Industry secretary John Hutton announced in Berlin that Britain wanted to expand offshore wind power to provide about a fifth of the country’s electricity by 2020. This would mark a big increase from the current level of less than 1%.
Five years ago the then energy minister, Brian Wilson, announced that vast areas of shallow sea around Britain would be earmarked for an expansion of wind power that theoretically could power Britain three times over
Government’s offshore wind power target branded ‘pie in the sky’ | Environment | The Guardian.
NEW YORK – It was the stuff of urban legend – rumours that a historic SoHo building had important graffiti hidden in its walls.
Except, in this case, it was true. A large mural that was created by some of graffiti’s earliest pioneers was discovered recently in a 10-storey limestone building just as developers were converting it into luxury condominiums.
The artwork contains a variety of images and writing executed in spray paint, grease pencil, magic marker and whatever else was at hand – in silver, gold, pink and red. There are cartoonlike pictures of a bomber airplane, images of a heart and a cake, and several references to Quaaludes, a popular 1970s party drug.
The Canadian Press: Historic graffiti mural discovered in Manhattan building.
After winning the right to stage the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the sporting landscape of Glasgow will be transformed with a redevelopment of existing facilities and the construction of four brand new venues.
GLASGOW 2014 VENUES: Sporting Life
The website lists the existing and new venues that will host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Proposed plan changes will make it harder to build in the basin’s rural areas. But, nearly 70 areas have been identified where small five to 10 house developments, called nodes, may be permitted.
Gaining Mackenzie District Council consent would require meeting appearance, placement, size and design criteria.
Approval to notify the plan change was not granted at yesterday’s meeting because extra survey data was needed. The meeting reconvenes on Friday with the intention to gain approval.
Development rules change in Mackenzie – Local News – The Timaru Herald.
The Banksia Category Awards reflect those issues most relevant to today’s Australian in the ecological sustainability arenas.
Increasingly it is becoming more importandt for corporations, businesses, governments, communities and individuals, to be recognised for their environmental or sustainability credentials.
Entries must be submitted by Monday 5th May 2008.
Banksia Environmental Foundation – Category Awards.