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Government introduces UK biofuel obligations without proper safeguards

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24 October, 2007

Petrol and diesel industry may be contributing to rainforest destruction

Responding to the introduction of the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) last night, Greenpeace forest campaigner Belinda Fletcher said:

Cod stocks begin to recover - Greenpeace response

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16 October, 2007

Responding to new research from the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) which suggests that North Sea cod stocks are beginning to recover, Oliver Knowles, oceans campaigner at Greenpeace said:

"It would a disaster for North Sea cod if the fishing industry took this news as an excuse to return to the devastating fishing levels we've seen in the past. In order to protect cod stocks for the long term, politicians need to act with the greatest possible caution on this new advice."

Knowles continued:

Government nuclear consultation reaches submission deadline - Greenpeace responds

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9 October, 2007

Environmental group says public "wilfully misled"; files official complaint over consultation process.

On the day before the Government's consultation on the future of nuclear power in the UK comes to an end, John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK said:

David Cameron's conference speech - Greenpeace reaction

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3 October, 2007

Commenting on David Cameron's conference speech in Blackpool today, John Sauven, Executive director of Greenpeace UK, said:

Woolworths to stop selling power crazy light bulbs within three years - Greenpeace reponse

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3 October, 2007

Greenpeace today congratulated the high street chain Woolworths after the group announced that power crazy, incandescent light bulbs would not be available in its stores by the end of 2010. From that date only highly efficient, compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs will be on sale.

Greenpeace on the Severn barrage

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1 October, 2007

Reacting to the news that the Sustainable Development Commission has endorsed plans for a tidal barrage across the Severn estuary, Greenpeace executive director John Sauven said:

Bush speech - Greenpeace response

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28 September, 2007

Responding to George Bush's speech at the Major Economies Meeting on Energy Security and Climate Change in Washington today (28th September), John Sauven, Executive director of Greenpeace UK said:

SDC report on tidal power - Greenpeace responds

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28 September, 2007

On Monday the Sustainable Development Commission will release its report on tidal power across the UK.

In the wake of a government announcement last Tuesday, it is widely expected that the SDC will recommend further detailed appraisal of a Severn Barrage project. Greenpeace has long supported renewable energy, including getting power from the tides if the environmental impacts can be minimised.

John Sauven, Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, said:

Government announces voluntary phase out of power crazy light bulbs by 2011: Greenpeace response

Last edited 27 September 2007 at 11:19am
27 September, 2007

Greenpeace today responded to a government initiative - which aims to remove a large portion of power crazy, incandescent light bulbs from sale by the end of 2011 - by demanding tougher action. While welcoming the fact that only compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) will be on sale at many major retail outlets across the UK from 2011, most major retailers, after a campaign by Greenpeace, have already promised to beat that date.

Manchester City Football Club, Greenpeace and Ecotricity join forces to fight climate change

Last edited 26 September 2007 at 4:00pm
26 September, 2007

The world's greenest football club – Manchester City – is teaming up with Greenpeace and leading green energy company Ecotricity to combat global warming.

The City of Manchester Stadium, which is set to be the first football ground in the world to be powered by green energy when they erect an 85 metre wind turbine, will broadcast a new film showing the solution to climate change on Thursday evening.

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