Energy

The role of hydrogen in our future

Mike Childs21 Apr 2020

Hydrogen fuel has long been hailed as the silver bullet that will free us from fossil fuels, but it's time for a reality check on its production and use in a low-carbon economy .

Budget exacerbates climate breakdown

Mike Childs06 Mar 2020

We set ten tests for the Budget - just how well did the new Chancellor do?

Can achieving net zero in Global Britain ever be fair to everyone?

Kierra Box, Trade campaigner06 Nov 2019

Kierra Box asks whether a net zero UK can save us from the climate emergency and also be fair to everyone.

Court order quashes fracking policy

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.

UK Coal – why the government mustn't dig us into a hole

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.

Making the polluter pay for the transition to net zero

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.

33 actions local authorities can take on climate change

19 Mar 2019

Despite cutbacks there is still a lot local authorities can do on climate change

How the gas industry is trying to kill eco heating

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.

Nuclear energy: our position

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.