This week on Blue & Green Tomorrow, Scottish Renewables is using the Commonwealth Games as a platform to showcase Scotland’s renewable energy developments.
We also discussed the launch of TripAdvisor’s new platform to make holidays greener, which will help European travellers choose hotels that are environmentally friendly. Finally, in other news, Desmond Tutu has urged the University of Cape Town (UCT) to divest from polluting fossil fuels.
Tom Revell: In 1911, the Briton Robert Falcon Scott and the Norwegian Roald Amundsen raced to the South Pole. Amundsen’s expedition made it in December, Scott’s ill-fated party – who all perished on the return journey – got there 33 days later. But both were beaten by manmade pollutants. Read more.
Charlotte Malone: Trade body Scottish Renewables is using the Commonwealth Games, currently taking place in Glasgow, to showcase the country’s renewable energy projects and developments. Read more.
Richard Heasman: UK foreign secretary Phillip Hammond has this week confirmed the UK government is taking measures ahead of the possibility of the Ebola Virus hitting UK shores, which has already killed 670 people in West Africa. Read more.
Ilaria Bertini: Arcibishop Desmond Tutu has urged the University of Cape Town (UCT) to drop investment in polluting fossil fuels because of their contribution to climate change, which is heavily affecting the world’s poorest people. Read more.
Jemma Collins: Today’s International Tiger Day marks its fourth year and highlights the drastic action needed to protect tigers in the wild that are increasingly at risk of extinction. Read more.
Ilaria Bertini: TripAdvisor, the world’s most popular travel website, has launched a new platform to help European travelers choose hotels and structures that are environmentally friendly and engage with sustainability, to make holidays greener. Read more.
Ilaria Bertini: TUI UK is promoting a new range of excursions in seven different countries that have to meet minimum sustainability criteria, in order to offer an ethical holiday. Read more.
Charlotte Malone: Greenpeace staged a protest outside Shell’s HQ in London on Tuesday to highlight the advertising link between the company and Lego. Around 50 children and their parents or guardians were involved in the protest. Read more.
Tom Revell: Tech giant Google has launched a $1 million (£590,000) contest, inviting engineers to design a compact device that can convert renewable energy into electricity. Read more.
Richard Heasman: In a meeting in New Delhi, UK secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Davey has met with India’s power minister Piyush Goyal, outlining plans for India’s renewable energy market. Read more.
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