On 16th June 2020, the UK came to the end of a 67-day, 22-hour, 55-minute coal-free streak, a remarkable period which saw us go for over two months without using any coal-fired power for the first time since the Industrial Revolution.
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world on its head. Lockdown initiatives have demonstrated just how quickly we can move to create big changes in our society and the way we live our lives.
So what lessons have we learnt? And how can we apply this to fight against climate change? Is there another way to live?
Octopus Energy have sold off a 20 per cent stake to Origin Energy, an Australian power group that owns a large coal-fired power station and exports natural gas leaving Friends of the Earth no choice to end their relationship with the energy company on ethical grounds.
We care very deeply about what’s going on in the world, not just on our own doorstep. As coronavirus sweeps the globe, we want to update you on some of the ways we’ve been pitching in – like many others – to help. From supporting our team and communities, to providing food and housing to key workers.
The world is in lockdown and it’s dramatically affecting the climate. The lockdowns put in place to try and slow the spread of COVID-19 are having remarkable effects on the climate.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of World Earth Day. We thought we’d mark the day by highlighting the threat to bee populations all over the world but especially here in the U.K.
We’ve even attached a handy printable guide to building a bee hotel in your garden. It makes a great place to create a nesting and foraging habitat for bees.
The first edition of our Partner of the Month blogs, we have joined with Friends of the Earth to bring you... Climate emergency: what’s the plan? - We're in danger of going past points of no return: tipping points that will accelerate global warming and cause an irreversible collapse of natural systems that we depend on as well as causing significant harm to millions of people, now and in the future.
Many of us are suffering mental health effects from worrying about the climate crisis. Climate change is all around us. Both locally and globally, it can feel difficult to escape the bad news. So what can you do to fight eco anxiety? Here's some things we think can help.