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UK could be sharing economy hub, says government adviser

The UK can become a world leader in the sharing economy – also known as the peer-to-peer economy – according to the author of a review commissioned by the government to explore the benefits of consumers offering properties and personal items. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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China’s economic growth undermining carbon-cutting efforts

Despite climate change commitments and improvements in its approach to greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, China’s massive economic growth is jeopardising its efforts to build a low-carbon economy, new research has found. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The study,...


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Energy efficiency targets could boost UK economy by £62bn

Tougher energy efficiency targets could boost the UK economy by £62 billion and create 40,000 jobs, according to unpublished figures obtained by WWF. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The figures, part of a costs and benefit assessment disclosed after an access...


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Renewables to compete for £300m subsidies but solar industry penalised

The government has unveiled plans to increase support for renewable energy from £95 million to £300 million but the industry fears the system would harm solar development and provide little value for money. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The renewable energy sector...


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Norway the best country for elderly, study says

The Global AgeWatch Index has found that Norway is the place where the elderly enjoy the best quality of life for income security, health, personal capability and ‘an enabling environment’, as figures suggest that 21% of the global population will be over 60 by 2050. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


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90% of CEOs believe businesses should have a social purpose

A survey led by Coca-Cola Enterprises has found that nine out of ten CEOs believe companies should fully integrate sustainability into their business, with future leaders showing more willingness to employ corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Responsible tourism: Virgin to ditch partners that capture wild whales and dolphins

Virgin’s CEO Richard Branson has announced that Virgin Holidays will now require that its partners and suppliers do not capture wild cetaceans for the entertainment industry, but wildlife charities have complained the plea falls short of protecting captive animals. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Oil and gas industry calls for tax incentives as operating costs rise by 60%

The UK oil and gas industry’s economic outlook has revealed rising costs for the sector, prompting calls for the government to provide more tax incentives to retrieve £1 trillion investment and fully exploit the country’s declining offshore reserves. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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IEA: solar could be largest electricity source by 2050

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said in a new report that the falling cost of photovoltaic (PV) technology is likely to make solar power the greatest source of electricity by mid-century, with China and the US taking the lead. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


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Conservative party conference: Osborne criticised for welfare cuts and inaction over climate change

Chancellor George Osborne has promised new reforms on benefits to eradicate a “culture of welfare dependency” and pledged to encourage the exploitation of shale gas reserves if the Conservatives are re-elected. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Speaking at the...


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Lloyds fires eight staff and withholds bonuses over Libor scandal

Lloyds Banking Group has dismissed eight employees for their role in the manipulation of currency and the Libor rate, forfeiting bonuses worth £3 million. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Lloyds, which is 24% owned by the government after its bailout, said...


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IBM’s ‘sunflower’ device to improve efficiency of solar technology

IBM, together with Airlight Energy, has launched a new 10-meter-high ‘sunflower’ device, able to move in order to catch as much sunlight as possible, which can concentrate the sun’s radiation 2,000 times and convert 80% into electricity and heat. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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Chile enforces South America’s first carbon tax

Chile has become the first South American country to introduce a tax on carbon, in a pioneering effort to tackle climate change. On Friday the Chilean government ratified legislation that levies a new tax on energy companies, targeting the firms operating fossil fuel-powered plants with installed capacity equal to or...


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Banks and schools close down amid Hong Kong pro-democracy protests

Some banks, including HSBC and Standard Chartered, have shut down their branches in Hong Kong after thousands of citizens took the streets on Sunday protesting against the strict electoral system enforced by the Chinese government. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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Sustainia Award finalists announced

An annual award recognising initiatives that are working towards building a more sustainable future has announced this year’s finalists. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The international Sustainia Award is given to a solution, technology or initiative with significant potential...



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