Climate change

Three things the government must do to end the peat scandal

Paul de Zylva28 May 2024

If the government wants other nations to step up to the climate and ecological crises, it must show a clean pair of hands on peat.

List of data sources used in renewable energy mapping

24 May 2024173 kB XLSX file

A list of the data sources Friends of the Earth used for its mapping of 'most suitable' sites for onshore wind and solar farms in England.

Full data analysis: England's onshore renewable energy potential

09 Apr 2024113 kB XLSX file

Download the spreadsheet containing our full data analysis on England's potential for onshore renewable energy.

How England can produce more onshore renewable energy fast

09 Apr 2024

New analysis shows England has the space to become a green energy superpower. Find out how much and where new onshore wind and solar energy could be generated.

Friends of the Earth’s demands for the general election

07 Nov 2023

We're demanding urgent climate and nature action from all political parties. Find out what we're calling for them to commit to in their election manifestos.

Urban cooling by trees and green spaces - research findings

12 Jul 202317.84 MB PDF file

New research for 5 English cities shows that trees and green spaces cool some neighbourhoods by up to 5 degrees. This research document includes heat maps for these cities, alongside a description of the cooling provided and the research methodology used.

As the planet burns, government climate plans go backwards

Mike Childs07 Jul 2023

Mike Childs, Head of Science, Policy and Research, explains the Climate Change Committee’s 2023 report and why we're challenging UK carbon reduction plans.

Data on neighbourhoods, flooding and social vulnerability

30 Apr 20232.66 MB XLSX file

This spreadsheet provides data by neighbourhoods (LSOAs) in England and Wales on their exposure to flood risk and whether the population is particularly socially vulnerable to flooding.

Is flooding in England getting worse?

Mike Childs29 Apr 2023

This briefing examines why so many more homes are threatened by flood water, where they are and what we can do to manage flood risk.

Is flooding in Wales getting worse?

Mike Childs29 Apr 2023

This briefing examines why so many more homes are threatened by flood water, where they are and what we can do to manage flood risk.

Spreadsheet of fuel poverty hotspots by neighbourhood

20 Mar 20231.22 MB XLSX file

Friends of the Earth has identified the neighbourhoods where fuel poverty will be most concentrated in 2023 (fuel poverty hotspots). This spreadsheet lists all neighbourhoods in England and Wales and identifies which are fuel poverty hotspots.

Spreadsheet of fuel poverty hotspots by local authority

20 Mar 202329 kB XLSX file

Friends of the Earth has identified neighbourhoods where fuel poverty will be concentrated in 2023 (fuel poverty hotspots). The number of these by local authority area is identified within this spreadsheet.

Securing warm homes that don’t cost the Earth

01 Feb 2023

The energy crisis demands policy changes. Find out why we’re calling for additional financial support, insulation and a transformation of our energy system.

Where are the coldest neighbourhoods?

08 Dec 2022

Narrowing down our recent identification of 9,000 energy crisis hotspots, we’ve now identified 1,000 of the coldest neighbourhoods in England and Wales. Find out how we did this, who lives there and what the solutions are.

Spreadsheet listing coldest neighbourhoods

08 Dec 2022200 kB XLSX file

A spreadsheet of the 100 coldest neighbourhoods in each English region and in Wales, based on a deeper analysis of neighbourhoods previously identified as energy crisis hotspots.