Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 10 April headlines
Thursday, April 10th, 2014 By
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.
10 April headlines
Westminster warns Scots of energy price threat
Scottish consumers will face higher energy bills if they vote for independence, the UK government has forecast, adding that the rest of Britain does not need Scotland as an electricity supplier. According to forecasts the average annual Scottish household energy bill could rise by up to £189. Financial Times.
Cars become biggest driver of greenhouse gas increases
Emissions from transportations may rise at the fastest rate of all major sources through 2050, the United Nations will say in a report due April 12. Heat-trapping gases from vehicles may surge 71% from 2010 level, mainly from emerging economies, according to a leaked document. Bloomberg.
Global solar dominance in sight as science trumps fossil fuels
Solar power has won the global argument. Photovoltaic energy is already so cheap that it competes with oil, diesel and liquefied natural gas in much of Asia without subsidies. In America roughly 29% of new capacity came from solar, rising to 100% in some states. Telegraph.
Wildlife in Gulf of Mexico still suffering four years after BP oil spill: report
The BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico caused dangerous after-effects to more than a dozen different animals from dolphins to oysters, a report from an environmental campaign group claims. The organisation said, “The oil is not gone. There is oil at the bottom of the gulf, oil washing up on the beach and there is oil in the marshes.” Guardian.
Report says 24,000 homes in London at risk of river flooding
About 24,000 properties are at significant risk flooding, a London Assembly report has said. The study says the Environment Agency estimates current plans will protect 10,000 of these but many more thousands of Londoners are at high risk of surface water flooding. BBC.
Fund tips: Which are the best ethical Isas? – Telegraph
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