Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 21 October headlines
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21 October headlines
2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency
The world is on course for this to be the hottest year ever, with global land and sea temperatures for September the highest ever recorded for the month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said. Guardian.
Europe emissions targets ‘will fail to protect climate’
Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030 is too weak. BBC.
Divest MPs’ pension fund from fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas
MOs should follow in the footsteps of the Rockefeller family, Glasgow University and churches around the world by pulling their pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, according to Caroline Lucas. Guardian.
Didcot fire raises risk of winter blackout and soaring prices
The fire at Didcot power station has raised the risk of Britain facing blackouts and soaring prices this winter, a leading energy analyst has warned. Telegraph.
Banks warned of stiffer penalties
Banks are not doing enough to curb misconduct and face stiffer punishment if they do not improve, Federal Reserve governor Dan Tarullo has warned. FT.
UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up
UK electric car sales are moving into the fast lane, after almost 5,000 vehicles were accredited under a government grant scheme between July and September this year. Business Green.
Investors hold key to putting focus on ethics – Bussing Day Live
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