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Greens denied 'major party' status by Ofcom

News Feed - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 09:23

Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett has responded furiously to the decision by Ofcom to exclude the Greens from its list of 'major parties' ahead of the General Election in May, claiming that it 'risks doing damage to British democracy.'

Boris brings Underground into 21st century with low-carbon investment

News Feed - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 08:27

London's infamous Tube network will become more energy efficient under new plans to transform Greenwich Power Station into a combined heat and power plant with new gas engines that are cleaner, quieter and up to 90% more efficient.

Truss backs GM crops despite strong opposition

News Feed - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:53

Environment Secretary Liz Truss has thrown her weight behind genetically modified (GM) food, saying the technology can have a positive environmental impact.

Green vehicle demand revs up as electric car sales quadruple

News Feed - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:28

There has been a 'remarkable surge' in demand for ultra-low emission vehicles in the UK, with sales of plug-in hybrid cars increasing four-fold in 2014.

VIDEO: Bill Gates backs human waste to water project

News Feed - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 06:18

A recent visit to 'a new kind of sewage treatment plant' saw Microsoft founder Bill Gates drink water procured from human waste, which the business magnate described as a 'delicious' and affordable way to improve sanitation in poor countries.

World fossil fuel reserves must stay in the ground, study says

News Feed - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:04

The majority of the world's fossil fuels must not be burned if we are to stay within the 2°C global warming target, a new study has warned.

Wind power remains 'crucial' to UK energy security, Government insists

News Feed - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 04:49

The UK Government has responded to an article in the Daily Mail which claims that producing electricity from offshore wind costs nearly twice as much as coal and gas-fired power stations.
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