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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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World’s wildlife declined by 50% in 40 years

The number of wild animals living on the planet has halved over the past four decades because of unsustainable consumption and reckless human activities that have destroyed habitats, according to the latest figures from WWF and the Zoological Society of London. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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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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Cameron’s new homes pledge ‘counter-productive’, says UK Green Building Council

Prime minister David Cameron’s pledge to build discount homes for first time buyers and exempt them from the zero-carbon homes standard has been criticised by green campaigners. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. On Saturday, Cameron announced that a re-elected Conservative government...


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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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CDP: greener S&P 500 corporations are more profitable

S&P 500 companies that are leading climate change action are raking in superior profitability and benefiting from lower volatility of earnings, according to a new report from CDP. CDP, an international organisation that encourages companies to disclose how they are managing environmental risks, says the finding proves that addressing...


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Siemens to invest in fossil fuels for the long-term despite renewable commitment

German multinational Siemens has said that despite its strong interest in clean energy infrastructure, it remains committed to long-term investment in fossil fuels such as coal, which it claims will still be needed in the future. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Study: greener cities reduce heatwave mortality

Researchers have suggested that if green spaces were doubled in size in central Melbourne, deaths caused by heatwaves among the city’s elderly could be cut by 28%, cooling temperatures by 0.5C and reducing the so-called urban ‘heat island effect’. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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British businesses make sustainable timber pledge

A coalition of leading British businesses, including Marks & Spencer, Boots and Penguin Random House, have pledged to use only 100% sustainable timber and wood products by 2020. Businesses from the high street and timber, construction, publishing, DIY and grocery industries, including many other household names, have signed up...


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Hyatt hotels launches sustainability plan for 2020

American hotel company Hyatt has outlined a series of ambitious targets for 2020 to reduce water and energy use and boost sustainability in other areas, with the aim of becoming a blueprint for the sector. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Fracking: government ignores 99% opposition to change trespass law

After a government consultation resulted in 40,000 objections to changes to trespass laws that would allow energy companies to drill on private land, the government has decided to go on with the reform and ignore the public’s concerns. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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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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