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UK net zero carbon emissions target: Responses

Prime Minister Theresa May’s announcement follows recent advice from the Committee on Climate Change

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Friends of the Earth turns to Flour Power to save the planet

The environmental activism group has teamed up with a brewer and a beer producer to create a new climate-friendly beer made of waste bread

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Friends of the Earth takes Shell to court

The environmental group claims it wants to force the energy giant ‘to cease its destruction of the climate’

Court of Appeal rules INEOS anti-protest injunction ‘was unlawful’

A judge has ordered extensive changes to the injunction to protect civil liberties and free speech

Fracking firm Cuadrilla starts drilling for shale gas

Cuadrilla has started drilling at a fracking site in Lancashire. The pilot well will be drilled 3,500 metres deep and samples will be taken at various levels within the shale rock to decide where best to drill the horizontal wells. The first two horizontal wells will be drilled at depths of between 2,000 metres and 3,500 […]

‘Waste and biomass plant spells danger’ say green group

Green campaigners have vowed to fight a proposed waste and biomass plant in Pembrokeshire. Friends of the Earth have launched a campaign against Egnedol’s planned experimental gasification plant in Milford Haven. The group says the technology is unproven and all attempts to implement it in the UK to date have failed. It has serious concerns […]

Friends of the Earth told to withdraw anti-fracking leaflet

Britain’s advertising regulator has told an environmental group to withdraw an anti-fracking leaflet. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) told Friends of the Earth (FOE) its claims about the effects of fracking are not backed up with evidence and shouldn’t be repeated. It said the green group agreed to withdraw the advertising without the need for a […]

Watchdog says green group leaflet on fracking was misleading

A green campaign group has reportedly made a series of unsubstantiated claims about the impact of fracking. The Times claims the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has issued a draft ruling that Friends of the Earth failed to back up potentially misleading claims that fracking could cause cancer, contaminate water supplies, increase asthma rates and send house […]

Green group threatens legal action over Yorkshire fracking decision

North Yorkshire County Council’s decision to allow fracking in the region is “unlawful”. That’s according to green campaigners at Friends of the Earth, who have sent a “pre-action” letter to the council explaining they believe the climate change impacts of extracting shale gas have not been considered. The environmental group said it may seek judicial […]

Green group dumps tonne of coal in Westminster

Environmental activists dumped a tonne of coal outside the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in Westminster today. Friends of the Earth is urging the government to “leave fossil fuels in the ground”, claiming almost 10,000 supporters signed its petition. The organisation is also calling on energy ministers to make a “simple change” to […]