Climate and Energy

Frack Barclays day of action

Fracking protest outside Barclays Bank Cardiff

Cardiff Friends of the Earth and Cardiff People and Planet on Saturday called on Barclays bank to stop funding fracking in the UK.

Local residents and campaigners protested outside Barclays bank, Working Street, Cardiff. This was part of a national week of action calling for Barclays to end their investments in fossil fuels.

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.

Speak Up week of action

Welsh National Assembly building and Speak Up logo

We need strong cross-party agreement on climate action. During the Speak Up week of action thousands of people around the country will be meeting their MPs and AMs to let them know how important it is to tackle climate change.

Visit to Radyr Weir hydroelectric scheme

John and Chris standing in front of the turbines at Radyr Weir

Photo: Alex Powell, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

On Sunday members of the group went on a cycle ride to visit the new hydroelectric scheme on the River Taff at Radyr Weir.

Cardiff County council have installed two Archimedean Screw generators at the weir that can produce a maximum of 391kW, enough electricity to power 550 homes. Each turbine is 4 meters in diameter and 10 meters in length.

Our food causes climate change

Cheese burger

Food is the biggest single cause of climate change.

Meat production creates more emissions than all the cars, planes, trains, and ships in the world put together.

To fix this we need to change what we eat.

Tell the Government to leave coal in the ground

Pile of coal in front of a tree

On Friday, UK ministers will sign the Paris Agreement on climate change. But they’re still letting opencast mines dig up huge amounts of coal.

If the Government is serious about tackling climate change, it must stop companies digging up yet more coal.

For every person who signs our petition, we’ll deliver a lump of coal to the Government to remind them of what they need to do.

Actor Mark Ruffalo's message on fracking to David Cameron

Mark Ruffalo holding a sign saying Don't frack Britain

Photo: © Friends of the Earth

Hollywood star, Mark Ruffalo, was a powerful voice in the successful campaign for a ban on fracking in New York State.

He has travelled around Pennsylvania to meet people suffering the impacts of fracking.

Government plans to force fracking on English communities

Activists with sign saying no to dirty fracking, yes to clean solar

Photo: Friends of the Earth

Local people's input to decisions about fracking in England could be restricted to the colour of the gates according to a leaked letter written by Government Ministers.

Stop coal mining at Nant Llesg

Mock funeral procession protesting about opencast coal

Photo: United Valleys Action Group

Coal mining company Miller Argent is making a grab for common land near Merthyr Tydfil, so it can create a massive opencast coal mine.

Last summer, thousands of people objected to Miller Argent’s planning application to dig up six million tonnes of coal at Nant Llesg.

Tell David Cameron to protect the UK from flooding

Street flooded submerging cars

After Storm Desmond and Storm Eva caused havoc and misery to thousands across the country, Storm Frank swept over the country leaving huge areas underwater.

These storms have caused devastating floods with Cumbria, Lancashire, and Yorkshire particularly affected.

As the effects of climate change get worse. As global temperatures go up, rainfall will increase and sea levels will rise. We can expect severe flooding more often as a result.

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