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Obama to press G20 leaders to cut fossil fuel subsidies and encourage renewable investment | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Posted in Uncategorized by Pridham on September 24, 2009

An oil rig in Los Padres National Forest, California

An oil rig in Los Padres National Forest, California. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

Barack Obama will press leaders at the G20 summit tomorrow to end the billions of dollars of subsidies that encourage the use of fossil fuels around the world and help drive climate change.

Obama, who will host the summit in Pittsburgh, will propose a gradual elimination of the tax breaks, cheap loans and other measures extended to oil, gas, coal and electricity producers. The White House said elimination of the subsidies would be a “significant downpayment” to ending global warming.

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GM to sell cheap electric cars in India

from Environment news, comment and analysis | guardian.co.uk by Randeep Ramesh

US firm announces joint venture with Reva, the firm behind the G-Wiz, but experts say demand will be low because Indian electricity supplies remain unreliable

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The Big Green Bus at Earth Fest Day – The Fold, Bransford – 4th Oct 2009

Posted in Uncategorized by Pridham on September 24, 2009

The FoldFold Earth Fest

Sunday October 4th 10am – 4pm

FREE entrance and parking

Come and celebrate the resurgence of our rich heritage in farming, growing, designing and making. Some of the best products and produce this area has to offer together with advice and inspiration to help live a more sustainable life

FREE Children’s workshops all day – From batik flag making to drumming

Bar with local ales, ciders and wines, over 30 musicians providing free entertainment, great local food.

Brigit Strawbridge and The Big Green Bus will be here advising on all things sustainable.

* Organic vegetables and meats, breads, preserves, antipasta, sweets, honey…

* Ceramics, jewellery, glasswork, woodwork, pottery, sculptures…

* Composting, bokashi, wormeries, local cut flowers, renewable energy…

* Complementary therapies, beauty products, nail and hand products…

* And lots, lots more…

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The Big Green Idea Newsletter

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The Big Green Idea Newsletter.

October news:-green weddings, Abel & Cole book review (not me this month), dyeing your hair, the eco way!.& more