Friday, 10 June 2011

Weekly compilation 10.06.11

Here are some of the stories that caught our eye on twitter this week:

That's interesting - a High Speed Rail conference with both sides represented: - hope there's a good debate on #HS2

RT @wwwfoecouk: Blog: Babble in the cycle bubble?: Is it normal to go by bike? - Only for 1.5% here.

Critical Mass seems to be gaining popularity in Birmingham. How about a Bike Train?

Had heard about this - excellent video! RT @BikeFoundry: Came across this today. Ridiculous!

RT @wwwfoecouk: Ban for most polluting traffic? Councils should favour public transport, walking & cycling #airquality

Air travel is still far too cheap if you consider the environmental costs and tax breaks the industry enjoys:

'If someone says boo, we do not change our laws – that would not be serious." - EU will not back down on ETS:

WWF: "Congress should stop interfering with Europe's aviation carbon pollution policy"

RT @RichardHebditch: Done quick blog on response to transport cttee on #HS2. Will probably not please pros or antis

RT @philiploy: What cycling really needs no 1 2

Energy & Climate Change
RT @newscientist: Renewables needn't be fickle as the weather: This green machine powers up in wind, rain or shine

Report on our #energybill meeting with Steve McCabe MP and others is now up on @wwwfoecouk website:

RT @wwwfoecouk: Watch Nick Clegg feel the heat on energy saving #energybill

RT @wwwfoecouk: Should I install renewables? Feed-in tariffs and the renewable heat incentive: new guide for households

RT @wwwfoecouk: Government slashes solar electricity funding & stop communities producing their own solar electricity

"It's time to put a brake on gas exploration": says Mike Childs if we want future of secure renewable energy supplies

Very worrying that CO2 emissions are going up not down at most universities when urgent cuts are needed: #greenleague

Food, Waste and Local Shops
Government set to make waste prevention a priority: - about time, reduce being the first and most important of 3 Rs

Strengthen the Localism Bill and Curb Supermarket Expansion: - update on Birmingham situation, plus link to action.

RT @BhamEnvironment: Warehouse Cafe are overall winners of Bham Green Restaurant of Year 2011. Details of other winners

RT @SoilAssociation: 'We should all have beef with factory farming', says Geoffrey Lean in The Telegraph.

Tim has blogged on being on the streets campaigning with opera singers:

Even conservative MPs think there are massive problems with the localism bill:

Our response to Natural Environment White Paper: Bolder policy change needed to protect nature in UK and abroad:

Daisy's doing an MA in Contemporary History and is looking for people involved in the Anti Poll Tax Movement to help:

RT @davebriggs: "Using digital tools to build local activism"

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