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Offshore wind crucial to Japan’s energy future, says Carbon Trust

Japan must accelerate the development of its wind sector in order to ensure a sustainable future and stop dependency on nuclear power and imported fossil fuels, according to a new report by the Carbon Trust. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Thousands of walruses forced onto Alaskan shore by Arctic melt

The loss of Arctic sea ice has caused around 35,000 walruses to come ashore on a beach in Alaska, with the US forced to reroute flights in order to avoid scaring the animals. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The phenomenon was...


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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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World’s first CCS power plant launched in Canada

The world’s first commercial-scale power plant to be fitted with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has begun operations, boosting hopes that the technology can contribute to the fight against climate change. SaskPower’s Boundary Dam facility in Saskatchewan, Canada, will now trap around 90% of its emissions, equivalent to taking...


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Citigroup: ‘big six’ to lose a quarter of customers by 2020

Research by Citigroup investment bank has suggested that the UK’s largest energy suppliers may lose up to a quarter of their customers and see a £500 million per year loss of collective profits, because of increasing competition from small energy suppliers. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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Wonga to write off £220m of customers’ debts

Payday lender Wonga has elected to write off £220 million of customers’ debts, after discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In response to a series of controversies, the company has put in place new affordability checks to screen their customers. After talks with City regulators, the firm has voluntarily...


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Coca Cola reduces executive bonuses after investor pressure

Beverage giant Coca Cola has been forced to revise its controversial pay plan for executives after an intervention from shareholders, lead by renowned investor Warren Buffett. Shareholders objected after Wintergreen Advisers said they would be getting a “raw deal“, with the remuneration plan set to handsomely reward executives while...


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Panama’s Frank Gehry biodiversity museum finally opens

A long-awaited museum celebrating biodiversity, designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry, has opened in Panama. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Biomuseo, on the mouth of the Panama Canal, showcases the unique ecosystem of the isthmus connecting North and South...


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David Attenborough to back Bengal tiger conservation programme in India

A £1 million​ project to protect Bengal tigers and prevent conflict with human communities in India has been launched on Wednesday by the World Land Trust, with the support of British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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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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Cameron cuts climate change from conference speech

Prime minister David Cameron only mentioned climate change in passing in his final party conference speech before the 2015 general election. Though Cameron told the UN that climate change “is one of the most serious threats facing our world” only last week, in his key address in Birmingham, the...


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Investors asked to disclose climate change risks

Some 1,000 of the world’s largest asset owners have been asked to disclose how they are managing their exposure to climate change risks, as part of a major new survey. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. After some high profile investors pledged...


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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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2013 Australian heatwave caused by climate change, studies argue

Four separate studies by Australian universities have concluded that the extremely hot temperatures that hit the country last year were almost certainly related to rising greenhouse gas emissions and have urged the climate-sceptic government to take action. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...



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