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Fracking Protests Show Opposition to Shale Gas

Small communities feel threatened as UK Government gives shale gas companies tax break There have been anti-fracking protests this week from people in the West Sussex village of Balcombe, which highlighted the unease that people living near the drilling sites have about this controversial process for extracting trapped gas from underground shale rock. Essentially fracking […]

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Electric Motor Racing Comes to City Streets

Formula E World Championship to Launch in 2014 Motor racing and ecology rarely go together. Saving the planet and burning huge amounts of fossil fuels to hurtle in circles very fast seem to be at opposite ends of the spectrum. However the lure of the new has made the FIA, the Formula One governing body, […]

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Green Business Successes

Indicators show the new economy is outperforming the old Green businesses do better in times of economic crises than “conventional” firms. There seems to be increasing evidence for this. In the UK the CBI reported that over a third of the economic growth in 2011-2012 came from “green business”, outperforming other industry areas. According to […]

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Fieldpower Organics Signposts the way to Zero-Carbon Farming

“I ain’t no farmer”, says Paul Sousek, “I had a long career in market research, but when I discovered Peak Oil in 2004 I decided to quit my job and invest my family savings in agricultural land.” Paul, in his Cottage Farm in the west of England, is now a leading small-scale organic farmer, calling […]

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