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No sustainable vision in party manifestos

Political parties need your vote and every five years they will promise almost anything to get it – ‘cast iron’ commitments that are easily discarded once in power. In the most closely fought election since 1974 (although 1992 comes close) tactical shopping lists of goodies have trumped any sustainable vision....


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 16 April 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. University of Edinburgh recommended to divest from coal and tar sands Norway’s oil fund backs Shell climate resolution Almost half of Brits...


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Open Energi: creating a ‘virtual power station’

Creating an energy system that is secure, affordable and clean across the UK requires us to utilise cutting edge technology and come up with innovative solutions. Open Energi is one of the firms working to solve the energy crisis through the creation of a “virtual power station”. David Hill, Open Energi’s...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 15 April 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. World Bank president calls for fossil fuel subsidies to be scrapped Renewable investment falls 15% in 2015 Warming temperatures could take haddock...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 14 April 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. Jonathon Porritt: fossil fuel investments ‘out of kilter’ with charitable aims Over 80% of consumer value sustainability How UBREW raised £125k from...


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How UBREW raised £125k from a mix of rewards & equity crowdfunding

Crowdfunder and Crowdcube have brought together two types of crowdfunding to help entrepreneurs turn brilliant ideas into reality. By taking startup businesses through a two-stage fundraising campaign, these sister crowdfunding platforms have enabled individuals to establish a steady client base through rewards-crowdfunding before using equity crowdfunding to take the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 13 April 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. Renewables poised for ‘transformative year’ in US World Responsible Tourism Awards nomination deadline extended Vote for Policies: most popular #GE2105 voting-decision tool...


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UN Green Climate Fund comes under fire for funding coal

The UN’s Green Climate Fund has been criticised for allowing its contributions to be used to fund coal-fired power plants, Joshua S Hill takes a look at the debate. News began to circulate towards the end of March that the United Nation’s Green Climate Fund would allow its contributions...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 April 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. Major investors support BP climate resolution Warmer weather leads to rise in air pollution AODP: We need to divest from carbon and...


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AODP: We need to divest from carbon and climate risk not companies

Divesting from fossil fuel companies is not the most effective solution to climate change and reducing carbon risk, according to the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). In an open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust, which are currently being targeted by a divestment campaign,...


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Sustainability: how far have we come?

Since 2011 what changes have taken place in the realm of sustainability and politics? The ‘Greenest Government’ supposedly stepped into Downing Street, and as a young professional in the industry, it was looking very positive, writes Hayley Williams. The overarching emissions reduction target has been to achieve an 80%...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 9 April 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. Academics urge universities to join fossil fuel divestment movement Shell seeks injunction as Greenpeace activists board Arctic oil rig Obama links climate...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 8 April 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. Scottish universities criticised for arms and fossil fuel investments Prince Charles calls for action on deforestation Western Canada could lose 70% of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 7 April 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. General election 2015: a stark choice for voters in five weeks Guardian Media Group commits to divesting from fossil fuels Unilever named...


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Ashden Awards: Infosys, India

The Ashden Awards uncover and reward sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and across the globe, to date it has given out 170 prizes. Infosys won the 2014 international gold award and the 2014 award for sustainable buildings. Leading the way in tackling India’s energy challenges Key facts -...



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