These Students Are Saving The World... By Urinating

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of the West of England (also known as ironically UWE) in Bristol are doing their bit for environment - by emptying their bl...

Biofuels - A Burning Issue

Paul Brannen | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Brannen

There is a place for biofuels in EU agriculture, transport and environment policies, but we have to get it right. Labour MEPs are clear that any European support for biofuels should not take precedence over sources of food, environmental protection or land rights.

How Is This Young Entrepreneur Cooking Up A Storm?

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Vincent Breslin's entrepreneurial skills were recognised early on when in his teens he invented a treasure hunt game in Ireland, earning him an "entre...

Lucy Sherriff

Meet The Young Entrepreneur Making Biofuel From Coffee | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Why start your own business? There was very little thought in whether or not I could start my own business. For me, this was a very clear and natural...

Is a World Powered by Renewable Energy Possible?

Frontier | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Ever pressing environmental changes; soaring temperatures, rising sea levels and depleting natural resources, means that sustainability is not just something to be talked about hypothetically over the dinner table. It needs to happen, and soon.

Should Food Feed People or Cars?

Richard C.W. Miller | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK
Richard C.W. Miller

There is plenty of science, including from the European Commission, proving that many types of biofuels are actually worse for the climate than the fossil fuels they were meant to replace. The green argument for biofuels simply doesn't hold up.

The G8: Burning Enough Food to Feed Half the World's Hungry

Melanie Ward | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

Over in Brussels, a heated debate is underway about a sensible new proposal to cap the amount of food that is burnt as biofuels. But so far, a number of European energy and environment ministers including UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey cannot see the need for such a cap.

We Know How to End Hunger - Let's Start Now

Richard C.W. Miller | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Politics
Richard C.W. Miller

The UK, as one of the richest countries in the world, has the power and resources to act both at home and abroad. We do not have to choose between the two. And, central to the IF Campaign, we must also tackle some of the systemic causes of hunger.

Rising Food Prices: It's Time to Stop Burning Food as Fuel

Melanie Ward | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

The biofuel in British petrol tanks could feed 10million people; across the EU biofuels could feed 185million people. This 'perfect storm' of declining supplies from climate change and rising demand from biofuels has dire consequences.

What Should a World of Nine Billion People Look Like?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK
Stephan B. Tanda

This week we celebrate World Food Day. This is an opportune moment to address the question - what should a world of 9 billion people look like? This is the single most important question that we face today.

Biofuels Are Causing Misery for Millions and Costing UK Consumers

Ruth Kelly | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
Ruth Kelly

They were touted as the solution to climate change but they have ended up making it worse, depriving millions of people of food, land and water - and UK consumers are paying the price at the pump. Replacing fossil fuels with biofuels has backfired and only big business is benefitting.

Food Glorious Food

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

It's never possible to attribute a single event to climate change, but there's been a long-term trend of increasing frequency and severity of droughts recently. Last year, East Africa suffered the worst drought in 60 years, putting millions of lives at risk, and tens of thousands are believed to have died before aid arrived.

Biofuel Mandates Push Food Prices to Catastrophic Levels

Lucia Fry | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Politics
Lucia Fry

Let me ask you a question. If you had nothing left in your larder apart from one meagre ingredient, would you use it to feed your family, or turn it into petrol to fuel your car? The answer seems pretty clear to me.

If Cameron Can't Stop the Hippos...

Meredith Alexander | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Politics
Meredith Alexander

As next week's G20 summit approaches, David Cameron will be heading off to Mexico to join other world leaders in discussions on how to stop the food crisis that already means Fatou is just one of a billion people going hungry.

Renewable Energy's Achilles Heel

Meredith Alexander | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Politics
Meredith Alexander

Contrary to initial hopes that biofuels would help us tackle climate change, the UK's planned use of biofuels will make climate change worse by increasing UK greenhouse gas emissions. This will potentially having the same effect as adding - yes adding - another six million cars to Britain's roads.

Biofuels: Putting Developing Countries on the Road to Greater Hardship

Melanie Ward | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK Politics
Melanie Ward

I am writing this blog from Tanzania where, on Friday I met some villagers from Kisarawe, which is a three-hour drive north west of Dar es Salaam. The villagers have been affected by a massive landgrab by a British company called Sun Biofuels.

Michael Rundle

Biofuels Fail To Take Flight | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK

Carbon-emission campaigners are rarely given such a gift: the UK's first commercial flight powered by sustainable biofuels, criticised by some for bei...

Cows 'Could Be Renewable Energy Key'

Press Associaton | Press Association | Posted 24.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A cow's stomach could hold the key to creating more environmentally friendly versions of petrol and diesel, according to scientis...