Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Clean Power

Ben & Jerry’s Renames 5 Flavors In Support Of UK Onshore Wind Power Petition

Ben & Jerry’s stands behind wind power, and names clean power and climate justice as part of its “issues we care about,” and although the iconic ice cream maker is now owned by global heavyweight Unilever, it is still lending its weight to helping usher in solutions for a low carbon future.

Ben & Jerry’s stands behind wind power, and names clean power and climate justice as part of the “issues we care about” page, and although the iconic ice cream maker is now owned by global heavyweight Unilever, it is still lending its weight to helping usher in solutions for a low carbon future.

The company is currently backing a UK campaign from 10:10 that aims to “unlock onshore wind” in the country by delivering large numbers of signatures to the government in favor of developing more onshore wind power, which is in contrast with the position of certain elements in the government who believe that people are “fed up” with wind farms.

This sort of environmental activism isn’t out of character for Ben & Jerry’s, which has long advocated for climate and environment issues, but in this case, it’s said that the company is even renaming some of its flavors as more wind-centric versions of themselves, and offering those flavors (Strawberry Breeze-cake, Cherry Gale-cia, Caramel Blew Blew, etc.) for half price on “windy Wednesdays” in at least one scoop shop in the UK.

The petition begins:

“The government has banned new onshore wind in England – putting our national action on climate change at risk and rejecting one of the public’s favourite types of energy. Meanwhile, fossil fuels like fracking are being forced through the system – even when communities say no.

It’s time to send the government an urgent message about the kind of future we want.”

And then it includes one single request, to remove “the additional planning requirements introduced by the written ministerial statement on onshore wind, issued 18 June 2015.” At this point, the campaign, which has been dubbed “Blown Away,” has garnered a bit more than 26,000 signatures.

Re-energizing onshore wind in the UK is not only good for reducing carbon emissions and reducing pollutants, it’s also an economic win/win for both the producers and the consumers of electricity from wind power, with a new report claiming that by awarding contracts for 5 gigawatts worth of new onshore wind power between 2019 and 2025, UK consumers would enjoy a net benefit of some £1.6 billion.

Here’s Ben & Jerry’s turning a weather gripe into an renewable energy asset:

The UK is lucky enough to have a wealth of renewable energy sources right on its doorstep. Sure, us Brits like to grumble about the grey days, but let’s look on the bright side – our weather gives our country a huge potential to tap into clean energy, in particular wind, which we think is pretty awesome!

 

Advertisement
 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

Derek lives in southwestern New Mexico and digs bicycles, simple living, fungi, organic gardening, sustainable lifestyle design, bouldering, and permaculture. He loves fresh roasted chiles, peanut butter on everything, and buckets of coffee. Catch up with Derek on Twitter, Google+, or at his natural parenting site, Natural Papa!

Comments

You May Also Like

Clean Transport

Sales of electric vehicles reach an all-time high while UK boasts one of the most extensive networks of rapid chargers in Europe. Courtesy of...

Clean Transport

Transition to zero-emission trucks will help improve air quality, create greener jobs and reduce reliance on imports of foreign oil Republished from Department for...

Cars

Every month I look forward to reading Jose Pontes’ China sales updates and keenly follow the evolution of the Chinese EV market as it...

Cars

The UK market saw plugin electric vehicles take 16.2% share in April, up from 13.2% YoY. Full battery electrics grew strongly YoY, while plugin...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.