Monday, 7 November 2011

weekly compilation 07.11.2011

Here's the regular feature with a compilation of stories we've picked up on twitter. Apologies for not getting it out for a few weeks:
Energy & Climate Change
Friends of the Earth threatens legal challenge over plans to slash solar subsidies:

RT @centre_alt_tech: Five reasons why the feed in tariff cuts are a bad idea

RT @wwwfoecouk: Blog: Dodgy digits in the fight against renewables: new anti-renewables report ignores cost…

Taking the fifth option = the utmost selfishness and lack of compassion for fellow human beings:

24th Nov, Sutton Coldfield, African Climate Connection talk & free viewing: “Taking Root: The Story of Wangari Maathai”

RT @wee_dave: FITs takeup to be cut by "up to 92%" by new EPC requirement, confirms Govt

You should read the comments on this website about the effect of the cuts to FiTs and then help with the campaign:

Have you seen the film Dirty Oil yet? If not there's a free showing on November 29th: - we'll be there.

Cameron side-steps call to intervene in solar subsidy fiasco - via@BusinessGreen #FiTs #stepchange

More proof of why it's madness to be trying to extract shale gas revealed today. This must stop as we have said:

Phil Beardmore of Localise West Mids warns the Green Deal's flaws leave those in fuel poverty worryingly exposed

Government Cuts Solar Energy Support – Birmingham Friends Of The Earth Reaction: Plus great quote from New World Solar

RT @pauldezylva: Warm front: UKGov £10m to fight #fuelpovertyfollows a £235m cut in the same budget. #coldcomfort

More supermarkets = more deserts: RT @newoptimists Do Birmingham's poorest live in "food deserts" ? #tnofood #brum

‘Ten Steps to Save the Cities’ is something Birmingham City Council and all involved in regeneration should read:

Wind turbine plans stuck in system due to air traffic fears can now go ahead due to advances in radar technology:

This is a massive road-building fund from the government, isn't it? Can't see any other transport in there!

Billionaires to be given free carbon allowances to offset green tax on private jets.Strange, unjust but true Telegraph

If you want to see @wwwfoecouk's very detailed response to the sustainable aviation consultation, it's available here:

Thames Estuary #airport plan slammed:

RT @BCAWatch: Gatwick chairman says aviation in ‘dialogue of the deaf’ with environmental groups

Speed cameras are there to enforce the law, not "gold-mines" otherwise there would be a lot more. They cost money:

RT @AirportWatch: Labour (Maria Eagle) drops support for Heathrow 3rd runway & unveils new #HS2 route to Birmingham:

RT @sustrans: Reducing limits to 20mph could prevent as many as 580 child deaths and serious injuries in UK each year:

Waste & Recycling
Recycling rates in England top 40% for the first time, but growth is slowing - we need to talk half as much rubbish:

Horrible that they were faced with this dilemma: "flood Heathrow or a river with sewage?" and guess what they chose:

Awful environmentally and ethically: RT @guardianeco: British shoppers bin nearly 10% of weekly shop, figures show

RT @politicsinbrum: Public Debate: ‘A Mayor for Birmingham?’, speakers to include Gisela Stuart MP – Fri Nov 25th – Onneley House, B17 9AA

Excellent! RT @guardianeco Blow for Foston mega pig-farm as plans fail to gain council approval #derbyshire

Well worth a read as population hits 7 billion:

RT @acroline: Bham City Council have launched their consultation for 2012/13 budget. Have your say on the online survey

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