Latest news about ethical consumerism


Stop UK palm oil power stations!

Jun 11

Written by:
11/06/2010 16:28  RssIcon

Object to plans for palm oil burning power station

Biofuelwatch, who have been leading the campaign against environmentally damaging biofuel power stations in the UK, are calling on supporters to object to a planning application for a power station in Leeds which explicitly refers to palm oil as a feedstock.


The company, Rocpower (subsidiary of Hargreaves Services) already has a biofuel power station in Wakefield and two other applications are pending, one in Sheffield, the other in Barnsley.  Rocpower states that their overall plans in the north of England are for 60MW biofuel capacity which would require at least 150,000 tonnes of biofuels a year. 

If you live in or near Leeds, Barnsley or Sheffield, and would like to help the campaign against those plans then please email .


You can help stop the expansion of biofuel power stations by objecting to planning applications. A recent application for an installation in Bristol was objected after Bristol council was flooded with protests.

Find out more and send an email objecting to the planning application now.



Full News Archive


Ethical news archive going back to July 2009.

Read More

Ethical Consumer Blog

Bottling It

  • 18/10/2017 14:49

Louisa Casson, oceans campaigner at Greenpeace UK, tells us about its campaign to tackle plastic pollution

Ethical Consumer Blog

Lush Spring Prize 2018

  • 16/10/2017 10:13

Today is the launch of the second year of the Lush Spring Prize, a collaboration with Ethical Consumer and Lush

Ethical Consumer Blog

Demand for Ethical Investment

  • 12/10/2017 09:26

Triodos Banks research into ethical investment shows a positive trend this Good Money Week

Ethical Consumer Blog

Uncharted Waters

  • 11/10/2017 12:49

Shaun Fensom tells us about the next steps for the Co-op bank and the Customer Union