Blue & Green Daily: Friday 8 August headlines
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8 August headlines
Solar panels top green wish-list, says Energy Saving Trust
Solar panels top householders’ energy saving wish-list, despite draughty homes being the biggest complaint, a survey has suggested. Some 44% of those asked by the Energy Saving Trust said they lived in a draughty home. Condensation was a problem fro 38% of those asked and 29% said they had mould. BBC.
Drax shares fall after Court of Appeal ruling
Shares in Drax Group fell by as much as a tenth on Thursday after the UK’s Court of Appeal backed the government’s right to exclude the operator of Britain’s biggest power generation site from applying for a subsidy scheme aimed at encouraging low-carbon energy schemes. Financial Times.
Banks to be forced to increase competition in SME lending
Britain’s biggest banks are to be forced to increase competition in the SME loan market in a bid to ensure further growth in a key part of the economy. Under new legislation being drawn up by the Treasury, banks will be instructed to help SMEs find new sources of finance if they have to turn them down. Telegraph.
US lowers odds of El Nino forming by end of year
The odds of an El Nino forming in the equatorial Pacific have fallen to about 65% through the end of the year, the US Climate Prediction Centre said. Computer forecast models delay the onset of the El Nino, a warming of sea surface temperatures and corresponding atmospheric changes. Bloomberg.
Has the era of the ‘climate change refugee’ begun? – Washington Post
Should the UK be able to feed itself? – Guardian
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