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Bee deaths are getting worse, and no one knows why

It’s called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). A bustling beehive that seems healthy will quickly turn into a ghost town. A live queen may be left behind, or even a few young bees, but little else. The hive simply vanishes. This article was written by Joshua O’Connor and first published...


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The future of EVs part 2: Which consumer concerns will affect the electric vehicle transition in Europe?

Changing consumer mindset is crucial for electrical technology to progress, says Ulla Pettersson, Advisory Board member for POWER-GEN Europe and Managing Consultant and Founder of E for Energy Management. However, more effort is required to engage consumers and incentivise the transition. Electric vehicles could feasibly operate as the primary...


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Ashden Awards: Can sustainable energy scale up?

Renewable energy usage in the UK has seen a staggering 540% increase in the past ten years, while carbon emissions have dropped 26%. Part of this change may be because of advances in renewable energy technology, the introduction of renewables subsidies and the UK’s commitment to the Kyoto Protocol....


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The future of EVs: What can the power industry do to facilitate the electric vehicle transition?

Changing consumer mindset is crucial for electrical technology to progress, says Ulla Pettersson, Advisory Board member for POWER-GEN Europe and Managing Consultant and Founder of E for Energy Management. The power industry is currently facing a catch-22 dilemma with regards to how to introduce new technology for charging cars...


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‘Keep it Co-op’: another critical vote

Last week’s unexpected victory for the Conservatives in the election came as a surprise and a shock to many. For those on the left, who thought that Ed Miliband would have a long and distinguished future at the forefront of Labour party, the defeat was crushing. With Labour still...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 15 May 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. Former Tory minister Gregory Barker joins the Climate Group’s board of trustees Edinburgh to host the Global Ethical Finance Forum in September London...


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BBC should not be a plaything of politicians

Has anyone met a political party activist who does not think the BBC is biased against them? Right wingers think it’s left wing. Left wingers think it’s right wing. But it’s one of the few parts of our media that has successfully navigated neutrality. Conservatives, so accustomed to the...


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Imagining our future with the Crowdcube investment

In just four days we had £12,310 invested. We’re looking to raise £260,000. We’ve written about what we will do with the investment and what we can achieve. But we’re aiming for the stars. Imagine a Financial Times that focuses solely on sustainable markets, investments and companies. That also...


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Modern Magna Carta: International Renewable Energy Act

In the lead up to the 800th Magna Carta Anniversary this year Ashley Summers takes a look at the original and a series of modern ‘versions’ of the Magna Carta from the US Constitution to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and various conventions on climate change and sustainability, Magna Carta...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 14 May 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. Edinburgh students stage sit-in over fossil fuel investments UN calls to tackle $19bn e-waste ‘tsunami’ Nepal: Rescue efforts resume after deadly tremor Modern...


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Modern Magna Carta: Principles for Responsible Investment

In the lead up to the 800th Magna Carta Anniversary this year Ashley Summers takes a look at the original and a series of modern ‘versions’ of the Magna Carta from the US Constitution to the UN Declaration of Human Rights and various conventions on climate change and sustainability, Magna Carta...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 13 May 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.   What we can achieve with Crowdcube investment Flint and Eagle face Rudd and Truss on Energy and Environment Eurozone banks ‘as vulnerable...


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First Crowdfunder, now Crowdcube?

Some of our most observant readers will have spotted that we ran a Crowdfunder campaign in October last year (supported by many – thank you) and now we are running a Crowdcube campaign. Our founder Simon Leadbetter explains why. Ubrew blazed the trail on this one-two punch of crowd...


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What we can achieve with Crowdcube investment

Yesterday we wrote about how we would use the investment raised through Crowdcube. Today we explore what it can achieve – a mainstreaming of sustainability. We need more people to take sustainable investment and spending decisions daily. We need them to invest sustainably, spend ethically, travel responsibly and use...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 12 May 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.   Amber Rudd appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: the reaction ‘Renewables are the only long-term energy solution for the...



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