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Siemens to invest in fossil fuels for the long-term despite renewable commitment

German multinational Siemens has said that despite its strong interest in clean energy infrastructure, it remains committed to long-term investment in fossil fuels such as coal, which it claims will still be needed in the future. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


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Study: greener cities reduce heatwave mortality

Researchers have suggested that if green spaces were doubled in size in central Melbourne, deaths caused by heatwaves among the city’s elderly could be cut by 28%, cooling temperatures by 0.5C and reducing the so-called urban ‘heat island effect’. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


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British businesses make sustainable timber pledge

A coalition of leading British businesses, including Marks & Spencer, Boots and Penguin Random House, have pledged to use only 100% sustainable timber and wood products by 2020. Businesses from the high street and timber, construction, publishing, DIY and grocery industries, including many other household names, have signed up...


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Hyatt hotels launches sustainability plan for 2020

American hotel company Hyatt has outlined a series of ambitious targets for 2020 to reduce water and energy use and boost sustainability in other areas, with the aim of becoming a blueprint for the sector. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Fracking: government ignores 99% opposition to change trespass law

After a government consultation resulted in 40,000 objections to changes to trespass laws that would allow energy companies to drill on private land, the government has decided to go on with the reform and ignore the public’s concerns. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Sustainia Award finalists announced

An annual award recognising initiatives that are working towards building a more sustainable future has announced this year’s finalists. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The international Sustainia Award is given to a solution, technology or initiative with significant potential...


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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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