Friends of the Earth Cardiff - archive http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/314/0 older content can be put in the archive to keep it on the site, but clearly mark it as out-of-date. Archived content may be filtered out of lists / searches etc... en Frack Barclays http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Frackalicious_cocktail.png" alt="Barclays fraclicious cocktail" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p>Between 12pm and 4pm on 29 October Barclays Frackelicious Cocktail Bar will be open for business outside Barclays Bank, Working Street, Cardiff. It will serve a cocktail of fracking chemicals mixed with drinking water to members of the public.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays#comments archive Climate and Energy fracking Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:10:14 +0000 Chris 630 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff incinerator expansion exhibition http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-expansion-exhibition <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Chimney belching black smoke" width="300" height="209" /></p> <p>Viridor want to change the existing planning permission to increase the maximum limit of waste that can be processed at the Cardiff incinerator from 350,000 tonnes per annum to 425,000 tonnes per annum. This would allow them to import waste from Swansea and West Wales.</p> <p>The exhibition is at the Moorland Community Centre, Moorland Road, Splott, Cardiff CF24 2LG 1630-2000 hours.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-expansion-exhibition">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-expansion-exhibition#comments archive Waste Wed, 12 Oct 2016 16:21:25 +0000 Chris 629 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell your MP to save solar energy in the UK http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-your-mp-save-solar-energy-uk <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/solar_panels_house.jpg" alt="A family with solar panels on their house" width="313" height="200" /></p> <p><em>&copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>The Government have&nbsp;announced plans to remove all&nbsp;support for solar, putting real jobs and vital progress on clean energy at risk.</p> <p>Without urgent action:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-your-mp-save-solar-energy-uk">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-your-mp-save-solar-energy-uk#comments archive Climate and Energy solar energy Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:58:39 +0000 Chris 595 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop the government's attack on solar energy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-governments-attack-solar-energy <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="Men installing solar panels" src="/files/foecardiff/images/solar_panel_installation.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The Government wants to stop communities switching to clean solar energy to tackle climate change.</p> <p>Schools, hospitals, and businesses have been installing solar panels and getting free energy from the sun.</p> <p>But now the Government wants to stop all new solar projects.</p> <p>Help us stop the Government&rsquo;s attack on clean energy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-governments-attack-solar-energy">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-governments-attack-solar-energy#comments archive Climate and Energy energy Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:47:50 +0000 Chris 592 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Free Vadim Shebanov http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/free-vadim-shebanov <p><img width="500" height="345" alt="Man being led away by two riot policemen" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Ukraine_arrest.jpg" /></p> <p>Photo: Friends of the Earth Ukraine/Зелений світ.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/free-vadim-shebanov">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/free-vadim-shebanov#comments archive Democracy Europe Ukraine Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:42:50 +0000 Chris 591 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff incinerator court case http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Incinerator_Chimney_Smoke_300x209.jpg" alt="Chimney belching smoke" width="300" height="209" /></p> <p>Barrister Alex Goodman told the Cardiff High Court that Cardiff council must &ldquo;quash&rdquo; their decisions that allowed Viridor to start building their incinerator because they were taken unlawfully.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-incinerator-court-case#comments archive Waste Cardiff Splott waste Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:02:01 +0000 Chris 588 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Environment Bill may stop incinerator contract http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Black waste bags containing recyclable items" src="/files/foecardiff/images/black_waste_bag.jpg" /></p> <p>The Prosiect Gwyrdd contract to burn waste in Viridor&rsquo;s Cardiff incinerator may be stopped by the Environment Bill. The council was due to be sign an expensive 25-year contract with Viridor at the end of September, but it is threatened by the draft Bill which was published on 23rd October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/environment-bill-may-stop-incinerator-contract#comments archive Waste Butetown Cardiff Splott waste Wed, 27 Nov 2013 18:50:22 +0000 Chris 587 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Donate to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-help-victims-typhoon-haiyan <p><img width="500" height="395" src="/files/foecardiff/images/typhoon_haiyan_philippines.jpg" alt="People walking past wreckage and felled trees" /></p> <p>An estimated 10,000 people are feared to have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and as many as 10 million affected. The survivor's most urgent needs are for water, food and shelter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-help-victims-typhoon-haiyan">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-help-victims-typhoon-haiyan#comments archive Climate and Energy Australasia climate change Phillipines Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:36:55 +0000 Chris 586 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Cardiff Council waste collection consultation http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation <p><img width="500" height="375" alt="Black waste bags" src="/files/foecardiff/images/black_waste_bag.jpg" /></p> <p>The Welsh Government has set a 70 per cent waste diversion target for councils to achieve by 2025. While councils in Wales have achieved significant increases in the amount of waste diverted they still have some way to go to achieve the target.</p> <p>Recent research by Cardiff Council has found that half of the materials in residual (black bag) waste in some areas could have been recycled.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/cardiff-council-waste-collection-consultation#comments archive Waste Cardiff Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:02:22 +0000 Chris 583 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell the Peers to vote for clean energy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-peers-vote-clean-energy <p><img width="300" height="200" alt="Peers standing in front of the House of Lords with a sign saying vote for clean power" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Peers_clean_power.jpg" /></p> <p>&copy; Friends of the Earth</p> <p>George Osborne wants massive tax breaks for fracking and the relaxation of planning rules.</p> <p>When the Energy Bill was in the House of Commons, huge numbers of emails, letters, meetings &amp; phone calls from people supporting a a clean power target convinced a group of Government MPs to rebel. The amendment was rejected by just a few votes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-peers-vote-clean-energy">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-peers-vote-clean-energy#comments archive Climate and Energy energy Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:19:19 +0000 Chris 585 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk