May 2016

Fracking

This week North Yorkshire County Council voted 7-4 in favour of Third Energy’s application to extract shale gas by fracking at a site near Kirby Misperton in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. It’s been five years since the last fracking project was halted due to earth tremors and you get the impression that the Government is champing at the bit to approve projects ever since. The decision was controversial with 4,300 objections

Where does my household waste go

No matter what your political persuasion, most of us get the benefits of recycling: reducing the amount of material being sent to landfill and putting valuable resources back into the world to be reused saving further energy and resources. Where the author lives in Warwickshire in the UK, we have three separate bins for household waste: A black bin for non-recylable waste. A blue top bin for anything recyclable such

Germany renewable production

On Sunday May 8th, at 11 a.m. local time, the total output of German solar, wind, hydropower, and biomass reached 55 gigawatts (GW), just short of the 58 GW consumed by every light bulb, washing machine, water heater and personal computer humming away on Sunday morning. According to Agora Energiewende, a German clean energy think tank, this 90% figure is a new record and a major milestone in Germany’s long term

New version of the eco-friendly info blog

We have now resurrected our old ECO Arcade blog which comprised a mix of rants, dicussion articles and news on environmental protection, sustainability and eco-consumerism The objective of this blog is helping readers learn about the environment and find products and services that will help them. We are sponsored by the ECO Arcade website so will occasionally feature blog posting that are thinly veiled advertisments for the eco-friendly gifts and