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UK carbon emissions figures 2010 - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 31 Mar 2011
Reacting to the publication of UK carbon emission figures for 2010, Dr. Doug Parr, the chief scientist for Greenpeace, said: Climate-changing pollution should be falling, not going up – so what these figures show is that the UK is moving in the wrong direction. Politicians cant blame it on the beginnings of the economic recovery because whilst the economy has grown slowly, carbon emissions have grown faster.
Nuclear Installations Inspectorate statement - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 17 Mar 2011
Commenting on a statement released today by the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate detailing the timeline for its review into nuclear safety, Greenpeace executive director John Sauven said: It is welcome news that this review will be longer and wider in scope than was originally reported. The approval process for new nuclear power station should be suspended while we await the its findings.
David Cameron's comments on nuclear emergency in Japan - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 16 Mar 2011
Responding to comments today by Prime Minister David Cameron, and to continuing events in Japan, Greenpeace executive director John Sauven said: The focus now for everybody should be on saving lives in Japan, and our thoughts in particular are with the heroic engineers working to reduce the impact of this nuclear accident.
EU proposal to ban fish discards - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 01 Mar 2011
Maria Damanaki, the European Fisheries commissioner, has drawn up a proposal to ban the controversial practice of discards - a perverse consequence of current quota rules imposed by Brussels, and will present it to a meeting of ministers and MEPs on Tuesday.
High Court judge green lights legal challenge over deep sea oil drillingGreenpeace UK | 24 Feb 2011
A High Court Judge has given the green light to a far reaching legal challenge that will have significant implications for the oil industry. The High Court will now review Energy Secretary Chris Huhnes decision to grant oil drilling licenses in deep waters off the Scottish coast.
Eco-campaigners hang 'dead sharks' from iconic Liver BuildingGreenpeace UK | 21 Feb 2011
Bosses arriving for work this morning at the giant food company Princes were confronted with the consequences of the destructive, shark-killing fishing methods used to catch the tuna for their tins. 21 February, 2011 ...
Prince Charles climate change speech - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 09 Feb 2011
The Prince has today given his personal backing for a new emissions target, adding his weight to the growing chorus of business voices demanding change. With China set to announce bold new clean energy policies in the next few weeks, Europe must act now to prevent its clean technology sector...
Woodland sell-off plans - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 27 Jan 2011
Britains woodlands are precious for millions of people, a source not only of great curiosity but also great fulfilment. They offer important habitats to much loved wildlife, as well as enjoyment and beauty to families up and down the country. Its no surprise that there has been an upswell of...
New nuclear industry subsidy - Greenpeace responseGreenpeace UK | 24 Jan 2011
Commenting on the announcement of the Government will step in to underwrite insurance costs for new nuclear reactors, Ben Ayliffe of Greenpeace said: These proposals fly in the face of Energy Secretary Chris Huhnes assurances that the coalition wont subsidise new nuclear reactors. The planned revisions to nuclear insurance laws announced today amount to ministers conceding they need to provide a huge new public subsidy for an industry that has never been able to stand on its own feet.
Princes tinned tuna linked to mass shark deaths as Tesco does u-turnGreenpeace UK | 09 Jan 2011
Princes – who sell more tinned tuna than any other company in the UK – have been caught using a fishing method which is responsible for catching sharks and turtles, and possibly even dolphins, a new report reveals today. The food and drink company, owned by Japanese giant Mitsubishi, has been...
Government 'Surrenders to Old Guard' Over Energy PlansGreenpeace UK | 15 Dec 2010
Tomorrow the Government will propose reforms to the energy market which aim to kickstart the process of rebuilding Britain's power infrastructure over the coming decades. But today's Guardian newspaper also reports that Climate and Energy Secretary Chris Huhne is considering downgrading plans for a...
Greenpeace Takes Government to High Court to Halt Deep Water Oil DrillingGreenpeace UK | 12 Nov 2010
Greenpeace today dragged the Government into the High Court in London in a bid to stop offshore drilling in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Lawyers acting for the environmental group filed a claim at the Royal Courts of Justice this morning seeking a halt to the issuing of new licences for deep sea drilling until the causes of the Deepwater Horizon explosion have been properly established. A hearing is expected in the coming weeks.
Green Campaigners Scale Treasury Ahead of Government Spending ReviewGreenpeace UK | 19 Oct 2010
Four Greenpeace climbers have scaled the Treasury building in the heart of Westminster this morning as Chancellor George Osborne is finalising his public spending cuts. The environmental campaigners are asking the Chancellor to stick to his earlier statements backing a green investment bank, which could potentially provide tens of thousands of new jobs.
Campaigners scale giant oil rig off ShetlandGreenpeace UK | 21 Sep 2010
Environmental campaigners have stopped an oil platform from moving into position to start drilling a well in deep water off the Shetland Islands by climbing up its huge anchor chain.The Greenpeace activists used boats to reach the 228m long Stena Carron drill ship, anchored a mile...
Bob Watson warns on embedded carbon emissionsFriends of the Earth- England, Wales and N.Ireland. | 03 Sep 2010
Responding to the comments of Professor Bob Watson on the increase in carbon emissions in the UK over the last two decades, Mike Childs, Head of Climate at Friends of the Earth, said: "Professor Watson is right that if we include the import of products the carbon footprint of the UK has been steadily increasing rather than declining.