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MPs: fracking incompatible with climate change targets

A group of MPs have called for the UK’s fledgling fracking industry to be put on hold because the method is incompatible with climate change targets and presents “significant localised” environmental risks to public health. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves drilling and injecting fluids into the ground at a...


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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 23 January 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. Public opinion and policy priorities creating uncertainty for renewable investors Supermarkets and government called on to encourage sustainable food Bank switching increases...


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Supermarkets and government called on to encourage sustainable food

Both food retailers and the government must work to encourage sustainable food consumption and cut down on waste if the UK is to have a sustainable food supply in the face of environmental and health challenges, according to MPs. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, argues that government,...


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Public opinion and policy priorities creating uncertainty for renewable investors

Despite the need for renewables to solve the energy trilemma of affordability, security of supply and decarbonisation investment in the sector is at risk because public opinion and policy priorities are creating uncertainty for UK investors, a report warns. Left-wing think tank Fabian Society argues in the report –...


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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 19 January 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. It’s impossible for big oil and gas to adapt to decarbonisation, says environmentalist Pope Francis: climate change is mostly man’s fault Axa:...


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Report: renewables to grow faster than fossil fuels in 2015

Growth in renewable energy consumption is set to significantly outpace the growth seen in fossil fuels this year, according to a report. However, it also warns that non-fossil fuels lack the policy needed to progress fast globally. The report – Industries in 2015 – is from the Economist Intelligence...


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Allow building on green belt land to ease housing crisis, says report

A new report from think thank The Adam Smith Institute argues that the housing crisis in metropolitan areas, and particularly London, should be solved by reforming England’s planning system to allow new homes to be built on green belt land. The report – The Green Noose: An analysis of...


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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 14 January 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. Energy consumption in cites to triple by 2050 without sustainable planning Wave energy has potential to be cheaper than wind Second-biggest carbon market...


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Wildlife charity challenges Scottish windfarms

Wildlife Charity RSPB Scotland has a launched a legal challenge over the consent of four offshore windfarms in the Outer Forth and Tay. The organisation argues that the projects could have “serious implications” on wildlife in the area. The wind farm developments – Neart na Geoithe, Inch Cape, Seagreen...


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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 13 January 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. 300 Stanford professors call for full fossil fuel divestment Renewable investment up 16% in 2014 Ban Ki-moon calls for action on world...


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Campaign group calls on Scottish government to address air pollution

Friends of the Earth Scotland has called on the government to treat air pollution like the “public health crisis it really is” after analysis revealed some areas are breaking EU air quality standards and are getting worse. The environmental campaign group measured levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and particulate...


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Ed Davey voices concerns over likelihood of strong climate change agreement

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey has revealed that the UK will be seeking a legally binding climate change agreement at negotiations later this year. However, he has also voiced concerns that the deal will not go far enough to avert dangerous levels of climate change. Davey’s comments...


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Labour seeks fracking restrictions to protect drinking water

The Labour Party is seeking to ban fracking for shale gas on land that collects Britain’s drinking water in proposed amendments to the government’s infrastructure bill. A campaign group has said such a move is “basic common sense”. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is gradually becoming more widespread in the...


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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 8 January 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. UK lagging behind Europe on social impact investing UK government loaned £1.7bn to fossil fuel projects abroad since 2010 Green Party pledges to...


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UK government loaned £1.7bn to fossil fuel projects abroad since 2010

Despite publicly criticising fossil fuel subsidies, research has revealed that the UK government has pledged £1.7 billion in financial support to dirty energy projects aboard in the last five years. Analysis by environmental campaign group Greenpeace, discovered that the total support for fossil fuel industries amounts to £1.76 billion-worth...



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