On 1st September, Nottingham Friends of the Earth decided to do something different than its regular gathering of petition signatures.
News Archive - page 2 - 2012-2013
A team from a local triathlon club 'TFN' dressed as bees at a Club Relay at Holme Pierrepont on 24th/25th August 2013 promoting the Bee Cause.
Nottingham City Council has refused to correct false propaganda about its Energy Strategy. Everyone who attended a seminar on energy policy in May 2013 received an 'ezine' (2MB) which claimed that 11% of the heat and power consumed in the city is being produced from 'renewables and waste'.
Thanks to Graham Allen, MP for Nottingham North, for supporting the energybillrevolution campaign to eradicate fuel poverty by investing in energy efficiency.
Nottingham Friends of the Earth is calling on our local MPs to tell the government that green jobs are good for the economy. And we want the forthcoming Energy Bill to give a high priority to renewable energy.
Did you know that without bees, and other pollinating insects, it could cost UK farmers £1.8bn more to produce our food? At West Bridgford's 'Lark in the Park' on 1 August, children and adults were challenged to guess which foods have been made with the help of bees and which haven't.
Friends of the Earth has been awarding CBE medals to national icons as part of our campaign for Clean British Energy. In Nottingham the award went to Robin Hood and Brian Clough. Nationally, Queen Victoria, Tony Hancock and James Watt were amongst those to get the CBE treatment.
The Environment Agency is consulting on plans to permit a 25% increase in annual pollution from the Eastcroft Incinerator. The Agency has dismissed arguments from local residents that 'best available technology' should be able to reduce permitted emissions.
On 21 January, people dressed as energy company representatives stopped shoppers at the Victoria Centre clock tower entrance to thank them for paying generously through their gas and electric bills to help the companies achieve record profits. A closer look at the company logos showed they said 'EDF-off', 'E not on', and 'Brutish Gas'.
Nottinghamshire's Minerals Plan is being revised. Amongst other things, views are being sought on 'key constraints' which should be applied to drilling for methane from coal seams ('coal bed methane'). And are there any reasons not to be positive about shale gas fracking?