Friends of the Earth Cardiff - Climate and Energy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/6/0 en Frack Barclays day of action http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays-day-action <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/frack_barclays_DOA_29-10-16.jpg" alt="Fracking protest outside Barclays Bank Cardiff" width="500" height="333" /></p> <p>Cardiff Friends of the Earth and Cardiff People and Planet on Saturday called on Barclays bank to stop funding fracking in the UK.</p> <p>Local residents and campaigners protested outside Barclays bank, Working Street, Cardiff. This was part of a national week of action calling for Barclays to end their investments in fossil fuels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays-day-action">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/frack-barclays-day-action#comments Climate and Energy fracking Mon, 31 Oct 2016 18:07:43 +0000 Chris 631 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk 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 Speak Up week of action http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/speak-week-action <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Speak-Up-2016.jpg" alt="Welsh National Assembly building and Speak Up logo" width="500" height="226" /></p> <p>We need strong cross-party agreement on climate action. During the Speak Up week of action thousands of people around the country will be meeting their MPs and AMs to let them know how important it is to tackle climate change.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/speak-week-action">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/speak-week-action#comments Climate and Energy climate change Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:39:14 +0000 Chris 627 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Visit to Radyr Weir hydroelectric scheme http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/visit-radyr-weir-hydroelectric-scheme <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Radyr-Weir-hydroelectric-scheme-visit1.jpg" alt="John and Chris standing in front of the turbines at Radyr Weir" width="500" height="375" /></p> <p>Photo: Alex Powell, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</p> <p>On Sunday members of the group went on a cycle ride to visit the new hydroelectric scheme on the River Taff at Radyr Weir.</p> <p>Cardiff County council have installed two Archimedean Screw generators at the weir that can produce a maximum of 391kW, enough electricity to power 550 homes. Each turbine is 4 meters in diameter and 10 meters in length.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/visit-radyr-weir-hydroelectric-scheme">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/visit-radyr-weir-hydroelectric-scheme#comments Climate and Energy energy hydroelectricity Radyr Whitchurch Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:02:55 +0000 Chris 626 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Our food causes climate change http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-food-causes-climate-change <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/burger.png" alt="Cheese burger" width="500" height="313" /></p> <p>Food is the biggest single cause of climate change.</p> <p>Meat production creates more emissions than all the cars, planes, trains, and ships in the world put together.</p> <p>To fix this we need to change what we eat.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-food-causes-climate-change">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/our-food-causes-climate-change#comments Climate and Energy Food Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:28:17 +0000 Chris 620 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell the Government to leave coal in the ground http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-government-leave-coal-ground <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/coal_and_tree.jpg" alt="Pile of coal in front of a tree" width="500" height="333" /></p> <p>On Friday, UK ministers will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change. But they&rsquo;re still letting opencast mines dig up huge amounts of coal.</p> <p>If the Government is serious about tackling climate change, it must stop companies digging up yet more coal.</p> <p>For every person who signs our petition, we&rsquo;ll deliver a lump of coal to the Government to remind them of what they need to do.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-government-leave-coal-ground">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-government-leave-coal-ground#comments Climate and Energy coal mining Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:20:00 +0000 Chris 615 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Actor Mark Ruffalo's message on fracking to David Cameron http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/actor-mark-ruffalos-message-fracking-david-cameron <p><img width="313" height="200" alt="Mark Ruffalo holding a sign saying Don&#039;t frack Britain" src="/files/foecardiff/images/mark_ruffalo_dont_frack_britain.jpg" /></p> <p class="PhotoCredit"><em>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Hollywood star, Mark Ruffalo, was a powerful voice in the successful campaign for a ban on fracking in New York State.</p> <p>He has travelled around Pennsylvania to meet people suffering the impacts of fracking.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/actor-mark-ruffalos-message-fracking-david-cameron">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/actor-mark-ruffalos-message-fracking-david-cameron#comments Climate and Energy fracking Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:11:10 +0000 Chris 610 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Government plans to force fracking on English communities http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/government-plans-force-fracking-english-communities <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/Lancashire-no-to-dirty-fracking-yes-to-clean-solar.jpg" alt="Activists with sign saying no to dirty fracking, yes to clean solar" width="480" height="307" /></p> <p class="PhotoCredit">Photo: Friends of the Earth</p> <p>Local people's input to decisions about fracking in England could be restricted to the colour of the gates according to a leaked letter written by Government Ministers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/government-plans-force-fracking-english-communities">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/government-plans-force-fracking-english-communities#comments Climate and Energy fracking Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:46:25 +0000 Chris 609 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stop coal mining at Nant Llesg http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-coal-mining-nant-llesg <p><img height="333" width="500" alt="Mock funeral procession protesting about opencast coal" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Nant_Llesg_opencast_march.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Photo: United Valleys Action Group</em></p> <p>Coal mining company Miller Argent is making a grab for common land near Merthyr Tydfil, so it can create a massive opencast coal mine.</p> <p>Last summer, thousands of people objected to Miller Argent&rsquo;s planning application to dig up six million tonnes of coal at Nant Llesg.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-coal-mining-nant-llesg">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stop-coal-mining-nant-llesg#comments Climate and Energy coal mining Wed, 20 Jan 2016 16:23:00 +0000 Chris 608 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell David Cameron to protect the UK from flooding http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-david-cameron-protect-uk-flooding <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/street_flooding.jpg" alt="Street flooded submerging cars" width="480" height="224" /></p> <p>After Storm Desmond and Storm Eva caused havoc and misery to thousands across the country, Storm Frank swept over the country leaving huge areas underwater.</p> <p>These storms have caused devastating floods with Cumbria, Lancashire, and Yorkshire particularly affected.</p> <p>As the effects of climate change get worse. As global temperatures go up, rainfall will increase and sea levels will rise. We can expect severe flooding more often as a result.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-david-cameron-protect-uk-flooding">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-david-cameron-protect-uk-flooding#comments Climate and Energy climate change Fri, 01 Jan 2016 19:47:52 +0000 Chris 606 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk