Climate Change

City of London buys into new Dorset solar farm to help power Square Mile

November 18, 2020

City Corporation signs £40m deal with French renewables firm Voltalia to ensure green energy supply The City of London last month set out new climate targets to become carbon neutral by 2040. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Thousands of solar panels in the Dorset countryside will soon help power Britain’s historic financial centre under a new […]

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Extinction Rebellion hangs climate poppy wreath on Cenotaph on Remembrance Day

November 11, 2020

Extinction Rebellion has staged a climate change protest at the Cenotaph just hours before Remembrance Day ceremonies are due to take place. The protesters hung a banner that reads ‘Honour Their Sacrifice, Climate Change Means War’ and lay their own wreath of poppies on the memorial. The poppies were decorated with the words ‘climate change […]

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At least 90 arrested as Extinction Rebellion kick off weeks of disruption

September 1, 2020

Dozens of people have been arrested after Extinction Rebellion protesters blocked a road near the Houses of Parliament. The campaigners sat in the middle of the road next to Parliament Square to stop traffic. Dozens of police officers swooped in to carry them away to vans parked nearby, while the rest of the group danced, […]

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Streets shut and protests planned in 10 days of climate chaos Extinction Rebellion demos

September 1, 2020

Ten days of climate change demonstrations have begun as Extinction Rebellion (XR) take to the streets across the UK. XR protesters have already closed off Oxford Street in Manchester city centre with more stunts planned for London later today. The Metropolitan Police has imposed conditions against any protests in the capital, allowing gatherings only on […]

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