Solano Coalition for Better Health: Sustainable food system better for all

… fuel, feed and water, which accounts for 51 percent of annual greenhouse gas emissions, according to a 2009 report in World Watch Institute Magazine. Plant foods, such as vegetables, rice, beans, and tofu, have a much lower environmental impact. Why not give Meatless Monday a try by replacing meat with plant proteins, such as nuts, beans and soy foods? According to the Environmental Working Group, if a family of four skips eating steak just one day a week for one year, it is similar to taking a …

Should the UK be subsidising the world’s first tidal lagoons? | Environment | The Guardian

… criticised for its exorbitant electricity costs, estimated to be £168/MWh. When the project begins generation in 2018, onshore wind will be producing electricity for less than half of this price. But Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP), the company behind the projects, says the Swansea development is simply a proof of concept and tidal power at scale will produce affordable power. On Monday the company announced the beginning of the approval process for a second site near Cardiff where construction could …

AGL’s Camden coal seam gas claims spark transparency fears

… opponent of coal seam gas mining near homes. Asked on ABC’s Q&A program on Monday if he would take up the coal seam gas issue during the NSW election campaign, Mr Jones said the Baird government would have to “face the consequences” unless public concerns were addressed. On August 31 last year, coal seam gas was released from a well about 200 metres from homes at Camden after a pressure valve was activated. Alarmed residents reportedly heard a loud hissing noise and …