Category Archives: Buying Green

Contract Electric Car

Photograph: EPA via the Independent It seems that Gordon Brown is coming over all credible with his green attitude.  He is “embracing the electric car revolution” and plans to encourage the car industry to mass-produce electrically powered cars, right here in … Continue reading

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The Vespa electric

The Powascooter PS168, a bike which aims to become the Vespa of the 21st century, is an electric scooter. Fed up with high petrol/gas prices, traffic jams, high car taxes and parking charges then this transport option maybe for you. … Continue reading

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UK citizens want action on environment – but don’t want to pay for it.

Guardian Environment reports today on a Guardian/ICM poll which shows that taking action against climate change matters more than tackling the global economic downturn. When asked whether tackling the environment or the economy – given global economic problems – should … Continue reading

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Sunday Times Top 50 Best Green Companies

“The Sunday Times Best Green Companies Awards is a project designed to encourage, acknowledge and publicise businesses and other organisations, which are striving to improve their environmental performance. The 50 companies listed in this report are all pioneers – enterprising, … Continue reading

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Bottled Water: Morally Indefensible?

  So says Environment Minister Phil Woolas.  Bottled-water bashing is nothing new but it’s raised its head again and it’s now a Labour MP who is attacking the dirty habit. He said it was daft that six million litres of … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi’s ‘green’ city.

BBC article. Abu Dhabi has started to build what it says is the world’s first zero-carbon, zero-waste car-free city. Masdar City will cost $22bn (£11.3bn), take eight years to build and be home to 50,000 people and 1,500 businesses. The … Continue reading

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EU to Hold an Investigation into Supermarket Dominance

Cheap food doesn’t actually come cheap.  Not for some anyway. A proposal put forward by Euro MP Caroline Lucas to hold an investigation into supermarket dominance has been approved by the European Union.  Caroline has been lobbying Brussels to examine the impacts … Continue reading

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