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EU must reconsider climate targets if UN talks fail, says energy commissioner

Europe should only attempt to cut its carbon emissions if the rest of the world comes to a global climate change pact at a crucial UN summit in Paris next year, the EU’s outgoing energy commissioner has said. Speaking at an oil and gas conference in Brussels, Gunther Oettinger...


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New movie urges protection for large fish

A new film by production company Panthalassa and supported by marine organisation Oceana is urging the world to act in order to preserve the ocean’s largest fish, threatened by commercial fishing but essential to the marine ecosystem. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Environmental scientists urged to broaden climate advice

Researchers from the University of Manchester have urged environmentalist scientists to broaden the advice they give on global climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, argues that some scientists are...


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One in 40 living in areas likely to be underwater by 2100

Some 147 to 216 million people are currently living on land that will be below sea level or regular flood levels by 2100 if climate change continues unabated, a new analysis has warned. The study, lead by Climate Central, identified the countries most at risk from rising sea levels...


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EDF to buy Welsh tidal electricity

Energy giant EDF has signed a deal to buy electricity produced by tidal power generator DeltaStream in Wales, which is expected to generate clean and reliable energy within weeks, in a move that could significantly boost the growing sector. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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ShareAction warns investors over Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

Investors should be concerned that oil giant Shell is seeking increased regulatory flexibility for drilling in the Arctic, according to responsible investment charity ShareAction. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. When drilling in the Arctic, regulators warn companies must have...


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Scotland’s renewables generation up by 30% in a year

Scotland is on track for another record year in producing clean energy, with latest official figures revealing the country has increased its generation by 30% compared to 2013, thanks to new investments in hydro and wind power. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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IRENA: biomass could provide 20% of energy by 2030

Renewable energy generated by biomass – from wood to agricultural waste – could provide a fifth of the world’s energy needs by 2030, according to a new analysis. The report, from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), forecasts “an auspicious future” for the biomass sector, suggesting such sources could...


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Obama signs to create vast Pacific marine reserve

The US president has officially signed a memorandum to expand a marine reserve in the Pacific Ocean, banning all kinds of commercial-scale activities such as fishing and mining, in order to create the largest network of protected oceanic space in the world. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


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Investors commit to expanding the climate bond market

Investors managing assets over $2 trillion (£1.2tn) committed to growing a global market in the financing of climate change solutions at this week’s UN climate summit in New York. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In the past year there has...


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IPCC reports must be more accessible and practical, academics say

Experts from Anglia Ruskin University have called for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to work with engineers, planners and investors – rather than just academics – to make its reports more helpful and clear. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Barclays tops customer complaint table, but overall complaints fall

Barclays received the most complaints from UK banking customers in the first half of 2014, while overall complaints decreased, new figures have revealed. Statistics released on Thursday by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) show that complaints fell by 5%, down to 2,358,732 from the 2,493,729 received in the previous...


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350.org founder Bill McKibben receives ‘Alternative Nobel’ award

Renowned US environmentalist Bill McKibben will be one of the recipients of this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, known as the ‘Alternative Nobel’, it has been announced. McKibben is the founder of the campaign group 350.org, which is lobbying around the world to build an international movement to stop climate...


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Labour Party Conference: Ed Miliband promises to increase tax on big tobacco to fund NHS

Labour party leader Ed Miliband has vowed to increase taxes on tobacco giants to boost NHS funding at the annual Labour party conference this week, placing health care at the centre of his election manifesto. As part of his ten-year plan, the NHS will gain substantial funding from a...


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Poll: UK perception of fracking improves, but public prefers renewables

The UK public has warmed slightly to fracking, according to a new poll, though approval rates for shale gas exploration remain low when compared to renewable energy. The survey, conducted by researchers from the University of Nottingham, reveals that approval for shale gas has risen from a low of...



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