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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 19 March 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. Budget 2015: summary Report calls for next government to prioritise climate change and environment Fossil fuel investments ‘risky’, says Ed Davey Budget...


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Budget 2015: Not the greenest government ever

The Budget is a great piece of parliamentary theatre with the well-prepared speech of the Chancellor followed by a pre-prepared but quickly edited and reshuffled response by the leader of the opposition. The mood music for us is that the Chancellor didn’t mention climate change while the leader of...


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Budget 2015: what we want versus what we’ll get

As today’s review of previous budget statements shows, we’ve not been that impressed with the Chancellor’s annual statement on plans for government revenues and expenditures. The final budget of Mr Osborne’s before the general election will focus on giving the Conservatives some momentum in their deadlocked poll position with...


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From the archives: Blue & Green Tomorrow’s budget coverage since 2011

As chancellor George Osborne prepares to deliver the 2015 Budget today it will be the fifth time Blue & Green Tomorrow has reported on his proposals. The chancellor has pledged no “gimmicks” but will the tax and spending plans prioritise sustainability? We look back over our previous post-budget analysis...


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Introducing a Blue & Green friend: Orchira

Each day we’re introducing one, two or three of our new affiliate friends. If you click through the link in this article, the link is tracked and may generate a small payment to us. Sometimes the payment is per click, per user, per application, per accepted application or any...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 18 March 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. EU one of the largest importers of illegal deforestation products UN backing fossil fuel divestment campaign Charity Bank backs chocolate factory set...


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Global turmoil or a crude stimulus for the economy?

The fall in oil prices has had a positive impact on Alliance Trust Investments’ Sustainable Future Funds because its holds very little oil and gas exposed companies, explains Chris Foster, a management trainee at the firm. This article was originally published on Alliance Trust Investments’ Sustainable Future Hub. The...


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Introducing a Blue & Green friend: Neal’s Yard

Each day we’re introducing one, two or three of our new affiliate friends. If you click through the link in this article, the link is tracked and may generate a small payment to us. Sometimes the payment is per click, per user, per application, per accepted application or any...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 17 March 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. Study: rich nations could affordably give $2tn to tackle climate change in developing countries Oxford University defers divestment decision Growth of wind...


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Is green the new black (or simply camouflage for business as usual)?

Peter Michaelis, Head of Equities of the Sustainable Future team at Alliance Trust Investment, asks is green the new black? This article was originally published in the February 2015 edition of Sustainable Future News.  I have worked in Sustainable Investment for fifteen years.  In this time concepts such as stewardship...


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Growth of wind power in the US has significant potential

The US has the potential to achieve the ambitious target of 30% of its energy requirement being met by wind power by mid-century, writes Guy Petheram. The continued expansion of wind technology in the US could provide substantial benefits to the nation, says a report published by the US...


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Introducing a Blue & Green friend: Natural Collection

Each day we’re introducing one, two or three of our new affiliate friends. If you click through the link in this article, the link is tracked and may generate a small payment to us. Sometimes the payment is per click, per user, per application, per accepted application or any...


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Ashden Awards: Global Action Plan

The Ashden Awards uncover and reward sustainable energy pioneers in the UK and across the globe, to date it has given out 170 prizes. Global Action Plan (GAP) won the 2014 award for behaviour change. Operation TLC (Turn off equipment, Lights and Close doors) Key facts – The NHS...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 16 March 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. Poll: UK government failing to encourage circular economy UK set to offer climate expertise to developing countries Global energy emissions stalled last...


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Introducing a Blue & Green friend: Lonely Planet

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