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Frack Barclays

Barclays fraclicious cocktail

Between 12pm and 4pm on 29 October Barclays Frackelicious Cocktail Bar will be open for business outside Barclays Bank, Working Street, Cardiff. It will serve a cocktail of fracking chemicals mixed with drinking water to members of the public.

Cardiff incinerator expansion exhibition

Chimney belching black smoke

Viridor want to change the existing planning permission to increase the maximum limit of waste that can be processed at the Cardiff incinerator from 350,000 tonnes per annum to 425,000 tonnes per annum. This would allow them to import waste from Swansea and West Wales.

The exhibition is at the Moorland Community Centre, Moorland Road, Splott, Cardiff CF24 2LG 1630-2000 hours.

Tell your MP to save solar energy in the UK

A family with solar panels on their house

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The Government have announced plans to remove all support for solar, putting real jobs and vital progress on clean energy at risk.

Without urgent action:

Stop the government's attack on solar energy

Men installing solar panels

Photo: Friends of the Earth

 

The Government wants to stop communities switching to clean solar energy to tackle climate change.

Schools, hospitals, and businesses have been installing solar panels and getting free energy from the sun.

But now the Government wants to stop all new solar projects.

Help us stop the Government’s attack on clean energy.

Free Vadim Shebanov

Man being led away by two riot policemen

Photo: Friends of the Earth Ukraine/Зелений світ.

Cardiff incinerator court case

Chimney belching smoke

Barrister Alex Goodman told the Cardiff High Court that Cardiff council must “quash” their decisions that allowed Viridor to start building their incinerator because they were taken unlawfully.

Environment Bill may stop incinerator contract

Black waste bags containing recyclable items

The Prosiect Gwyrdd contract to burn waste in Viridor’s Cardiff incinerator may be stopped by the Environment Bill. The council was due to be sign an expensive 25-year contract with Viridor at the end of September, but it is threatened by the draft Bill which was published on 23rd October.

Donate to help victims of Typhoon Haiyan

People walking past wreckage and felled trees

An estimated 10,000 people are feared to have been killed by Typhoon Haiyan that hit the Philippines. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and as many as 10 million affected. The survivor's most urgent needs are for water, food and shelter.

Cardiff Council waste collection consultation

Black waste bags

The Welsh Government has set a 70 per cent waste diversion target for councils to achieve by 2025. While councils in Wales have achieved significant increases in the amount of waste diverted they still have some way to go to achieve the target.

Recent research by Cardiff Council has found that half of the materials in residual (black bag) waste in some areas could have been recycled.

Tell the Peers to vote for clean energy

Peers standing in front of the House of Lords with a sign saying vote for clean power

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George Osborne wants massive tax breaks for fracking and the relaxation of planning rules.

When the Energy Bill was in the House of Commons, huge numbers of emails, letters, meetings & phone calls from people supporting a a clean power target convinced a group of Government MPs to rebel. The amendment was rejected by just a few votes.

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