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RBS executives admit profiting from the forced closure of businesses

MPs have accused Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) executives of being “wilfully obtuse,” as they now make a U-turn on their defence – admitting to the deliberate sabotage of viable businesses in order to profit the bank. In a revival of past allegations, the bailed out RBS was accused...


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Environmental regulation to slow demand for coal, says report

A new report warns investors that the coal industry could suffer a slump in demand in the medium term as governments seek to cut carbon emissions and focus on cleaner sources of energy. The report – Carbon Constraints Cast A Shadow Over The Future Of The Coal Industry –...


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60% of Americans would support carbon tax, poll finds

Some 60% of Americans would support a carbon tax if the revenue went towards a worthy cause, such as investment in renewable energy, a new poll has revealed. The survey, undertaken by the University of Michigan and Muhlenberg College, finds that support for a tax on fossil fuels increases...


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Royal Mail shares slump after decline in parcel revenues

Recently privatised Royal Mail has seen a serious fall in share prices after renewed fears of declining parcel delivery revenues resurface. Privatised last year in October, Royal Mail now faces a 4% decline in share pricing, at 447p per share, compared to 455p when it began trading as a...


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Sustainable September all-day conference to be held at Central Hall Westminster

Blue & Green Tomorrow’s Sustainable September all-day sustainability event – which will bring together leading experts on various aspects of sustainability – will be held at Central Hall Westminster in London, on September 30. Central Hall Westminster is committed to promoting sustainability through a series of measures to save...


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Better financial products from research: Blue & Green Research

Today, Blue and Green Tomorrow is launching a research platform for financial service companies to help them provide significantly better savings and investment products, more tailored to the needs of savers and investors. Why does this matter to our readers? Because we want you to get even better products....


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Reader Survey 2014: your opportunity to win a prize and buy a share in Blue & Green Tomorrow

Join 450 readers who have already told us what they think we should write about and get your chance to win an iPad mini, Kindle Fire or a charity donation. Having moved from 8,400 to 84,000 readers in just two years, we want to keep doing what our readers...


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Government commits to fourth carbon budget in boost for renewable energy investors

The UK government has announced today that its fourth carbon budget – which sets emission reduction targets in the mid 2020s – will remain unchanged despite pressure to the weaken the measures. The UK has in place a number of targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, building towards the...


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Investment fund launched to support sustainable innovation in farming

A new £8 million venture capital fund has been launched to support sustainable innovation in the UK agri-tech sector. The Agri-Innovation Venture Capital Fund, launched in a joint effort by Norwich-based consultants Adapt Low Carbon Group and Japanese commercial investors Tsukuba Technology Seed Co (TTS), will support small and medium-sized...


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Crowdfunding – it’s not all about the money

At the forefront of an alternative finance revolution, crowdfunding is changing business for the better, writes Jess Ratty of Crowdfunder. There are some pretty big stats and data out there talking about future finance, with one of biggest laying claim to the fact that the UK alternative finance market...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 22 July 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. Oxitec: the Oxford business genetically engineering a dead end of mosquitos Sustainable investment is built on trust Former environment secretary Owen Paterson...


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Foreign investment in UK renewable energy projects on the rise

The number of UK renewable energy projects supported by foreign investors has increased by 25% in a year, new figures have revealed. A report from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), released on Sunday, showed that from 2013-2014, the nation has attracted the most inward investment projects since records began...


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Government intervention hits planning approval rates for UK wind and solar energy

A report, conducted by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), has found a 20% drop in planning approval rates for wind and solar, as a result of planning reforms and interventions from government ministers. The investigation found that a heavy reliance on the secretary of state to approve...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 21 July 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. Together in Electric Dreams? Abundance Generation’s Karl Harder on being part of the bigger conversation Scientists to investigate Arctic sea ice melt...


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BRICS: $100bn sustainable development bank launched by world’s largest developing economies

The BRICS group, made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, have established their own international bank, to promote sustainable investment and to act as an emergency reserve. The bank will be based in Shanghai and its first president will be from India, the group announced. In...



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