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Infographics for Independence Day – 4th July 2015

As our American cousins celebrate the Declaration of Independence from George III’s United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, we the people have gathered some infographics that reflect on that great nation. We hope you enjoy them. Happy Independence Day… mutter, grumble… Here’s a handy timeline from 1763 to 1787,...


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Employee Ownership Day 2015 focuses on public services

Public services exploring a transition to employee ownership are the focus of this year’s Employee Ownership Day, which aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the business model in the UK. Employee ownership is a business model in which employees have a stake in their company, have a say...


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DECC budget cuts could put energy and climate plans at risk

Budget cuts to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could have a major impact on innovation research, energy efficiency and the UK’s ability to meet climate change goals, according to a report from thinktank Green Alliance. The paper comes ahead of next week’s budget. The report –...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 3 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. US and China among counties unveiling climate pledges Investors back White House and call for strong standard on methane emissions Fracking could...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 2 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. 100 philanthropic organisations have pledged to divest from fossil fuels Airports Commission backs Heathrow expansion Government should explain onshore wind subsidy alternative,...


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Government should explain onshore wind subsidy alternative, committee says

The Committee on Climate Change has said that the government should explain what impact ending onshore wind subsidies early could have and how it plans to ensure climate change targets are met without it. The government announced last month that new onshore wind farms would be excluded from a...


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Airports Commission backs Heathrow expansion

The Airports Commission has recommended Heathrow as the preferred site of London’s new runway. The decision has been met with opposition from campaign groups. The decision follows three years of consultations and the government will now make a choice. The £17 billion expansion plan, which would see a third...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 1 July headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Government faces increasing costs if it fails to act quickly on climate, warns report Obama and Attenborough discuss climate change Climate negotiations...


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Climate negotiations ‘far too slow’, says UN chief

Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN, has said climate change negotiations are going “far too slow” and urged governments, business leaders and communities to work together towards a solution. The comments come ahead of world leaders meeting in Paris in December to agree on a universal climate change...


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Government faces increasing costs if it fails to act quickly on climate, warns report

Early action from the new government is needed to keep the UK’s emissions reduction targets on track and to adapt to climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has warned. Without “urgent action” the government is likely to face increasing costs and impacts, the report adds. The report...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 30 June headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. European banks failing to adequately integrate environmental and social risks, says study OECD: energy taxes ‘misaligned’ with climate change impacts Renewables could...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 26 June headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. G7 study: climate change a ‘global security threat’ Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank Resource Responsibility and the Global Carbon...


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Government to sell stake in Green Investment Bank

The government has unveiled plans to sell a stake in the Green Investment Bank. The decision has bee met with some criticism despite claims it will increase the volume of capital the bank has available to support green projects. It is still unclear how much of the bank the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 25 June headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Report: power emissions to peak in 2029 as decarbonisation progress made ICUN Red List: over 22,000 species threatened with extinction Solar activity...


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UK needs to invest £10bn to meet low-carbon transport targets

In order to meet carbon emission reduction targets and encourage low-carbon transport, the UK needs to invest more than £10 billion by 2050, according to a new series of reports. A series of reports for the LowCVP by consultants Element Energy suggests that the UK can develop the infrastructure...