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Eurosif: European sustainable investment market outperforming the mainstream

The European Sustainable Investment Forum (Eurosif) has revealed that sustainable investment in Europe has grown by almost 23% between 2011 and 2013, while impact investment went up by 132%, outpacing mainstream investment that stood at 21.7% Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Number of women on FTSE 100 boards reaches all-time high

The government’s target for 25% of FTSE 100 directors to be female by 2015 has almost been achieved, but 60% of UK’s largest companies, including BP and Reckitt Benckiser, still have to reach the figure, Lord Davies and business secretary Vice Cable have said. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Nick Clegg: energy and climate targets are not ‘green crap’ for Lib Dems

Liberal Democrats leader Nick Clegg has mocked prime minister David Cameron for reportedly referring to environmental policies as ‘green crap’. Clegg added that his party believes in boosting clean energy and phasing out coal. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge....


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$310bn energy efficiency market saved a continent’s worth of energy

Investment in energy efficiency has reached at least $310 billion (£192bn), while the “invisible powerhouse” has saved a continent’s worth of energy consumption, according to a new report. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Energy Efficiency Market...


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Lego to end Shell partnership after anti-Arctic oil campaign

Danish toymaker Lego will not renew its partnership with Shell, following a global campaign from environmental group Greenpeace that protested against the oil giant’s operations in the Arctic. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Lego has decided to end the...


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Worsening ocean acidification threatens humans and marine life, UK scientists warn

Rising carbon dioxide emissions are altering the pH levels of the ocean, with dramatic consequences for the marine environment and the people who depend on it, a group of British scientists has said. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Experts...


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Global Sustainability Film awards calls for entries focused on businesses’ good practices

The 2014 Global Sustainability Film awards has opened for entries, calling on companies to submit one or more films showing how they are addressing social and environmental challenges while still being successful. The winners, who will be required to show their best corporate social responsibility and sustainability achievements, will...


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Glasgow University to divest from fossil fuels

Glasgow University has become the first UK university to vote to divest from the fossil fuel industry, after the university court concluded that investing in polluting firms is unsustainable. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. After months of student-led campaigning, the university...


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European Commission approves subsidy plan for Hinkley Point C nuclear reactors

The European Commission has approved the subsidy scheme proposed to build the UK’s first new nuclear reactors in 20 years at Hinkley Point in Somerset, on the condition that the burden on British taxpayers is reduced. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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‘Solar storm’ centre opens to protect UK economy

The Met Office will today open the UK’s first space weather forecast centre, in an effort to protect the nation’s economy and infrastructure from solar storms. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The Space Weather Operations Centre, based at the Met Office’s...


Peter Blanchard

Outrage as the EU Commission fails to label tar sands oil as highly polluting

The European Commission has scrapped plans to label tar sands oil as ‘highly polluting’ after years of lobbying from the Canadian government and the industry, in a move that has concerned campaigners. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In a...


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US east coast cities to be severely affected by climate change, scientists warn

The Union of Concerned Scientists has said that over the next 15 to 30 years, Mid-Atlantic communities and some of the most important cities on the US east coast will experience severe floods and high tides, as worsening climate change raises sea levels and causes more extreme weather. Blue...


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HSBC directors to quit over jail threat to bankers

Two directors of HSBC’s UK bank are poised to resign in a protest against new rules that could see senior bankers jailed if their institution fails. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The rules, to be imposed by the Bank of England,...


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Inventors of energy-efficient LED technology win Physics Nobel Prize

One American and two Japanese scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 for the invention of the energy-efficient light source known as the blue light-emitting diode (LED), which has brought great benefits to humanity and the environment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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New solar park in East Sussex given the go-ahead

Renewables investment company Low Carbon has announced that a deal to build a new solar park at Berwick in East Sussex has been closed. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The solar park is expected to produce 8,705MWh – enough...



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