Friday, 22 July 2011

Weekly compilation 22.07.2011

Here's our regular update of what's been catching our eye on twitter this week divided into our main campaigns areas:

Energy & Climate Change
Nuclear power's real chain reaction: spiralling costs:

Looking for Community Renewable Energy Mentors via @LocaliseWM:

RT @AirportWatch: Arctic sea ice cover shrinking at record pace - lowest for July since satellite monitoring started in 1970:

Need to take efficiency much more seriously RT @guardianeco: How energy use by UK households has risen 18% in 40 years:

RT @wwwfoecouk: Houdini act now needed to escape from high-carbon lock-in: National Policy Statements ignore climate change targets

Why believe that UK nuclear reactors would be on time and on budget when French and Finnish ones over-budget and late?

RT @thedancingflea: “It is unequivocally less expensive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions than suffer climate damages.”

RT @wwwfoecouk: @DECCgovuk announces green heating grants for households #rhi #rhpp

RT @WomensInstitute: Fuel poverty is a killer – and too little is being done to tackle it via @guardian

Some interesting points here: RT @PostBusiness: Andrew Whitehead: Now the electricity market gets really complicated:

RT @wwwfoecouk: MP energy vote set to create dash for gas and give go-ahead to decades of radioactive waste

RT @AstonUniversity: Aston assessing future alternative transport as part of UKs largest trial of low carbon vehicles:

Agree with @christianwolmar's assessment of the IEA report on #HS2:

27% of drivers use mobile phones while driving: they're very dangerous for others, as experienced many times!

RT @ncbtweets: Save our Buses: 94% of colleges say end of EMA will affect young people's ability to travel to college.

New Standards Are Here, But How Will Aviation Biofuel Market Evolve? Is it economic or sustainable?

Much more than a "nudge" needed: RT @RichardHebditch: Link to Lords' behaviour change report:

RT @AcocksGreenFG: New Tesco's/Swan development in Yardley - pedestrians don't matter? See Mrs McAvoy's latest update:

Is it greener to use washable or disposable nappies? Birmingham council still supported washable ones: @leohickman

@Bham_FOE Thanks, but looks like support was pulled on April 1, 2011?? Can u confirm?

New blog post with comments made from our Waste round table discussion last week hosted by @chamberlainfo:

An article on the barriers to Anaerobic Digestion plants being set up -need to be overcome quickly:

Boo! "Bid to exclude EfW from planning framework rejected":

Rats on the streets are a problem that could be massively reduced by having food waste collected in special bins:

Midlands FoE local groups are furiously filming fantastic forty-second footprints for FoE's big four-O #midlandfoe40

Ooh we can inspect Birmingham City Council's accounts for 2 weeks from Monday: (via @jonwalker121)

RT @jonwalker121: Ed Miliband visited our offices yesterday & answered qs from Bham Mail readers:

RT @wee_dave: £11bn in green taxes: is the Treasury milking the green economy? via @touchstoneblog

Saw @astonishernet in this photo :-) helping to Push Europe to create green jobs and take action on climate:

Warning Of 'Food Price Riots In The UK' Madness to grow crops to feed cars, planes & power stations instead of people:

Was the LEP really expecting the EZ in Bham city centre to bring in yet more big retail? What about making things?

Read our latest publications highlighting the role indigenous people play in conservation & defence of biodiversity.

RT @BatesJenny: Boris final London Plan ignored key Inspector air & road build/use recommendations.

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