The Energy White Paper released to day by Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling advocates a big increase in energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy but also sows the seeds for a new generation of nuclear power stations.
The White Paper trys to address two important issues : climate change and national energy security. Maintaining a secure supply of energy is becoming increasingly important as we rely more heavily on imported oil and gas at a time when global demand for energy is increasing. Add to this potential instabilities due to global issues and potentially terrorism and the extent of the problem becomes all...
Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly has unveiled plans for major reforms of the country's planning system.
The proposed changes included in the white paper are far reaching and aim to address planning applications predominantly at the two extremes of the planning scale. At the one end are small scale building projects, at the other are major building projects of national importance.
Large building projects such as additional airport runways, nuclear power stations and wind farms can presently take years to gain approval and are often shrouded in beurocracy. The proposal aims to reduce time delays and red tape with politicians staging a...
To the widespread disbelief and amazement of William Musson's family and friends the Ecofreak online shop has finally gone live!
True to form, William is confident that it will amaze, delight and amuse in equal measure all those who visit it.
The products are in all cases outstanding in terms of quality and value for money and quite frankly it would be churlish of anyone reading this rubbish not to buy something.
So what are you waiting for - get back to looking at the fantastic Ecofreak Products!
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NEW BILL AND STRATEGY LAY FOUNDATIONS FOR TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE
The draft Climate Change Bill, the first of its kind in any country was today set out by Environment Secretary David Miliband (pictured).
The draft Climate Change Bill and accompanying strategy, set out a framework for moving the UK to a low-carbon economy. Thus demonstrating the UK's leadership as progress continues towards establishing a post-2012 global emissions agreement.
Key points of the draft bill include:
- A series of clear targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions - including making the UK's targets for a 60 per cent reduction by 2050 and a 26...
Cameron Diaz has joined forces with former US vice president Al Gore to promote a new environmental awareness initiative.
A 24-hour global event, Live Earth, will start on July 7th (7.7.07) and will be similar to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert.
Massive concerts will be held on every continent - including Antarctica - with Snoop Dogg, Kelly Clarkson and Lenny Kravitz already confirmed to play at the super-gigs.
The In Her Shoes star told the audience at the California Science Centre: "This is the only issue in the history of mankind that affects every single one of us - our planet is in danger.
"But at least someone is doing...
Green MEP for London Jean Lambert calls for radical rethink over UK's 'Hothouses'.
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms that humans are to blame for climate change a new report, 'Hothouses', from Green MEP Jean Lambert has today warned that 'without a radical rethink over the UK's housing emissions we will fail to meet targets and combat climate change'.
Jean, who is Green MEP for London where emissions from the domestic sector account for 37%, higher than levels from transport and the greatest level of any English region, said that Government policies and initiatives to reduce such emissions simply were not...