An energy revolution is possible – but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it

An energy revolution is possible – but only if leaders get imaginative about how to fund it Wind power has been bolstered by government subsidies. Falkenpost/Pixabay Limiting climate change will require an unprecedented global movement to make low-carbon technologies the norm. COP26 – the UN climate conference held last November…

Birds and bees: why new buildings need to support the natural world

Birds and bees: why new buildings need to support the natural world Starlings and other birds like to nest in house eaves. Tony Skerl/Shutterstock Nature can thrive in cities with the right opportunities, and some English councils are working to help develop homes for wildlife within new buildings. New planning…

2022 XR Strategy Tour – find your local stop!

Three and a half years ago we started the biggest Civil Resistance movement in Britain since the Suffragettes. Some say it’s the most successful start-up in history, with groups in over 100 countries and on every continent – even Antarctica. The reality? We’ve only just got started. And in 2022…

Renewables are cheaper than ever – so why are household energy bills only going up?

Renewables are cheaper than ever – so why are household energy bills only going up? Fokke Baarssen/Shutterstock Not for the first time, global energy markets are in turmoil. Internationally traded gas prices more than quadrupled in 2021. In their wake, many energy suppliers have gone bust and household bills across…

Ireland has the wind and seas to become an offshore superpower

Ireland has the wind and seas to become an offshore superpower The Irish government signed up to the recent Glasgow Climate Pact and used the summit to announce a raft of ambitious goals, including the development of 5 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind energy up to 2030. That would more…

Urban health, wellbeing and food supplies are all under threat: growing more food in cities could change that

Urban health, wellbeing and food supplies are all under threat: growing more food in cities could change that Only 3% of UK households eat homegrown fruit and vegetables. Katya_Ershova/Pixabay A supply of fresh fruit and vegetables is crucial to a healthy nation – and to building a food system that…

Why lowering everyone’s energy bills is a better solution than targeting only the most vulnerable

Why lowering everyone’s energy bills is a better solution than targeting only the most vulnerable Vitolda Klein/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Energy bills will rise by as much as 50% from April 2022 unless the government intervenes, as Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem is expected to raise its price cap. Many households face…

Unusually calm and cloudy weather led to resurgence in fossil fuel use in 2021

Unusually calm and cloudy weather led to resurgence in fossil fuel use in 2021 2021 was an unusually calm year in British waters. Kaisn / shutterstock Great Britain’s wind turbines and solar panels both saw a drop in their electrical output in 2021. It was the first drop since 2016…

BREAKING: Three XR Christians ACQUITTED for Shadwell DLR action

Three XR members who stopped a DLR train at Shadwell station were lawfully exercising their right to peaceful protest, a jury has found. Reverend Sue Parfitt, 79 Father Martin Newell, 54, and Phil Kingston, 85, were all found not guilty of obstructing trains or carriages on the railway under the…

Deforestation is causing more storms in west Africa, finds 30-year satellite study

Deforestation is causing more storms in west Africa, finds 30-year satellite study Deforestation in Sierra Leone, 2013. fivepointsix / shutterstock We know that forests are crucial to fighting global climate change, but another important and perhaps less appreciated aspect is the way they affect the climate on a much more…

The wiring in your plane could soon be made from recycled plastic — new research

The wiring in your plane could soon be made from recycled plastic — new research Lightening aeroplanes' loads helps to reduce their emissions. TobiasRehbein/Pixabay Every aeroplane contains a complex network of electrical cabling that keeps it flying smoothly. For every four passengers in a modern aircraft, you can expect about…

Why haven’t petrol prices gone back down yet? A new business model might explain why

Why haven’t petrol prices gone back down yet? A new business model might explain why Petrol prices reflect lots of elements not just crude oil wholesale cost. Tomas K/Shutterstock Across the UK the cost of filling up cars shot up in November when wholesale oil prices rose. But when crude…

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