Industry reacts to Scotland’s fracking ban

The Scottish Government’s decision to ban fracking is a “blow” to the country. That’s the view of petrochemicals giant INEOS, which believes Scotland will miss out on economic and employment benefits “that will be enjoyed by the rest of the UK”, including an estimated 3,100 Scottish jobs. Tom Pickering, Operations Director at INEOS Shale said: […]

Coca-Cola’s plastic bottle production ‘up by a billion’

Coca-Cola has allegedly increased its production of single use plastic bottles by more than a billion a year. That’s according to Greenpeace, which also claims the company didn’t disclose information about how much plastic packaging it uses but its analysis found a huge increase from 2015/16. It adds Coca-Cola’s total production of single-use plastic bottles […]

‘Pirates’ for the planet arrested after VW diesel protest

Two Greenpeace activists have been arrested after boarding a cargo ship in an attempt to block the transportation of Volkswagen’s (VW) diesel cars to the UK. Clean air campaigners in kayaks and boats scaled the 23,500-tonne vessel in the Thames Estuary yesterday morning to protest the manufacturer’s continued sale of diesel vehicles, which they say […]

UK to ban new petrol and diesel cars from 2040

New diesel and petrol vehicles are to be banned in the UK from 2040 in a bid to fight air pollution. It is part of the government’s clean air strategy, with today’s announcement focused on delivering nitrogen dioxide (NO2) compliance. The UK is one of 17 EU countries breaching annual targets for NO2, which the […]

Protesters block access to Lancashire fracking site

Environmental campaigners have today blocked the entrance to a fracking site in Lancashire. Along with Greenpeace, 10 protesters are stopping work at the Preston New Road facility by linking their arms together inside reinforced yellow blocks, adorned with the Lancashire rose, to shut down any access from the road. They hope preventing lorries accessing the site will add to the major delays already […]

Environmental groups sue Norway over Arctic oil drilling

Greenpeace is taking legal action against the Norwegian Government for allowing oil companies to drill in the Arctic. The environmental group, alongside Nature and Youth, stated in the lawsuit that Norway has violated the Paris Agreement and the people’s constitutional right to a healthy and safe environment for future generations. Earlier this year, the Norwegian Ministry of […]

Anti-Hinkley voices remain defiant

  Hinkley Point C does not make financial or environmental sense and should not go ahead despite approval from the UK Government. That’s the view of campaigners from Greenpeace and Stop Hinkley, who went to 10 Downing Street yesterday to deliver a petition, signed by 300,000 people, calling for the cancellation of the nuclear project. […]

Activists scale Nelson’s Column against air pollution

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Greenpeace ‘fracks’ Parliament Square

Protestors have set up a 10-metre mock fracking rig and drill in London’s Parliament Square. Greenpeace installed the rig in Westminster today to coincide with the first day of the Planning Inspectorate’s public inquiry into whether fracking will be allowed in Lancashire. The rig emits a flame which is being fired up every hour using […]

Indian village powered 100% by solar

A village in India is being powered 100% by solar energy. Dharnai, a village in Bihar, has installed a 100KW solar array which generates enough electricity to power more than 450 properties. Greenpeace claims the village had no access to electricity before it installed the solar microgrid alongside two NGOs. Around 70KW of the power generated is used […]