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Co-operative Energy will begin sustainability fortnight with Community Energy Conference

Industry leader Co-operative Energy will open the Community Energy Fortnight 2014 with a conference exploring the rapid growth of community energy, complete with a panel of leading speakers from across the energy industry. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The conference...


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Amazon deforestation rate up 29% in 2013

The rate of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has worsened and is again on the rise, the government has revealed, saying 6,000 sq km (2,315 sq miles) of forest were cleared in the period up to July 2013. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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ExxonMobil understating climate change risk to investors, says CTI

ExxonMobil is underplaying the risks presented to its business and investors by the need for international action to prevent climate change, according to a new report. The analysis, from the financial thinktank the Carbon Tracker Initiative (CTI), warns that the oil giant is unprepared for a major shift in...


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Plans for oil and gas drilling in South Downs National Park rejected

The South Down National Park’s authority has unanimously decided to reject a bid by fracking firm Celtique Energie to undertake exploratory drilling near Fenhurst in Sussex, because of the adverse effects the operations could have on the ecosystem and landscape. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder...


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IEA report reveals ‘remarkable’ slowdown in oil demand growth

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has predicted that the growth in demand for oil will slow down in the coming years, largely because of weaker demand in Europe and China, in its September Oil Market Report.  Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Japan steps closer to restarting nuclear power plants

Japan’s atomic regulator has today approved safety reports for two nuclear reactors, three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to their closure. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge The reactors were approved by a commissioners meeting in Tokyo today, with...


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19% increase in people switching bank account

One year after the Current Account Switch Service was launched, the Payments Council has reported a 19% increase in customers switching current accounts – around 1.1 million people. However, some have argued the figure is too low. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its...


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Scottish independence: take our poll

With the Scottish independence referendum set to take place in just a week’s time, we’re asking our readers what they think in our latest website poll. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. A day after launching, the results suggest our...


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Sustainable Development Goals need to consider poverty and climate change

Climate change, poverty eradication and sustainable development cannot be tackled as separate entities, claims a new report. Instead a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that considers all off these factors is crucial, it argues. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Rally organised in retaliation against ‘green attack’ on Abbot Point over Great Barrier Reef concerns

Local business owners and politicians have banded together to defend developments on Abbot Point docks, Australia, a move that would “save north Queensland,” but puts the Great Barrier Reef at immense environmental risk. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The rally,...


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Campaigners call for action on ‘weak’ whaling moratorium

The Humane Society International (HSI) has called on the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to curb violations of the global moratorium on whaling, which campaigners fear is no longer sufficient to protect cetaceans. Blue&Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The commission will gather...


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Survey: Brits show appetite for socially responsible businesses

A new UK-wide survey, conducted to coincide with Social Saturday, has revealed that the public have an appetite and appreciation for socially responsible businesses. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Social enterprises are businesses that have a mission to tackle...


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Scottish Independence: An overview – as shares rise in RBS and Lloyds over plans to leave Scotland

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and its state-backed peer Lloyds have both confirmed plans to leave an independent Scotland and move its headquarters to England if the Scottish people vote for independence next week – a decision that has resonated well with investors. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Just half of MPs believe that manmade climate change is a fact

A new poll has revealed that just 51% of MPs believe that it is an established fact that global warming is caused by human activities despite the majority of scientists supporting this. The survey revealed considerable difference of opinions among the political parties. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


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Renewable energy job industry to benefit contractors across Europe

As Europe enforces tighter emission targets for 2020, renewable energy development to reduce carbon emissions will continue the steady growth of the sustainable energy industry, benefiting contractors across the EU. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. A report by Procorre, an...



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