Green Opinion Archive

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BBC accused of "media hype" over Iceland volcano Katla eruption
(Mon 05 Dec 2011 10:11)
The BBC has been accused of exaggerating the global knock-on effect from the increasing risk of a volcanic eruption of Iceland's Katla.

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European Bank attacked over its funding policy for climate change
(Thu 01 Dec 2011 13:46)
The European Investment Bank has been criticised for its role in carbon trading as a new report claims it distracts attention from real EU climate action.

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Is Thorium the energy solution the world has been waiting for?
(Tue 29 Nov 2011 18:29)
Thorium is a naturally-occurring, radioactive, and amazingly abundant metal that was discovered in 1828 by Swedish chemist, Jons Jakob Berzelius. The mineral, named after the Norse god of thunder, has languished in relat

Energy Secretary delivers robust defence of UK climate change policy
(Wed 23 Nov 2011 12:13)
Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has defended the UK Government's policy on climate change in a stinging letter to “misinformed” critics.

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Solar PV Feed-in Tariff changes will kill businesses' green commitment
(Fri 18 Nov 2011 11:32)
Government changes to solar PV Feed in Tariffs aimed at tackling the overspend in the household sector are unfairly penalising commercial and industrial businesses trying to help the UK meet its carbon reduction targets,

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Deforestation is a threat to the planet's climate and economies, UN chief warns
(Thu 17 Nov 2011 17:26)
Deforestation not only threatens the planet’s climate and national economic development, but also communities whose income, culture and way of life depend on healthy forests, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed toda

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UK's leading solar firm supports ClickGreen's campaign on Feed-in Tariffs
(Wed 09 Nov 2011 11:24)
The UK’s leading provider of onsite green renewable energy systems has backed ClickGreen’s 'Save Our Solar' campaign.

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Dear Mr Huhne, More than 4,000 people say your Feed-in Tariff plans are wrong
(Mon 31 Oct 2011 09:35)
In just 48 hours, 4,124 industry and consumers have come together to fiercely oppose your department's plans to introduce a December 8 cut-off point for the higher Feed-in Tariff rate for solar PV.

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Catholic archbishop says climate change action is a waste of time and money
(Thu 27 Oct 2011 13:49)
The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney George Pell has questioned the morality and cost benefits of tackling climate change in a controversial speech in London.

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America going green: US to provide 71% of world's biofuels by 2021?
(Wed 26 Oct 2011 18:16)
A recent study, released on 11 October, "Biofuel Markets and Technologies" released by Pike Research states that the global biofuel market will double within the next decade to $183.3 billion from its current level of

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Energy minister in outspoken attack on "green economy deniers"
(Wed 26 Oct 2011 11:19)
In an outspoken attack on “green economy deniers”, UK Energy Minister Chris Huhne has put the spotlight on the economic benefits to Britain of investing in green energy.

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Renewable energy industry gives lukewarm reaction to subsidy shake-up
(Thu 20 Oct 2011 16:20)
Renewable energy industry leaders have given the government's shake-up of subsidy support a lukewarm reception, with many saying they feared deeper cuts.

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Prince William calls for protection of the UK's outdoor spaces
(Tue 18 Oct 2011 13:54)
The Duke of Cambridge has urged people to help safeguard their local public and recreational spaces for future generations.

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Feeding 9 billion people is possible with sustainable farming
(Wed 12 Oct 2011 19:22)
An international team of scientists has proposed a five-point plan for feeding the world while protecting the planet.

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WWF calls on G20 finance leaders to fund climate action
(Wed 12 Oct 2011 12:43)
Campaign group WWF has called on the Ministers of Finance from the G20 countries, meeting in Paris this week, to take seriously the critical role that innovative sources of finance can play in addressing the global crisi

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Europe must lead on world climate talks, says campaign group
(Mon 10 Oct 2011 16:11)
Governments have made disappointingly little progress at the latest international climate talks in Panama and hopes of breaking the global deadlock now rest on the European Union, says Christian Aid.

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Green localism can secure environmental change, new book argues
(Wed 05 Oct 2011 12:29)
A new book argues that ‘green localism’ can convince people to embrace action to secure environmental change.

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US military support for biofuels will drive commercial roll-out
(Sat 01 Oct 2011 12:39)
Advanced biofuels can be commercialized rapidly for military use, on military timelines, with adequate support and coordination of efforts by the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense and Energy.

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Expert warns Renewable Heat Incentive hitch could take months to resolve
(Fri 30 Sep 2011 13:32)
An eleventh hour block on the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive will add to “more dithering and indecision” in the market, according to renewables expert Andy Boroughs.

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Greening Government ICT Strategy will deliver massive rewards
(Tue 27 Sep 2011 22:24)
The Greening Government ICT Strategy will provide the UK ICT industry with significant opportunities, according to consultancy Advanced Business Solutions.