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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 24 February headlines

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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.

High-profile Harvard alumni back calls for fossil fuel divestment

Deutsch Bank to invest €1bn in green bonds

2014 a record breaking year for wind turbine manufacturers

Ashden Awards: Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise, Cambodia

Launch of Alliance Trust Savings platform for Blue & Green readers


24 February headlines

EU wants Paris climate deal to cut carbon emissions 60% by 2050

The world’s states should commit to a legally binding emissions cut of 60% by 2050, with five yearly reviews, according to a leaked EU document. Guardian.

HSBC sandal: George Osborne to announce huge fines for banks involved in tax evasion

Huge fines for banks, accountants and companies that help people evade tax will be announced in next month’s Budget following the scandal at HSBC’s Swiss division. Independent.

Apple to spend €1.7bn to build two data centres in Europe

Apple it set to make its biggest ever investment in its European operations by spending €1.7 billion on two new data centres, the company will also invest in renewable energy sources to power the facilities. Financial Times.

UK will need to import over half of its food within a generation, farmers warn

More than half of the UK’s food will come from overseas within a generation, as a rising population and stalling farm productivity combine to erode what remains of the UK’s self-sufficiency, according to farming leaders. Guardian.

North Sea oil watchdog pleads George Osborne for tax cut

The UK’s North Sea watchdog has pleaded with chancellor George Osborne to cut tax on offshore drilling as revenues from the country’s main oil-producing province slump. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Are low oil prices here to stay? – BBC

HSBC needs to change: it is destroying more value than it is creating – Telegraph

Five ways that people frame climate change debates – Guardian

You can change the minds of climate change sceptics. Here’s how. – Washington Post

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