Climate and Energy

Climate and energy

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Local group members Ask the Big Question on climate change. Photo: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth.

Global climate change is the single biggest environmental threat facing the planet.

Climate scientists predict that extreme weather events will become more frequent because of climate change.

Renewable Energy

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Wind turbine producing energy at G24 Innovations, Cardiff. Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

why Coal Seam Gas extraction is bad

 Fracking campaign logo

Coal Seam Gas (CSG), also called Coal Bed Methane, is a controversial new technique for extracting methane gas from underground. A series of wells are first drilled into the coal seam. These wells don't produce much gas until the coal seam is broken up by hydraulic fracturing (fracking). A fracturing fluid is pumped into the coal seam at high pressure to crack open the rock, this lets the gas flow to the well more easily.

Show us why green is working

Queue of people wearing green helmets outside the Treasury

Photo: © Friends of the Earth

Over 200 people joined together at the Treasury to send a clear message to the Government that green is working.

You can also send a message to George Osborne about the vital role that green jobs play in the economy.

All you need do is:

Help stop fracking in Wales

Shale gas drilling rig next to a field of cabbages

Shale gas drilling rig near Southport © REAF

On 6 July 2012 a Planning Inquiry recommended that controversial exploratory drilling for shale gas should go ahead at the Llandow Industrial Estate, Vale of Glamorgan.

Stand up for Clean British Energy

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Friends of the Earth want the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, to put clean British energy at the heart of his upcoming Energy Bill.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, wants Britain to commit to new gas power stations. This will increase energy bills for decades and fuel climate change.

We must persuade MPs to tell Ed Davey to stand up to the Chancellor by backing clean British energy.

Renewable energy photo competition winners

Sunset from the beach with offshore wind turbines in the distance

Photo: © Wayne Beesley

Thank you to everyone who took part in our photo competition. We received a huge number of incredible photos. These showed the best of Clean British Energy. Judging an overall winner was such a challenge that we picked two.

Energy Efficiency

Stone building covered in earth

A passive solar corridor and good insulation helps keep the temperature constant in this earth sheltered berm house so it requires no heating system. Photo: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

As an individual it can seem daunting and pointless to do anything about energy efficiency. However as households produce 25% of our national carbon dioxide emissions it is vital we all play our part in reducing how much carbon we produce.

Stand up to George Osbourne

George Osbourne

Photo: © Ewan McIntosh

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has declared war on the environment, and the Lib Dems are letting him get away with it.

The announcement that wind subsidies have been spared a massive 25% cut has been spun as a big victory for Ed Davey, the Lib Dem Energy Secretary.

Support the Green Investment Bank

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Photo: iStock

In 2010 Friends of the Earth supporters helped persuade the Government to set up a Green Investment Bank.

A similar bank in Germany helped boost clean energy, created jobs and bolstered the economy.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, is holding the bank back by stopping it from borrowing the money it needs to boost clean British energy generation and energy saving.

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