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Just one in six consumers trust energy suppliers

New research from consumer group Which? has found that just one in six consumers trust energy companies to act in customers’ best interests. The findings follow debates about competition in the energy market and the practices of the ‘big six’ energy providers. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running...


solar panel by Russ Ferriday via flickr

Friends of the Earth pledge support in solar subsidy judicial review against Ed Davey

Campaign group Friends of the Earth (FoE) have this week pledged their support for a legal challenge against the Department for Environment and Climate Change (DECC) for plans to cut subsidies to solar power. The legal challenge is being led by a solar conglomerate made up of the industry’s...


Social Enterprise UK via Flickr

UK celebrates first Social Saturday

On Saturday, Britain welcomes the first day celebrating social enterprises that do business by focusing on ethics and good practice. Social Saturday invites consumers to support the UK’s 70,000 social enterprises. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The day, organised...


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MPs put forward ‘genuine’ Recall Bill

The government has published new laws that give voters the ability to recall their MPs, but critics say the bill is “meaningless” as it keeps powers in the hands of politicians. The bill, published on Thursday, rules that an MP can be recalled if they are convicted of an...


record for wind - Patrick Finnegan via Flickr

Scottish independence: what would a ‘Yes’ vote mean for energy policy?

Energy, natural resources and sustainability have all featured in the Scottish independence debate, with both unionists and nationalists voicing their opinions on the subject. Whilst Scotland has a relatively large renewable sector, the value of its oil resources has been drawn into question. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


Houses of Parliament - Gordon Bell via Flickr

MP’s expenses and bills far higher than in 2009

As the parliamentary expenses scandal of 2009 has begun to slip from the public’s consciousness, a new survey has confirmed that MP’s expenses and bills are now £5 million higher than in 2009. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The total claims...


drought by DFID - UK Department for International Development via Flickr

Development banks pledge to increase finance for climate change action

The world’s leading multilateral development banks (MDBs) have issued a joint pledge to increase their efforts to help developing nations fight climate change. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Ahead of a crucial UN climate summit, to be held in New York...


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Warming air temperatures may have caused Antarctica’s Larsen-B collapse

The collapse of a giant Antarctic ice shelf in 2002 was caused by rising air temperatures, according to new research. During the Antarctic summer of 2002 Larsen-B – a 3,250 sq km section of the Larsen Ice...


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‘Don’t ignore garment workers’, activists tell London Fashion week organisers

Campaigners from anti-poverty charity War on Want have called on the UK’s fashion industry not to forget garment workers, often forced to work long hours in despicable conditions in poor countries. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. With London Fashion...


EU flags By Eoghan OLionnain via Flickr

European Commission rejects petition against ‘undemocratic’ EU-US trade deal

Campaigners have today announced that the European Commission has rejected a petition that would force a public review of a secret trade deal between the EU, US and Canada in the European Parliament. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The petition...


orca seaworld by Olivier Bruchez via Flickr

SeaWorld faces investor lawsuit following documentary Blackfish affecting attendance

SeaWorld Entertainment, which operates marine parks in San Diageo, California, and Orlando, Florida, is facing an investor lawsuit amid claims it lied about the reason for a decline in attendance after documentary Blackfish was released. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


coal power plant by Emilian Robert Vicol via flickr

Government’s capacity market could increase electricity bills and emissions, warn MPs

MPs on the energy select committee have warned that the government’s capacity market, which aims to ensure energy demand is met at peak times, could increase greenhouse gas emissions and electricity bills. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The capacity...


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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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