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MPs call on government to promote recycling

A committee of MPs has warned that the UK could fail to meet the EU target of recycling 50% of household waste by 2020, unless the government takes action and shows leadership on the issue. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please...


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Europe 2030 emission targets need to go further, says IPCC vice-chair

Vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) professor Jim Skea has criticised the EU’s 2030 emission reduction target, arguing that it does not go far enough. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. The European Commission voted to cut...


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Public urges finance experts to cut the jargon

The majority of the British public believes that the government and other institutions must cut the jargon and do more to effectively communicate financial information, according to a new poll.   Commissioned by the UK Sustainable Investment...


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Insurers call for additional £500m for flood defences

Chancellor George Osborne is facing pressure from the insurance industry to boost the UK’s flood defences, following severe flooding last winter, which saw some parts of the country being affected for months. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. According to...


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Environment secretary labels solar farms a ‘blight on the landscape’

Environment secretary Liz Truss is facing criticism after commenting that solar farms are a “blight” on the UK countryside as well as having a negative impact on the agriculture sector. She has also announced that subsidies for the solar industry are to be cut. Blue & Green Tomorrow is...


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Good Money Week 2014: what’s on?

Good Money Week 2014 is here. For seven days, running from October 19 to 25, investors, finance professionals, charities, churches and more will congregate at events up and down the UK to discuss, debate and champion ethical, sustainable and responsible investment. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a...


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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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Investors commit to expanding the climate bond market

Investors managing assets over $2 trillion (£1.2tn) committed to growing a global market in the financing of climate change solutions at this week’s UN climate summit in New York. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge. In the past year there has...


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Leading institutional investors call for ambitious climate deal

Ahead of a meeting of world leaders in New York to discuss a climate deal next week, more than 340 global institutional investors, representing over $24 trillion (£14.6tn) in assets, have called for governments to take action and provide a stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon price. Blue &...


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Scotland’s decision: a more sustainable United Kingdom democracy

Scotland’s independence debate has dispelled the myth that people are apathetic about politics. What is critical is the importance of the vote and the way the campaign is conducted. A clash of opposing ideas creates a higher turnout. Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 15 September headlines

Blue & Green Daily finds and summarises the top sustainability stories around the web every morning. We start with our own picks from Blue & Green Tomorrow. Renewable manifesto sets out blueprint for next government Author claims Richard Branson has failed to deliver on $3bn climate pledge Over 225,000...


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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...


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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...


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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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Renewable industry calls for next government to make series of commitments

Trade bodies from the renewable energy industry have joined together to call for political parties to commit to clean energy ahead of next year’s general election. The group has launched six ‘key tests’ in a renewable manifesto statement and campaign hosted by Action for Renewables. The group of renewable...



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