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Stronger EU renewable energy targets could rid need for subsidies

Renewable energy industry leaders have called on EU heads of state to agree on ambitious climate change targets, while talks get underway in Brussels on Thursday. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. EU leaders will today discuss binding targets that will rule...


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Governance to blame for Co-op Bank’s failed Lloyds bid, say MPs

Poor governance and incompetence are behind the Co-operative Bank’s woes and its failed bid to buy more than 600 Lloyds bank branches, according to MPs in the Treasury Select Committee.  The report also casts blame on KPMG and the Financial Services Authority (FSA).  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, the legendary former editor of the Washington Post who oversaw the uncovering of the Watergate scandal, died at the age of 93 on Tuesday.    The celebrated editor, who became a national figure when he stood...


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WWF: ‘warm homes, not warm words’ the key to tackling climate change

The development of warm and affordable low-carbon homes must be a national priority if the UK is to curb its contribution to climate change, according to a new report from WWF. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The ‘Warm homes, not warm...


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Farming organisations claim pesticide ban threatens UK agriculture

A new report commissioned by UK farming bodies has claimed that EU plans to ban pesticides could reduce crop yields, causing food prices to go up and threatening food security. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The report, which was...


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MPs call on government to promote recycling

A committee of MPs has warned that the UK could fail to meet the EU target of recycling 50% of household waste by 2020, unless the government takes action and shows leadership on the issue. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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UK wind farms better nuclear plants for 24 hours

More energy was generated by the UK’s wind farms than by its nuclear power plants on Tuesday, the National Grid has revealed. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  Over a 24-hour period, wind provided 14.2% of energy while nuclear provided just 13.2%....


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Business lobby urges European leaders to set ambitious climate change targets

As the European Commission finalises its EU emission and renewable energy targets, business groups and trade unionists are calling for ambitious plans to encourage investment, create jobs and secure a low-carbon future. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Earlier this...


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HSBC boss labels bankers’ bonus cap a step backwards

Douglas Flint, chairman of high street bank HSBC, has criticised EU rules that will cap bankers’ bonuses at twice their fixed pay, claiming they are a “retrograde step” that could make it difficult for banks to hire staff. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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El Niño worsens economic damage from flooding, study finds

Africa, Australia, western US and parts of South America are among the world’s areas most at risk of the effects of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which significantly worsens extreme weather and its economic impact. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Europe 2030 emission targets need to go further, says IPCC vice-chair

Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) professor Jim Skea has criticised the EU’s 2030 emission reduction target, arguing that it does not go far enough. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The European Commission voted to cut...


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Public urges finance experts to cut the jargon

The majority of the British public believes that the government and other institutions must cut the jargon and do more to effectively communicate financial information, according to a new poll.   Commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment...


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Wind energy could generate almost 20% of the world’s electricity by 2030 – report

Global wind power capacity could reach 2,000 gigawatts by 2030, significantly reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) by more than 3 billion tonnes a year, creating millions of jobs and supplying up to 19% of global electricity, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


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Smallholder engagement needed to cut Amazon deforestation

To stop the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and curb deforestation’s contribution to climate change the Brazilian authorities must improve engagement with smallholder farmers, according to new research from the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Caroline Lucas calls for MPs’ pension fund to cut out fossil fuels

Green party MP Caroline Lucas has written a letter calling for MPs to cut fossil fuel investments out of their pension fund on ethical and financial grounds. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Lucas told the Guardian that she has...



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