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Government estimates electricity market reforms will lead to £100bn investment

Investment in the renewable energy sector will be boosted due to low-carbon electricity incentives leading to an additional £100 billion investment by 2020, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). The secondary legislation of the government’s Electricity Market Reform (EMR) has been pushed forward, taking one...


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Alstom accepts bid for energy business from General Electric

The board of directors at French rail and energy company Alstom has unanimously decided to issue a positive recommendation for an offer from US engineering firm General Electric (GE). GE’s bid valued the company at €12.35 billion (£9.86 billion). The French government, which has the power to block acquisitions...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 23 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. The Giving Pledge: the world’s billionaires and their philanthropic promise UK ‘sharing economy’ gaining widespread momentum – report Obama promises measures to...


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MPs: government is ‘watering down’ rollout of marine conservation zones

The UK government has been accused of failing to adequately protect marine life and being too slow to designate and enforce new marine conservation zones (MCZ) by a panel of MPs. In a report published on Saturday, the environmental audit committee questions the government’s commitment to its MCZ programme....


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Study finds 33% of UK households are multiply deprived

Action groups have warned the government that it cannot afford to be complacent about rising poverty in Britain. This comes after results from the largest study of poverty ever conducted in the UK showed how many people in paid work are also considered poor. There are many findings from...


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UK has ‘most advanced’ social investment market, says government

The government has described the UK as the “most advanced social investment market”, in its 2014 progress update which looks at how the market is growing and being supported. The update unveiled an investment of £60m to help high potential social ventures that struggle to access finance to become...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 20 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. Education is the Seed for effective energy transformation Future sustainability leaders: Adam Lewthwaite Oakland votes to divest from ‘dirty energy economy’ based...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 19 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. Is generation Y becoming generation right? We need ‘lobbying for good’ for successful climate action Government rejects MPs’ greener vision for HS2...


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Government rejects MPs’ greener vision for HS2 rail project

The government has rejected calls from MPs to better protect the environment during the construction of the controversial HS2 rail project. In April, the environmental audit committee urged the government to provide greater “environmental compensation” for sites of natural value and areas of ancient woodland destroyed by the line....


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Is generation Y becoming generation right?

We begin our youth as left-wing idealists with little focus on self-enrichment. As we age, however, we become progressively right-wing – with a focus on individual goals. Today, people in generation Y are on the political right of where their parents and grandparents were as youngsters, representing a change...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 18 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. Environmental philanthropy: a gift from you to the future Future sustainability leaders: Kate Beattie UK and Chinese governments issue ‘ground-breaking’ climate change...


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UK and Chinese governments issue ‘ground-breaking’ climate change pledge

The UK and Chinese governments have agreed to co-operate to tackle the issues around climate change and energy security, further signalling that UN climate talks next year will be more successful than previous opportunities. The UK government described the statement as “ground-breaking”. The governments have signed a civil nuclear...


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Which? criticises renewable energy subsidy scheme

Consumer group Which? has argued that the government’s proposed renewable energy subsidy scheme does not offer value for money because offshore wind could be prioritised ahead of cheaper alternatives. In a letter seen by the Guardian, the organisation says that whilst it supports the move to a green economy...


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Derby city council puts fracking decision on hold

Derby city council has decided to put its decision on fracking on hold in order to investigate the environmental impact of the controversial extraction method before making a formal decision. The comments follow a proposal made in the council’s annual general meeting (AGM) on Wednesday to make Derby a...


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Government says it is ‘here to help’ victims as modern slavery bill is published

A historic bill that aims to stamp out modern day slavery has been published. The modern slavery bill is one of the first in the world and is designed to address the issues of slavery and trafficking in the 21st century. The Home Office argues that the bill will...



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