Sunak to focus on carbon capture and mini-nuclear reactors in energy policy
An energy security strategy will be launched “shortly”, Rishi Sunak has promised, with a focus on ramping up carbon capture and small modular reactors to develop homegrown energy and meet net zero commitments.Energiepolitik Grossbrit.
** RECOMMENDED READING ** How the UK transformed its electricity supply in just a decade
The interactive map is based on six separate data sources processed and then combined using bespoke Python code. While all attempts have been made to capture as complete a picture as possible of the UK electricity system, the overlapping and often incomplete data sources make this challenging.Energiewende Grossbrit.
In the global race to dominate green technology, Britain is still tying its shoelaces
The United States is out of the blocks. The European Union is hurrying along the track. China is competing too. Here in dear old blighty, we are not even at the starting line. While others are dashing towards the horizon, the UK still hasn’t tied its laces.Handel Grossbrit.
Greenpeace protesters board Shell platform bound for Shetland
Greenpeace protesters have boarded a Shell floating oil platform which is being transported over 12,000 nautical miles to the Shetland Islands with signs demanding that the fossil fuel giant “Stop drilling – start paying”.ziviler Ungehors. foss. Energie Grossbrit.
Extinction Rebellion: "Wir hören auf"
Die Klimabewegung kann Schlagzeilen. Das bewies Extinction Rebellion in Großbritannien wieder mal am Neujahrstag. In großen weißen Buchstaben auf schwarzem Untergrund verkündeten die Aktivist:innen auf Twitter: "We quit" ("Wir hören auf").ziviler Ungehors. Grossbrit. Ext. Rebellion | Renovate
UK government faces legal action against new coalmine in Cumbria
Friends of the Earth has said it will take legal action against the UK government after ministers granted planning permission for a new coalmine in Cumbria. The environmental campaign group said it would file its claim against the fossil fuel extraction project later this month.Kohle Grossbrit.
Richest people in UK ‘use more energy flying’ than poorest do overall
The wealthiest people in the UK burn through more energy flying than the poorest use in every aspect of their lives, according to new research. The analysis of data from 2019 highlights “significant inequalities” in energy use across the country.Luftfahrt soziale Gerechtigkeit Grossbrit.
UK coal mine approval sparks global fury and hypocrisy claims
The UK government’s approval of its first new coal mine in 30 years has sparked international outrage. After more than three years of debate, communities minister Michael Gove approved the Whitehaven coal mine on Wednesday, based on the top planning official’s recommendation.Kohle Grossbrit.
Britische Regierung schreibt E-Ladestationen bei Neubauten vor
Die britische Regierung hat eine Vorschrift von E-Ladestationen bei Neubauten beschlossen. Dies teilte der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson am Montag (22. 11.) mit. Mit einer Pflicht für Elektro-Ladestationen bei Neubauten will Grossbritannien die E-Mobilität vorantreiben.elektr. Fahrzeuge Verkehr Grossbrit.
Government to unveil crackdown on climate activism and strike action
Ministers are pressing ahead with a dual crackdown on climate protests and strike action, a controversial move that followed a day of direct action in London including clashes with the public and milk poured on the floor of Harrods.ziviler Ungehors. Grossbrit. Ext. Rebellion | Renovate
The Contradictions of Climate Activism
On Friday morning two young women approached Vincent van Gogh’s “Sunflowers,” on display in the National Gallery in London, and hurled tomato soup across the blooms, before gluing themselves to the gallery wall.ziviler Ungehors. Grossbrit. Ext. Rebellion | Renovate
** RECOMMENDED READING ** Environmental destruction is part of Liz Truss’s plan
The ecological destruction Liz Truss plans to unleash on this country is not collateral damage. It is not a byproduct of her economic programme. It’s a mark of true faith, a sign that she is following her ideology to the letter.Anti-Klima-Lobby Grossbrit.
‘I was told I was a complete idiot’ about organic farming, Charles said in last speech before becoming king
King Charles III said he was thought of as a “complete idiot” for wanting to farm organically, but was proved right over his concerns about the impact of the of the use antibiotics in conventional agriculture.Landw. & Ernährung Grossbrit.
Liz Truss must publish review on fracking, say green campaigners
Liz Truss must publish a recently completed review on fracking in the UK, green campaigners have urged, amid speculation the new prime minister plans a U-turn that would lift the moratorium on shale gas drilling.foss. Energie Grossbrit.
Britain appoints Rees-Mogg, who dismissed climate change risks, to energy role
LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Britain appointed lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, who has expressed scepticism about the need to fight climate change as the new business secretary, raising concerns that he could delay the target of reducing net zero emissions by 2050.Grossbrit.
* HITZE & DÜRRE * Extreme Trockenheit - Dürre-Notstand in Teilen Englands ausgerufen
In Teilen Englands haben die Umweltbehörden den Dürre-Notstand ausgerufen. Die Wasserversorger in den betroffenen Gebieten treffen Massnahmen gegen die Auswirkungen der anhaltenden Trockenheit.Trockenheit Europa Grossbrit.
* CANICULE * Plus de 40 degrés enregistrés au Royaume-Uni, un record historique
L'ONU a appelé mardi à une "prise de conscience" des dirigeants face aux vagues de chaleur comme celle que traverse actuellement l'Europe, qui sont appelées à devenir plus fréquentes à cause du changement climatique au moins jusque dans les années 2060.Hitze Grossbrit.
* HEATWAVE * How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’
The UK has provisionally breached 40C for the first time ever, reaching 40.2C at London Heathrow airport. Before this heatwave, temperatures of 40C had never even been forecast for the UK – let alone recorded.Hitze Grossbrit.
Satellites reveal widespread burning on England’s protected peatlands, despite government ban
The investigation revealed that widespread legal burning has continued on ecologically important English peatland since the new rules took effect, most of it on designated sites of special scientific interest (SSSIs) and other conservation areas.Grossbrit. Feuchtgebiete
Leak: EU mulls investment treaty exit as Japan blocks green reforms
Several European countries are pushing for the EU to exit the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) as Japan blocks green reforms, leaked diplomatic cables show. Coal, oil and gas companies have used the treaty to sue governments over the impact of climate policies.EU & EU Mitgl. foss. Energie Schweiz Grossbrit. Energiepolitik
Inside Just Stop Oil: the 'hooligan' climate protesters taking on the tankers – video
Damien Gayle, a Guardian environment correspondent, follows a group of climate activists as they try to paralyse the UK's fossil fuel distribution network. We film with him as the protesters break into oil terminals, glue themselves to the road, climb onboard oil tankers and let down their tyres.Grossbrit.
‘Lawless logging’ in DRC raises concerns over $500m forests deal signed by Boris Johnson
Environmental groups have raised concerns about a $500m (£380m) forest protection deal signed by Boris Johnson at Cop26, after a damning report into the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s “lawless” logging sector.Afrika Abholzung Grossbrit.
A Climate Warrior’s Journey From Summit Talks to Street Protests
After a high-profile career as an international lawyer and negotiator, Farhana Yamin decided “we cannot rely on lawyers and diplomats alone.”It took 20 minutes for police officers to unglue Farhana Yamin from Shell’s offices in London.It was April 2019 and Ms.Grossbrit.
Climate activists ‘disrupt supplies from three oil terminals in England’
Clean energy campaigners claim to have disrupted supplies from three oil terminals in the Midlands and south-east of England, as motorists complain that some petrol stations are running short of fuel.ziviler Ungehors. Grossbrit.
* UKRAINE WAR * Johnson hints oil and gas output must rise to cut UK dependence on Russian supplies
Boris Johnson has said the UK may have to increase domestic gas and oil production as a response to the need to wean the world off Russian resources, despite the opposition of climate campaigners and some scepticism in the cabinet.Konflikte foss. Energie Russland Grossbrit. Ukrainekrieg
UK urged not to abandon climate goals amid net zero row
Senior figures in climate diplomacy, including the key architect of the Paris climate agreement, have urged the UK government to maintain its commitments to climate action, amid escalating attacks intended to generate a “culture war” on the net zero target.Grossbrit.
Revealed: The 11 slides that finally convinced Boris Johnson about global warming
Last year, on the eve of the UK hosting COP26 in Glasgow, Johnson described tackling climate change as the country’s “number one international priority”. He also published a net-zero strategy and told other countries at the UN General Assembly to “grow up” when it comes to global warming.Grossbrit. Politikberatung
UK government sued over ‘pie-in-the-sky’ net-zero climate strategy
The UK government is being sued over its net zero climate strategy, which lawyers argue illegally fails to include the policies needed to deliver the promised cuts in emissions. Court papers were filed on Wednesday by ClientEarth (CE) and, separately, by Friends of the Earth (FoE).Grossbrit.