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Renewable investors face growing risks as policies evolve

Investors that back renewable energy projects in Europe are being urged to gain an deeper understanding of the market and its value as many existing government supports are winding down or being replaced. Globally $270 billion (£182bn) was invested in and committed to renewables last year. Despite the challenges...


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SOAS academics call on University of London to divest from fossil fuels

Staff at SOAS, University of London, have called on the educational institution’s management to divest from fossil fuels, citing an ethical duty. Some 63 members of staff have signed a letter calling on the director and chair of the governing body to cut polluting energy sources out of its...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 20 April headlines

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. Poll: government planning system not equipped for sustainable economy transition Ethical spending up 9% as UK consumer awareness increases Roadmap needed to...


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My journey from the dark side

Rodney Schwartz, formally the Head of Equities for Lehman Brothers and now CEO of ClearlySo, discusses his transition from the ‘dark side’. This article was originally published on LinkedIn. I guess my own journey from the dark side began when I left the City. I loved being a research...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 17 April headlines

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. UN’s Ban Ki-moon calls for sustainable investment Car emissions ‘significantly below’ 2015 target No sustainable vision in party manifestos —————————————————————————————————————————————— 17 April...


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UN’s Ban Ki-moon calls for sustainable investment

The UN’s secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has called for increased cooperation and investment to tackle climate change, noting there has been “enormous progress” but that the stakes are getting higher. Speaking at a conference hosted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Ban recalled that two years ago at the same summit...


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Almost half of Brits willing to pay more for green energy

Despite affording energy bills being one of the top concerns amongst British householders, almost half have said they would be willing to pay more in order to boost investment green energy infrastructure, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by financial services firm EY, found that almost 30%...


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University of Edinburgh recommended to divest from coal and tar sands

The University of Edinburgh’s central management group has received a recommendation for the educational institution to divest from companies involved coal and tar sands extraction. The divestment campaign is calling on the university to go further and cut out all fossil fuels. A Fossil Fuel Review Group was established...


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Renewable investment falls 15% in 2015

Clean energy investment down 15% in 2015, according to figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. However, the figures suggest that falling oil and gas prices have had a limited impact on clean energy investment. Bloomberg New Energy Finance previously revealed that renewable energy investments increased by 16% in 2014,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 14 April headlines

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. Jonathon Porritt: fossil fuel investments ‘out of kilter’ with charitable aims Over 80% of consumer value sustainability How UBREW raised £125k from...


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Jonathon Porritt: fossil fuel investments ‘out of kilter’ with charitable aims

Leading environmentalist Jonathon Porritt has argued that charities working to address issues connected to climate change should not invest in fossil fuel companies. Speaking to the Guardian, Porritt argues that fossil fuel companies have had “limitless opportunities” to move towards a more sustainable business model and engagement is not...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 10 April headlines

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. Major investors support BP climate resolution Warmer weather leads to rise in air pollution AODP: We need to divest from carbon and...


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Major investors support BP climate resolution

Ahead of oil giant BP’s annual general meeting next week, a number of major investors have announced their support for a shareholder resolution on climate change resilience. Among those backing the move are Dutch pension fund APG, BNP Paribas, the Pension Trust and Kames Capital. The Aiming for A...


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AODP: We need to divest from carbon and climate risk not companies

Divesting from fossil fuel companies is not the most effective solution to climate change and reducing carbon risk, according to the Asset Owners Disclosure Project (AODP). In an open letter to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust, which are currently being targeted by a divestment campaign,...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 8 April headlines

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. Scottish universities criticised for arms and fossil fuel investments Prince Charles calls for action on deforestation Western Canada could lose 70% of...