Mike Childs01 Oct 2019
Parish and town councils may not be as powerful as local authorities but they can “do their bit” in addressing the climate and nature emergency and be a force for change.
03 Jun 2019
A recent ruling by a High Court judge has huge significance both for those fighting fracking applications and for planning authorities and communities looking to prepare climate-friendly, resilient plans and policies.
Faster, deeper and fairer carbon pollution cuts than those recommended by the Committee on Climate Change are possible and necessary.
21 May 2019
New onshore wind turbines cannot receive planning permission unless an area is identified as suitable for wind energy in a local or neighbourhood plan.
10 May 2019
The government is about to decide on planning permission for a coal mine at Druridge Bay. It must say no. We've already got more than enough coal for power generation.
24 Mar 2019
Should the fossil fuel industry fund the transition to zero carbon? In the UK they cause around £44 billion worth of damage each year.
19 Mar 2019
Despite cutbacks there is still a lot local authorities can do on climate change
Mike Childs21 Feb 2019
The gas industry wants to increase the UK’s consumption of natural gas. And it's come up with a cunning plan.
13 Nov 2018
Why we need to reduce global warming greenhouse gases rapidly: Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland's position.
Mike Childs01 Aug 2018
The UK should use renewable energy to heat homes and businesses. It should do that through electric heating backed up by renewably-produced hydrogen.
27 Nov 2017
We need low-carbon energy. But renewables like wind and solar, and energy efficiency are better than nuclear power: Friends of the Earth's position.
09 Oct 20141.13 MB PDF file
We need a completely different approach to housing. Housing policy is neither providing affordable quality homes, nor protecting ecosystem services.
14 Sep 20122.24 MB PDF file
Powering the UK with renewables – and without nuclear energy.
Marmot Review Team01 May 2011650 kB PDF fileDirect download
Making the case for aligning the environmental and health benefits of reducing fuel poverty and improving the thermal efficiency of UK housing stock.
11 Feb 201145 kB PDF file
In 2010 the government abolished the National Performance Framework (NPF). We examine the impact on the ability of local authorities to cut carbon emissions.