Friday, 29 July 2011

Once again, here is our weekly round-up of news from the twittersphere, featuring largely, but not exclusively, the end of the HS2 consultation and the publication of the draft National Planning Policy Framework.

Energy and Climate Change
How Germany plans to succeed in a nuclear free, low-carbon economy:

MikeChilds1: See evidence of Labour's wasted years in

New blog post on some of the horrendous greenwash that we've spotted this week, including ethical oil and aviation:

RT @wwwfoecouk: Govt energy stats show UK is increasingly dependent on imported gas:

Speechless! RT @PlatformLondon: Utterly nauseated by images being exploited by 'Ethical Oil' tar sands PR campaign

Most unlikely! RT @wwwfoecouk: Lord Lawson and the Daily Mail gang up on green #energy taxes #climatechange:

Developments in renewable energy technology coming on all the time. New turbine ideas; bigger, better more beautiful:

"there is no way that this can possibly pass the "intergenerational justice" test." 1 argument by Porritt v Monbiot:

Energy promoters confirm nuclear plant plans:

RT @wwwfoecouk: MPs call for compensation for those misled by energy companies & an end to "Del Boy" sales tactics

RT @wwwfoecouk: Geo-engineering the #climate - dangerous distraction or too much potential to ignore?

RT @LocaliseWM: Still time to apply to be a Community Renewable Energy Mentor - turning good ideas into reality - deadline 3rd Aug

Get your responses in to the govt's flawed HS2 consultation before close: we need a better plan!

“this procurement of beer in no way pre-empts my decision to drink it” = Hammond's procurement process for #HS2:

Our video "What Planet are we on?" is being nominated for an Earthmovers Award: :-)

RT @HACAN1: You couldn't make it up. X Factor pays £10,000 for Gary Barlow to fly across London - just 19 miles! -

Do you think there might be people interested in doing special bike trains for In Town Without My Car Day?

Has any effort gone into looking for funding for Bham to get bike hire scheme, seeing as it's so successful elsewhere?

RT @brumcyclist: Jerry Evans was looking at bike hire 3 years ago: - anyone know what happened?

Sounds good: RT @PhilTonks2: Chiltern Railways frees passengers from 'ransom' of extortionate walk-up fares

Sustainable! RT @wwwfoecouk: Fry in the sky: Thomson flight with cooking oil fuel fails due to 'fuel delivery hitch'

Other areas get a much smaller amount of spending on transport than London. That must be addressed urgently:

RT @sustrans: Get involved in our new campaign and help our kids to be outdoors and active: #freerangekids

Brave attempt? RT @guardianeco: @ecotricity electric highway will kickstart Britain's electric car revolution

FREE paper and card recycling service for places of worship in Birmingham:

What no CO2 emissions? Seems very odd that Tyseley incinerator emits no CO2 at all according to the environment agency:

Washing spoons really isn't that hard. This is a great poster courtesy of @myzerowaste:

Watch out for new bin collection days - starting with Sheldon and Stechford and Yardley North wards:

RT @tracesofrock: Selly Park new FREE gym equipment. And no one's using it... Shame - all ping pong tables are being used, though.

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'The most wretched capitulation to a single lobby I know' - Chairman of @nationaltrust of #UKGov #planning reform…

RT @BCCNewsRoom: Traders Invited to Have Their Say on Wholesale Change: #brum #wholesalemarket #bullring #market

RT @AcocksGreenFG: Acocks Green's TCM says Morrison's will be twice as big as Sainsbury's. AG cllrs expressing concern.

RT @guardianeco: Planning law changes: the crux is defining 'sustainable development':

New article up on our website on the problems with the National Planning Policy Framework published yesterday:

RT @pauldezylva: NGOs unite to expose #UKGov claims its #planning reforms will lead to #sustainabledevelopment: #NPPF

RT @AndrewSimms_nef: 9 yrs after nef's Ghost Town Britain report Lab realise High St suffered from indulging supermkts:

The National Trust are also unhappy with the National Planning Policy Statements and have a petition here:

Wonder what the definition of "sustainable office and industrial projects" will be for this £20m Euro investment:

RT @JonathanRClarke Digbeth Planning & Development Survey now online: Completions & RT's would be incredibly lovely.

RT @wwwfoecouk: Govt should be doing more to clean up #airpollution - we're part of @HealthyAirUK campaign

RT @PigBusiness: High welfare doesn't cost as much as you think

RT @greenroofsuk: Brittany beaches hit by toxic algae #pollution #Environment

38 degrees now have a petition up against the government's badger cull. Please sign it:

If you want to invest some money in a local cooperative, Birmingham Bike Foundry are looking for loanstock investments:

RT @LocaliseWM: Please get your MP to sign superb EDM (parliamentary petition) on Fair Trade for global & UK farmers!

Support your local food co-op: is @wwwfoecouktip of the day - South Bham food co-op

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