06 Jul '11, 10pm

Blog: MEPs create climate of concern for Cameron: Tory MEPs climate vote undermines Cameron's green credibility

MEPs create climate of concern for Cameron Trying to unravel the complexities of voting in the European Parliament can be a tough job. It took us a while yesterday to get to the bottom of what happened when MEPs voted on a proposal to support tougher EU climate targets, and exactly who had voted for what. But when the dust had settled, it was clear that a proposal to support the EU unilaterally increasing its 2020 emissions reduction target from 20% to 30% had been defeated - and that the votes of Tory MEPs had been crucial. Government policy clearly supports the 30% EU target. But sixteen of the twenty-five Tory MEPs supported a key amendment that made tougher EU action dependent on what other nations do, thus voting against David Cameron's wishes. The amendment was passed by just nine votes, meaning the Tories had helped swing the outcome. Only two Conservative MEPs vote...

Full article: http://www.foe.co.uk/blog/eu_climate_31859.html

Tweets

MEPs reject target to cut EU emissions by 30% b...

businessgreen.com 05 Jul '11, 12pm

The European Parliament has today voted against raising the EU's emission reduction targets, from its current goal of redu...

Climate Skeptics Misunderstand Us, Too

Climate Skeptics Misunderstand Us, Too

desmogblog.com 06 Jul '11, 2pm

So recently, I’ve watched a few videos from the Heartland Institute conference on “Restoring the Scientific Method”—and it...

Green: Wooing Voters (or Not) With a Climate Pitch

green.blogs.nytimes.com 06 Jul '11, 10pm

Sometimes it’s just not prudent to bring up certain subjects in certain company. Don’t talk about going skydiving in front...

Wooing Voters (or Not) With a Climate Pitch

green.blogs.nytimes.com 06 Jul '11, 10pm

Sometimes it’s just not prudent to bring up certain subjects in certain company. Don’t talk about going skydiving in front...

Quick and easy ways you can do your part to fig...

worldwildlife.org 13 Jul '11, 4pm

Contact Your Senator. Contacting your Member of Congress. Ask them to support climate legislation. Check lights. Identify ...

Save the date to get real about climate change:

Save the date to get real about climate change:

care2.com 13 Jul '11, 9am

Former Vice President Al Gore has launched a new project to bring attention to the importance of action on global climate ...

Protecting the environment is also about defend...

davidsuzuki.org 08 Jul '11, 8pm

As a climate change campaigner at the David Suzuki Foundation, I am deeply offended and outraged by the attack itself and ...

Law firms create a buzz around corporate beekee...

businessgreen.com 06 Jul '11, 8am

Top law firms are set to add a dollop of honey to their counsel, after signing up to an urban bee-keeping scheme designed ...

How to Create Ethical Linkbait from Public Info...

searchenginewatch.com 08 Jul '11, 3pm

There are limitless opportunities to create things for your Web site from public information that people will link to. It'...

Advertising Climate Change: Yale Forum found that ‘green’ ads peaked in 08-09 & returned to ‘background’ levels in 2010

Advertising Climate Change: Yale Forum found th...

yaleclimatemediaforum.org 06 Jul '11, 3pm

At the beginning and end of the period studied, roughly 5 percent of the full-page ads in three of the four magazines carr...

Unfair and balanced: Is U.S. reporting too soft on climate skeptics?

Unfair and balanced: Is U.S. reporting too soft...

grist.org 07 Jul '11, 11am

Cross-posted from Midwest Energy News . When it comes to reporting on climate change, European media are from hothouse Ven...

For candidates on both sides, the best vote-get...

grist.org 06 Jul '11, 3pm

Here's good news if the phrase "President Bachmann" sends you into a twitching, frothing fit: For candidates on both sides...