Month: February 2023

Hydrogen – a view from Scotland

Alex LeeClimate Campaigner Friends of the Earth Scotland Did you know that almost all the manufactured Hydrogen in the world is produced from fossil fuels? Friends of the Earth Scotland (FoI Scotland) has seen that how oil and gas companies are the biggest lobbyists pushing the Scottish Government to adopt hydrogen as a way to …

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Environmental advice – are ministers talking to the wrong people?

Council for Sustainable Business logo

Barry White An interesting story was recently revealed by openDemocracy, the Online independent international media platform about The Council for Sustainable Business and body which advises the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on how businesses can help achieve the aims of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. According to the Government’s web …

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North Yorkshire CC launches climate consultation

Following our coverage of the announcement that North Yorkshire County  Council was launching a public consultation on their draft Climate Change Strategy on 13 February, see: the following announcement appeared on the Council’s web site see: ACE will be responding to the consultation which closes on 7 April. ‘In July 2022 a Climate …

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Will water firms escape higher fines for pollution?

Chris Smyth, Whitehall Editor and Adam Vaughan, Environment Editor writing in The Times on 13 February, reported that: ‘Water companies are set to avoid big fines for spilling sewage into rivers and seas as ministers fear the multimillion pound penalties could backfire. Thérèse Coffey, the environment secretary, is understood to believe fines of up to …

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