Fine particles kill around 36,000 people in the UK every year, mostly from traffic pollution - including around 150 in Nottingham City and 430 in the rest of the County. More are killed by nitrogen dioxide, particularly from diesel vehicles. The overall cost to society is around £20bn each year. So why have the government and the City Council not shown more urgency? Clean air campaigns page >
Frack Free Notts was established in 2013 to oppose the threat of fracking in Notts, with support from Nottingham Friends of the Earth. Since then the threat is becoming real. (See 2014 campaign background.)
Dart Energy (now owned by IGas) drilled an exploratory well for coal bed methane near Lound in North Notts. IGas (now in partnership with Ineos) drilled the first exploratory well for shale gas at Tinker Lane (between Blyth and Barnby Moor) - failing to find a commercial gas layer. It will now focus on a second site at Misson Springs.
Ineos has licenses covering over 1,000 square kilometres around Sherwood Forest - and has used court action to force the National Trust to let them start testing in Clumber Park.
Meanwhile, an area between Nottingham and Loughborough has been licensed to Egdon Resources (one of IGas' partners). And an area between Nottingham and Derby has been licensed to Warwick Energy (set up by a couple of dodgy geezers whose previous company Independent Energy went bust). See campaign page >
Over 80% of the world's coal, oil and gas reserves are unburnable if we want to stop climate change. In 2015 we started a campaign to persuade Nottinghamshire Pension Fund to drop its fossil fuel investments. At the Fund's Annual Meetings in 2015 and 2018, members raised a number of issues about both the ethics and financial risks associated with fossil fuel investments. Fossil Free Notts campaign page >
Friends of the Earth's national Bee Cause campaign aimed to get the government to adopt a Bee Action Plan - to include policies on agriculture, conservation and planning. Read More >
Nottingham Pro-Wind Alliance was formed in 2010 to support renewable energy proposals, particularly appropriately sited wind turbines, in the area around Greater Nottingham. It was a local branch of a wider regional Pro-Wind Alliance (ProWA), supported by Nottingham Friends of the Earth and a number of other organisations. Read More >
- Campaigning for Clean British Energy - local renewable energy, not fossil fuels from the Big Six
- Supporting the campaign to defend Sherwood Forest and other woodland against government cuts and privatisation
- Campaigning for our local councils to 'Get Serious' about reducing climate change emissions
- Introducing 'cowmuters' to the Nottingham tram to highlight the threat to rainforests from importing animal feed
- Supporting Nottingham Against Incineration and Landfill (NAIL) in campaigning to oppose expansion of Nottingham's Eastcroft Incinerator
- Campaigning for renewable energy, opposing expansion of aviation, and previous campaigns on biofuels, GM crops, local food, recycling, toxic chemicals, etc, etc. See pre-2009 archive >