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Blue & Green’s top 10 electric cars: #5 Volkswagen E-Up!

Blue & Green Tomorrow has compiled a varied list, in both price and performance, of the top 10 commercially available electric cars. Another competitor for the urban market, Volkswagen is offering this slightly cheaper (yet still pricey) but excellent model with the view to invade the industry and stay. With...


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Eco-friendly standards ‘will be as common as wi-fi’ in hotels of the future

Last week saw the launch of a new green initiative for sustainable tourism from leading travel website, TripAdvisor. Programme leader, Jenny Rushmore spoke to Blue & Green Tomorrow about how TripAdvisor GreenLeaders, now the largest green hotel programme in the world, is hoping to change the way travellers and...


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Top articles of the week: August 9

This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, the fund management firm of philanthropist George Soros divested from Israeli-based SodaStream. We also discussed how a green energy duck has been submitted as an entry to the Copenhagen Land Art Generator Initiative design competition. Finally, in other news, a new report...


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Film review: Emptying the Skies (2013)

Based on a magazine essay for the New Yorker, Emptying the Skies chronicles the poaching of migrating songbirds in the Mediterranean, where they are considered a delicacy. Novelist Jonathan Franzen, who wrote the essay, guides viewers through the documentary, showing how each year tens of thousands of birds are...


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Book review: For the Common Good – Herman Daly & John Cobb (1994)

Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb demonstrate how conventional economics, which focuses on industrial growth, is having an impact on the environment and society in For the Common Good: Redirecting the Economy Towards Community, the Environment & a Sustainable Future. The authors argue that the current economic model...


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Does fragmentation hinder sustainability in the hotel industry?

There was a time when a hotel group designed, built, owned and maintained its own hotels. With a few exceptions, this is no longer the case. With a complex build and operating structure which includes amongst others, architects, engineers and developers, asset owners and hotel group managers, it is...


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Climate change: it’s time for the communications industry to pick a side

In a time of moral crisis and a battle for hearts, rather than minds, the communications industry must end its relationship with the climate change denial lobby, writes Kirsty Schneeberger.  “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve their neutrality,” said...


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Just one week left to enter our reader survey and win an iPad, Kindle or charity donation

Would you like to enter our draw to win an iPad, Kindle or charity donation? Join the more than 700 Blue & Green Tomorrow readers who have filled in our 2014 reader survey, telling us what they want to read about on our pages. Take the survey here to tell us...


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Legal & General: corporate social responsibility is about hedging against future risks

There’s an old adage in the corporate sector, about the head of corporate social responsibility (CSR) being tucked away on the 11th floor, simultaneously banging the drum for sustainability and their head against the wall in frustration. While this may have been the case a decade ago – and...


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£426,500 is a lot of money: the B&GT share offer update

£426,500 would buy a studio flat in Sloane Avenue or a four bedroom detached house in Burnley. You could buy 8 Tesla Model Ss or 62 Renault Twizzys. Or you could buy a slice of Blue & Green, and that’s what 428 of you have said you’d like to...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 8 August 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. Microscopic hydroelectrics and space-based solar: the renewable energy of the future Poll: UK homeowners want sustainable energy upgrades for ‘mouldy, cold and...


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Microscopic hydroelectrics and space-based solar: the renewable energy of the future

Going beyond wind turbines and solar panels, into the realms normally left to science fiction, what might be the clean energy technologies of the next generation? This article originally appeared in Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Guide to Sustainable Clean Energy 2014. The phrase renewable energy is synonymous with wind farms,...


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The poets of the First World War: Edward Thomas

This week marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. It is a week in which many will think of the horrors endured by so many in that first industrialised conflict, and of the millions who lost their lives. Few can reveal the truth of the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 7 August 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. Financing the future of renewable energy New SME lending rules to ‘open the flood gates’ for alternative finance Non-executive directors can play...


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The poets of the First World War: A.E. Housman

This week marks the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. It is a week in which many will think of the horrors endured by so many in that first industrialised conflict, and of the millions who lost their lives. Few can reveal the truth of the...



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