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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 1 October 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.

Wonga profits halved by compensation payouts

UK’s first floating solar farm installed

IEA: solar could be largest electricity source by 2050

Conservative party conference: Osborne criticised for welfare cuts and inaction over climate change

Campaigners call for climate refugee protection as migrant deaths reach record high


1 October headlines

India will be renewables superpower, says energy minister

India will be a “renewables superpower” according to its new energy minister, but its coal-fired electricity generation will also undergo “very rapid” expansion. The Guardian

Asian stocks retreat on Hong Kong protests and weak data

Asian stocks are heading for their fourth day of losses as political protests in Hong Kong show no signs of abating and US consumer confidence unexpectedly fell. BBC

Royal Bank of Scotland expects fewer bad loan charges

The Royal Bank of Scotland said Tuesday its outlook continues to improve as the British lender benefits from further declines in charges for bad loans. Boston Globe

Conservative Party Conference: Tory pledge to pour millions into the NHS

David Cameron is to promise that a Conservative government will increase spending on the NHS to help build a country that “everyone is proud to call home”. The Telegraph

Interesting picks:

Japan volcano death toll likely to rise to 46The Hindu

Tesco to be probed by regulatorBBC

Chimpanzees develop cultures in the wild like humansThe Telegraph

California governor vetoes ‘unnecessary’ livestock antibiotics billThe Guardian

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