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Archive For November 29, 2019

Climate change sceptic questions candidates at city election hustings

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A climate change-focused election hustings in Norwich was punctuated by climate scepticism from a spectator.

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New commission to reduce carbon emissions in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire approved

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A Cambridgeshire and Peterborough independent commission on climate change will be established to advise the county’s public authorities and businesses on how to reduce carbon emissions.

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Extinction Rebellion Cambridge block Grand Arcade car park entrance with pink boat

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The Black Friday protest will continue for the “remainder of the day”.

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Live updates as Extinction Rebellion Black Friday protest shuts down city centre car park

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The roadblock will be in place for three hours

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Dispute between Cambridge Zero Carbon Society and Cambridge Zero intensifies

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Dispute between Cambridge Zero Carbon Society and Cambridge Zero intensifies

Climate campaigners protested the launch of Cambridge Zero this week but attracted criticism for accusations made about the programme’s director

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‘It was their choice’ – councillor defends decision not to declare climate emergency

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A Norfolk councillor has defended the council’s decision not to declare a climate emergency after being quizzed on the decision.

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Lake on recycling site in Peterborough will be drained and filled with waste

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A plan to drain a lake at the eastern end of Dogsthorpe landfill site in Peterborough and fill it with waste has been approved by city councillors.

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Bulletins from the Frontline: St Neots, 28th November 2019

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Bulletins from the Frontline: St Neots, 28th November 2019

A Climate Emergency was declared by St Neots Town Council on February 26th 2019, along with a commitment to work towards carbon zero – as an organisation – by 2030. A working group of interested councillors and residents was formed to report back within 6 months, on how to achieve this. Local company Energise, which…

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Scientists declare climate emergency

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December 2019: An interdisciplinary and international coalition of scientists have declared a climate emergency and are calling on decision-makers to act on climate change. The paper sets out clear interventions and identifies energy, short-lived pollutants, nature, food, economy, and population size as primary domains for intervention.

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Recycling plastic waste

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December 2019: Developments in steam cracking and pressure technology now enable the production of ‘virgin’ quality plastics from recycled plastic waste. This could allow for plastic manufacturing sites to transition to plastic collection and refineries within the framework of their existing infrastructures.

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