Friends of the Earth Cardiff - energy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/67/0 en Tell Amber Rudd to keep support for solar http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-amber-rudd-keep-support-solar <p><img src="/files/foecardiff/images/solar_panels_house.jpg" alt="A family standing outside a house with solar panels on it." width="313" height="200" /></p> <p><em>Photo: Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>In May Climate Change Minister Amber Rudd said she wanted to unleash a &ldquo;solar revolution&rdquo;. Instead she is planning to cut support for solar by 87%.</p> <p>If these cuts go through:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-amber-rudd-keep-support-solar">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-amber-rudd-keep-support-solar#comments Climate and Energy energy solar energy Sat, 17 Oct 2015 14:40:46 +0000 Chris 601 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 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 Help end fuel poverty http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-end-fuel-poverty <p><img width="313" height="200" src="/files/foecardiff/images/home_insulation.jpg" alt="Workman insulating a house wall" /></p> <p><em>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>Earlier this year thousands of our supporters signed our petition demanding an end to the scandal of cold homes.</p> <p>In sunny weather it&rsquo;s easy to forget the harsh winters we have. Every year 4.5 million households can't afford to heat their homes properly.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-end-fuel-poverty">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-end-fuel-poverty#comments Climate and Energy energy Wed, 24 Jul 2013 15:58:31 +0000 Chris 575 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Donate to fight fracking http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-fight-fracking <p><img width="500" height="370" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Shale_gas_driling_rig_REAF.jpg" alt="Drilling rig next to field of cabages" /></p> <p><em>A fracking site in Lancashire. Photo: &copy; REAF</em></p> <p>David Cameron and George Osborne are determined to bring fracking for shale gas to the UK.</p> <p>In the US, evidence is mounting for the environmental and human costs of fracking. A toxic mix of chemicals left underground, high pollution levels and earthquakes can be all side-effects of the fracking process.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-fight-fracking">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/donate-fight-fracking#comments Donate energy Fri, 21 Jun 2013 16:53:04 +0000 Chris 570 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Tell your MP to back clean energy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-your-mp-back-clean-energy <p><img width="313" height="200" src="/files/foecardiff/images/solar_panel_installation.jpg" alt="Workmen installing a solar panel on a roof" /></p> <p><em>Photo: &copy; Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p>MPs will vote on the clean power target in the Energy Bill on 3 June. This would cut carbon emissions and create thousands of new jobs in the renewable energy sector.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-your-mp-back-clean-energy">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/tell-your-mp-back-clean-energy#comments archive Climate and Energy energy Mon, 20 May 2013 14:30:27 +0000 Chris 561 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Renewable Energy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/renewable-energy <p><img width="500" height="375" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Wind_turbine_G24_Innovations_Cardiff.jpg" alt="View of houses with a wind turbine in the distance" /></p> <p>Wind turbine producing energy at G24 Innovations, Cardiff. <em>Photo: Chris Brown, Cardiff Friends of the Earth</em></p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/renewable-energy">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/renewable-energy#comments Climate and Energy energy Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Chris 126 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk why Coal Seam Gas extraction is bad http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/why-coal-seam-gas-extraction-bad <p>&nbsp;<img src="/files/foecardiff/images/fracking_campaign_logo.jpg" alt="Fracking campaign logo" width="313" height="200" /></p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/why-coal-seam-gas-extraction-bad">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/why-coal-seam-gas-extraction-bad#comments Climate and Energy climate change energy Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:22:21 +0000 Chris 437 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Help stop fracking in Wales http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-stop-fracking-wales <p><img width="500" height="370" src="/files/foecardiff/images/Shale_gas_driling_rig_REAF.jpg" alt="Shale gas drilling rig next to a field of cabbages" /></p> <p><em>Shale gas drilling rig near Southport &copy; REAF</em></p> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-stop-fracking-wales">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/help-stop-fracking-wales#comments archive Climate and Energy energy Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:36:29 +0000 Chris 540 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk Stand up for Clean British Energy http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stand-clean-british-energy <p><img width="313" height="238" src="/files/foecardiff/images/CBE_313x240.png" alt="Clean British Energy logo" /></p> <p>Friends of the Earth want the Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, to put clean British energy at the heart of his upcoming Energy Bill.</p> <p>The Chancellor, George Osborne, wants Britain to commit to new gas power stations. This will increase energy bills for decades and fuel climate change.</p> <p>We must persuade MPs to tell Ed Davey to stand up to the Chancellor by backing clean British energy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stand-clean-british-energy">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/stand-clean-british-energy#comments archive Climate and Energy energy Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:25:48 +0000 Chris 538 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk