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12 January headlines
Solar power drive renewables energy investment boom in 2014
Global investment in clean energy jumped 16% in 2014, boosted by fast-growing solar power in the US and China. Solar, whose costs have plummeted in recent years, attracted over half of the total funding for the first time. Guardian.
UK oil firms warn Osborne: without big tax cuts we are doomed
North sea oil and gas companies are to be offered tax concessions by the chancellor in an effort to avoid production and investment cutbacks and an exodus of explorers. Telegraph.
Scotland breaks European air quality standards – pollution has become a ‘public health crisis’
Scotland’s streets continue to break European air quality standards as the country wrestles with an invisible “public health crisis” costing thousands of lives and billions of pounds. Independent.
MPs to investigate TTIP trade deal’s impact on environmental protections
The impact of the controversial Transatlantic Trade an Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal on environmental protections in Europe is to be investigated by the UK parliament. Guardian.
SRI: Ethics behind Wall Street walk – Financial Times
Five ways to achieve climate justice – Guardian
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