Friends of the Earth articles

The economics of climate change: quite often, just silly

David Powell Friends of the Earth

Ahead of the IPCC's report on Sunday, David Powell of Friends of the Earth argues we cannot solely rely on economic models to provide the case for climate action

11 Apr 2014

Renewables not fracking is the best answer to energy security

Friends of the Earth's Donna Hume

Donna Hume questions David Cameron's claims that shale gas offers Europe a chance to reduce its dependence on oil and gas imports from Russia

27 Mar 2014

The Isle of Man - Could electric cars unlock the island's clean tech potential?

Craig Bennett

Friends of the Earth ventures to the Isle of Man and finds a community boasting huge clean energy potential and worrying fossil fuel lock-in

25 Mar 2014

Reports: EU state aid probe for Drax biomass plans

Brussels launches "preliminary investigation" into £75m loan deal following Friends of the Earth complaint

25 Feb 2014

EU urged not to drag its feet over measuring land use footprint

Commission to launch communication next year on how to curb land use impacts, but campaigners want to see speedier action

19 Feb 2014

COP 19: Civil society groups quit Warsaw Climate Summit

"There are no jobs on a dead planet" warns International Trade Union Confederation

21 Nov 2013

How much carbon can the UK burn to stay within two degrees target?

Friends of the Earth analysis suggests shale gas explorations would force the UK to exceed its carbon budgets

25 Oct 2013

Apple seeks to boost recycling with new trade-in scheme

But Friends of the Earth says initiative fails to address broader environmental issues

16 Oct 2013

The Big Six are losing the plot

Craig Bennett argues the UK's major energy suppliers are in danger of becoming obsolete if they choose gas investments over low carbon

02 Oct 2013

Government unveils controversial biodioversity offset proposals

Campaigners angered by plans that would require firms to create new green spaces to "offset" impact of developments

06 Sep 2013

Treasury confirms 'secret meetings' with industry over shale gas tax breaks

Officials meet industry representative 19 times in less than 10 months to discuss 'generous' tax regime

29 Aug 2013

Do the government's biomass sustainability criteria go far enough?

Green groups line up to criticise new standards for failing to take account of indirect land use change and carbon sinks

23 Aug 2013

The top five reasons why drilling for shale gas is a fracking good idea

Ken Cronin of UKOOG hits back at Friends of the Earth's warnings over UK fracking

14 Aug 2013

DECC scientist takes green groups to task over biomass claims

Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and RSPB under fire from government for using unfinished research to campaign against carbon impact of biomass power

01 Aug 2013

West Sussex shale oil exploration poised to break ground

Despite opposition, Cuadrilla expects to start drilling in Balcombe this Saturday if relevant permits are received in time

24 Jul 2013

Bee crisis: UK government launches 'urgent' review

Defra pledges to introduce a national pollinator strategy after huge pressure for a bee action plan from scientists and public

28 Jun 2013

Date confirmed for Energy Bill report stage as row over decarb target intensifies

Report stage of Energy Bill confirmed for first week of June as Labour shores up support for 2030 decarbonisation target

16 May 2013

Biomass row heats up after green groups call for subsidy cuts

Renewable Energy Association accuses green groups of peddling 'pseudo science' to undermine bioenergy industry

03 May 2013

Samsung digs up controversial tin mine links

Electronics giant confirms it is investigating supply chain ties to mining activity blamed for environmental degradation

23 Apr 2013

What is the point of George Osborne?

Friends of the Earth wonders why the Chancellor continues to defy his colleagues by opposing a decarbonisation target

25 Mar 2013

Tech giants team up with EU to develop uniform CO2 reporting

Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Dell, Ericsson and BT among firms testing new methodologies, as Commission prepares consultation

19 Mar 2013

Apple must fix supply chains if it wants to be top of the class

Andrew Pendleton argues the IT giant still has a way to go to fulfill chief executive Tim Cook's environmental ambitions

15 Feb 2013

Critics blast 'target-less' Irish climate bill

Legislation to be considered by Cabinet today reportedly does not contain any binding emission reduction targets

12 Feb 2013

Confessions of a man who destroys pens

James Murray argues that without more demanding product standards lazy consumers will continue to undermine the "circular economy" vision

07 Feb 2013

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