, fuel scarcity, limited arable land, deforestation, a damaged watershed. Through well-thought-out policies that reinforced existing cultural values, an…

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TED 2010: David Cameron Shows How All Electric Bills Should Be

February 17, 2010 by  
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Image: Screen Grab from TED Talk A Smarter Electric Bill During his recent talk at the TED conference, David Cameron, the leader of the conservative party in the UK, talked about many things like how to do more with less money, how to measure well-being and not just GDP, etc… But there’s one idea that stood out as a particularly clever.

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