Friday, 31 January 2014

Saturday, 18 January 2014

UK government pushing the non-renewable agenda

Emails reveal UK helped shale gas industry manage fracking opposition.
What a surprise, the Government favours destructive energy sources and supports their friends who make money from them.

Green party MP Caroline Lucas said: "This is yet more evidence of the creepily cosy relationship between Decc and big energy. Apparently it's not enough to give fracking companies generous tax breaks, the government also has to help them with their PR. Instead of cheerleading for fracking, the government should be working with community and renewable energy to move us towards a low carbon future."

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Death by a thousand cuts

Plas Crug is an important green part of Aberystwyth (1937)

In the last post we rightly praised the value of trees in Plas Crug, Aberystwyth. And we didn't want to sully that post with anything negative. There was something on our minds though. Some loss of green spaces is dramatic, such as Ceredigion County Council letting the wildlife meadows on Cefn Llan be destroyed for expensive housing estates.

Cefn Llan meadows, Aberystwyth, before the Council gave 
permission for them to be destroyed in 2003. 
The last green area there is being built on at present.

However, it also occurs in small cuts here and there, little green areas being removed when roads or paths are widened and extended as the UK continues its plan to enable floodwaters to spread as widely as possible.

Monday, 6 January 2014

The importance of trees in Aberystwyth

A plaque in Plas Crug

Last month was part of National Tree Week. The Greener Aberystwyth Group worked with Ceredigion Council to plant an oak tree in Plas Crug Avenue in Aberystwyth. Excellent news!

Related good news: it was recently recognised that Plascrug Avenue trees have £28,000 worth of eco-impact (see this BBC article). It's wonderful to have further evidence to back up what environmentalists have been saying all along. Knowing this, Ceredigion County Council should require tree planting as part of all future planning applications.