Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 6 August headlines
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5 August headlines
Salmond on defensive over keeping sterling
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond was forced on the defensive over the question of what currency an independent Scotland would use during a closely watched televised debate between the heads of the rival campaigns on Tuesday night. Financial Times.
Energy price riggers to face jail under new proposals
Anyone found guilty of rigging wholesale gas and electricity prices faces up to two years in jail, under new proposals by the government. BBC.
Pension reforms prompt more saving for retirement, says LCP
Radical reform of the UK pension system announced in the Budget has already encouraged pension saving, according to pensions expert LCP. LCP, in its annual report on the pensions market, said the outlook was at its brightest for many years. BBC.
Dirtiest Fuel Threatens 700-Year-Old Villages in Europe
Europe’s energy dilemma — burning the dirtiest coal while meeting pollution targets — is crystallizing in opposition to a plan that would uproot 700- year-old villages and dig two pits the size of Manhattan. Bloomberg.
Obama: not a single CEO I talk to denies climate change
It’s hard to discern what lies at the root of climate deniers’ logic. But an argument often heard against addressing climate change is that doing so would add unnecessary costs to corporations. US President Barack Obama says that argument doesn’t make any sense, because, according to him, the corporations themselves acknowledge climate change is occurring. Business Insider.
Reducing Carbon by Curbing Population – New York Times
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