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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 10 June 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.

Majority of Brits back ethical investment and two-thirds think fossil fuels are ‘risky’

G7 pledge to cut out fossil fuels by 2100

E-Cigarette ban in public places pushed in Wales

Zac Goldsmith announces intention to run for London mayor

MPs to debate EU referendum for first time


10 June headlines

Swansea Bay’s £1bn tidal lagoon given go-ahead

The building of a £1bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay has been given the go-ahead by the UK government. Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) says it will now negotiate how much subsidy will be paid for the energy. BBC.

Record boost in new solar power continues massive industry growth

A record amount of solar power was added to the world’s grids in 2014, pushing total cumulative capacity to 100 times the level it was in 2000. Around 40GW of solar power was installed last year, meaning there is now a total of 178GW to meet world electricity demand. Guardian.

HSBC brand to disappear from UK’s high streets as bank renames branches

The HSBC name will disappear from Britain’s high streets once the UK’s largest bank has completed the work of ring-fencing its customer-facing business under new rules. Telegraph.

Secretive donors gave US climate denial groups $125m over three years

The secretive funders behind America’s conservative movement directed around $125m (£82m) over three years to groups spreading disinformation about climate science and committed to wrecking Barack Obama’s climate change plan, according to an analysis of tax records. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Shell’s Arctic drilling is the real threat to the world, not kayaktivists – Guardian

Why climate uncertainty justifies action – Financial Times

Is this the world’s greenest festival? – Guardian

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