Islington Council has warned the government must “step up” in the production of decarbonised electricity, so the borough can meet its goal of net zero carbon by 2030, to help avert a climate catastrophe.
Extinction Rebellion (XR) protesters have vacated Highbury Corner where they had set up home in the treetops for the past three weeks - but Islington Council’s plans to chop them down to make way for a block of flats have been thwarted yet again after another protest group took their place.
More than 70 NHS doctors have called on the Prime Minister to pull the plug on plans to build a new incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste, claiming he could save more lives than they all would in their entire careers if he prevents the toxic emissions it would belch out.
Islington Council’s new scheme for residents to brighten up their streets with boxed planters has been branded “prohibitively expensive”, with the cost to have a small plant pot on the pavement clocking in at £630 a year.
Extinction Rebellion campaigners from Islington tied a thousand origami cranes around the pillars of the Bank of England today, to symbolise hope as they called for a green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Greenpeace’s boss has avoided a jail sentence, but the eco campaign group has been whacked with an £80,000 fine for trying to stop BP drilling for new oil at a field the government unlawfully granted a permit for.
The head of the project to rebuild an incinerator to burn all of north London’s waste refused MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith’s request today that he carry out a cost review of the £1.2bn project, even though its cost has doubled since last July.