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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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Green Investment Bank to boost NHS energy efficiency with £50m investment

The UK’s Green Investment Bank (GIB), along with financial firm DLL, has announced £50 million in joint funding for new energy efficiency measures for the NHS, which would help save money and cut greenhouse gas emissions. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Apple supplier accused of exploiting workers

An investigation by China Labour Watch (CLW) claims to have found evidence of the exploitation of workers in Apple’s supply chain, to meet demand for iPhone 6 covers. The accusations centre on the supplier Jabil Circuit. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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World Bank: cleantech SME’s in developing world to receive $1.6tr boost

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in bringing cleantech to developing countries could reap some $1.6 trillion (£980bn) over the next 10 years, as investors rush to tackle climate change. According to a new report from the World Bank Group, SMEs will be able to seize a sizable...


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Rio de Janeiro mayor: cities should have more say on energy and climate change policies

Eduardo Paes, mayor of Rio de Janeiro, has said that when it comes to climate and energy policies, cities should have more powers and autonomy, regardless of the national regulation that often does not consider their individual characteristics. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Ryder Cup: driving ahead with sustainability

As golf enthusiasts gear up to watch Team Europe vs Team USA in the Ryder from Friday, the real winner at the event could be sustainability. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Labelled as one of the most sustainable golf...


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Two thirds of scientists advising EU on dangerous chemicals have industry links

Two thirds of scientists advising the EU on four controversial and potentially dangerous chemicals have links to industries that are affected by their assessments. That is the finding of a new report from the Corporate Observatory Europe, which calls into question whether the three Scientific Committees under DG SANCO,...



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