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Outside the National Gallery by Kristian Buus

Performers disrupt Shell-sponsored exhibition at the National Gallery

Activists protesting against art’s ties with the fossil fuel industry have performed a musical demonstration during the media launch of the Rembrandt exhibition at the National Gallery, which has been sponsored by Shell and staffed by a private security firm, instead of the gallery’s workers. Blue & Green Tomorrow...


Orebro by Lars Hermansson via Flickr

Örebro becomes first Swedish city to divest from fossil fuels

The city of Örebro has become the first city in Sweden to commit to ditching its investments in fossil fuel firms, as the global divestment movement builds on its gathering momentum. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The county capital confirmed on...


wind farm by Luke Partridge via Free Images

Onshore wind EU’s cheapest energy source – report

Onshore wind energy is the cheapest form of energy in Europe, when additional factors such as the costs of pollution and climate change are taken into account, a leaked EU report has revealed. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  The interim paper...


Jesús Gorriti via flickr

Marks & Spencer downgraded over its refrigerators’ greenhouse gas emissions

Ethical retailer M&S has not made progress on phasing out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from its fridges and saving energy with closed doors, according to a report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Tesco, Co-op and...


Photo: Edinburgh Greens via Flickr

Green Party to take legal advice over leaders’ debate snub

The Green Party of England and Wales has said it may take legal action after reports indicated it will be left out of televised party leader debates next year, while UKIP looks set to feature. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In the...


Duncan Harris via flickr

London’s telephone boxes to become solar-powered mobile phone chargers

Some of London’s disused yet still iconic red telephone boxes are going to become free solar-powered charging stations for mobile phones, thanks to an innovative project by an award winning social enterprise. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The idea...


Bernardo62 via Flickr

Fossil fuel companies recognise climate risks but fail to disclose them to investors – report

A new survey from Carbon Tracker has revealed that while companies are well aware of the impacts of climate change and the effects carbon-cutting policies will have on fossil fuels reserves, only 7% integrate the risks into corporate project and capital expenditure assessments. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently...


Photo: DFAT photo library via Flickr

Renewable energy investment key to sub-Saharan Africa’s prosperity

A woefully under-developed energy sector is holding back growth in sub-Saharan Africa, but smart investment could unlock the region’s huge renewable energy potential, 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) new Africa Energy...


Photo: Policy Exchange via Flickr

Owen Paterson’s proposal to repeal Climate Change Act ‘stupid’

Owen Paterson has been slammed by politicians and experts, after reports emerged that the former environment secretary will call for the government’s climate change targets to be scrapped. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.  On Wednesday, Paterson will deliver a lecture to...


Michaela Kobyakov via freeimages

Neonicotinoids ‘5000 times more toxic’ than DDT for bees

A UK academic at the annual conference of the Soil Association has strengthened the case for the EU-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides, revealing mounting evidence of their deadly effects on essential pollinators. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Speaking at...


Kim Hansen via Flickr

Scottish wind energy sector boosted by four new farms

Four offshore wind farms with the capacity to power 1.4 million homes have been given development consent by the Scottish government, in a project expected to add between £314 million and £1.2 billion to the economy. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival....


British Province of Carmelites via flickr

82% of ‘generation fairtrade’ teens want companies to behave responsibly

Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fairtrade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses taking action to end poverty, inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to...


oatsy40 via flickr

Australian National University divests from fossil fuels amid government criticism

Australian National University (ANU) has become the first Australian university to divest from fossil fuels on ethical grounds, gaining support from the public and its students but facing criticism from the country’s powerful industry. The university’s council announced it would divest $16 million (£8.6m) from seven companies following a...


Triodos Renewables

Triodos Renewables launches crowdfunding scheme to make investment more accessible

Clean energy arm of ethical bank Triodos has launched a £5 million share offer to allow people to invest as little as £50 into renewable energy projects, in an effort to reach a wider public. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


wind turbine by Colin Brough via stock.xchng

Low carbon energy transition could save trillions

Transitioning to a low carbon energy system could not only prevent the most devastating impacts of climate change, but could free up trillions of dollars over the next 20 years, according to new research. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. Two reports...



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