Friday, 16 September 2011

weekly compilation 16.09.2011

This week was full of news, so here's our digest from what we picked up on twitter by campaign:

Energy & Climate Change
RT @LocaliseWM: Our new report: Solving Fuel Poverty: opportunities from Green Deal & Localisation

"Once you've proved it's definitely not happening, jump aboard the cheap flights" David Mitchell on climate change:

RT @wwwfoecouk: Move the planet beyond fossil fuels: Be part of the global day of action on 24 September.

RT @leohickman: WSJ: Shell may be prosecuted for the UK's worst oil spill in a decade

RT @AirportWatch: ‘Serious’ Error Found in Carbon Savings for Biofuels. EEASC finds there is double counting of savings

RT @PhilBeardmore: Private landlords to consider green deal | News | Inside Housing: #greendeal

Explosion at nuclear power plant in France

"It [was] like looking into the Grand Canyon full of ice and coming back two years later to find it full of water,":

RT @AndrewLainton: We wont win #NPPF battle unless we say how policy must change -check out suggested redraft & comment

Birmingham’s Bull Ring market sites: are Hammerson and REITs still interested?

This is a brilliantly funny piece by Jonathon Porritt in the form of a letter to Greg Clarke about #NPPF:

RT @WoodlandTrust: #NPPF just bust 5,500 opinions on our poll - lets make it 6000 by the end of today Thanks everyone ;-)

RT @pauldezylva: Busted: @CommunitiesUK so-called #planning'mythbuster' exposed; #NPPF is way off being #sustainable

Stirchley group offer alternative local vision:

"A deregulated approach to planning might sound attractive to some, but the reality is that it will lead to chaos."

Ministers are hypocrites to push for planning reform - they opposed developments in their own constituencies #NPPF

Revelations in @MailOnline about house builders' involvement in drawing up #planning reforms #nppf

Brilliant campaigning idea - disguise the markets as the Frankfurt German xmas market that the council really values:

RT @daveharte: London Midlands trains doing their version of an Oyster card - shame it only works on their trains

RT @Bham_carfree: 2 away from 50 signed up for Bike Trains! Come on we can do that today & then double it by Thursday:

The theme of European Mobility Week this year is "Alternative Mobility" - Bike Trains are perfect for this:

"MPs warn APD rise will stop families flying" - this is good for the economy. Do they not want to cut the deficit?

Warning after latest child collision in West Midlands: - why is the onus always on kids to be careful, not drivers?

RT @christianwolmar: My take on suggestions in response to Hammond's 'rich man's toy' jibe about railways:

Bike Trains News: Treats Courtesy of Birmingham's Great Independent Coffee Shops: @SixEightKafe @Brewsmiths_JQ@urbancoffeeco

RT @AirportWatch: Bimingham airport to get subsidy from public funds for its runway. While huge spending cuts elsewhere

The latest tempter for people wavering as to whether to go join us next Thursday: Reasons to join a Bike Train #4:

@Bham_carfree: Copenhagen's cycle lanes are so popular, they're becoming congested...if only we had this problem!

RT @mwarhurst: #EU Resource Efficiency Roadmap due on Tue 20th - but will it have words or actions? #potocnik

'Come and collect my scraps': Majority want councils to run 'slop bucket' service alongside bin collections:

Our Press Release with the local angle on new FoE research: Public Back Separation Of Food Waste:

RT @foecumbria: Survey reveals strong support for UK food #wastecollection from public - @wwwfoecouk - #talkingrubbish Listen to Joe talking about food waste on Adrian Goldberg's show just after 48 minutes

Hmm, let's see the action: RT @jonwalker121: Nick Clegg says Britain must look to Birmingham, Newcastle etc to drive economy, not "fat cats of the city of London"

Luxury brands must wake up to ethical and environmental responsibilities: - surely all brands should!

RT @LocaliseWM: Award winning Eastside cafe under threat from 80% rent increase. Can anyone help?

RT @guardianeco: Amazing timeline of birthdays of @wwwfoecouk,@greenpeace and @wwf

RT @KingsHeathRF: We're warming up for 'Future of Kings Heath' event at the church opposite Asda on Sat 24th. Drop in and learn/contribute

RT @aweebirdytoldme: Well done David Walliams -you & London deserve a better river @wwwfoecouk @sportrelief #thamesswim

RT @digbeth: DiG blog post, Reclaim The Spaces - discovering Digbeth's secret garden -

RT @mwarhurst: Great oxfam video on land grabbing - #EU #Land

Fantastic blog about @peopleandplanet's #greenleague and how it helps students choose which unis to study at:

If you want to read what people were saying from Friends of the Earth conference last week, look up twitter #foeconf

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