'Fossil Free Uk' reports that just over 100 UK organisations have now committed to divest away from fossil fuel companies.
'Fossil Free Uk' reports:
"With political unrest around the world and climate impacts intensifying daily, now more than ever we need to stand up to protect our shared environment and be active in shaping a just society.
Greenpeace reports that recent government cuts to the solar industry have already triggered an estimated 12,000 job losses. But now it’s been revealed the government could allow a huge new tax hike to be inflicted on the industry, one that could leave businesses and schools that install solar panels with a tax bill that's up to 8 times higher.
The think tank ResPublica urges in its report Air Necessities: Place-based solutions to a pollution crisis that councils be given powers to levy charge
Take part in The Big Church Switch to renewable energy at home and in your church. By using clean renewable energy, the church can demonstrate its commitment to love our neighbours and care for the earth.
The acronym MINDSPACE summarises what influences people to change:
The latest European Environment Agency report indicates that air pollution is responsible for over 500,000 premature deaths [pdf, p9] in Europe every year. The problem is especially serious in cities. Emssions from burning fossil fuels for transport is a major cause.
The 500kW community-owned wind energy project, Resilient Energy Severndale, was approved by Forest of Dean District Council's planning committee in August 2015. This decision was then successfully challenged in the High Court by one objector. The project has been given the go-ahead for a legal appeal.