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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 2 October round up



Today on Blue&Green Tomorrow, Susanne Dyrboel of ROCKWOOL International explained the importance of energy efficiency for a more sustainable future.

We also covered the new government’s subsidy scheme for renewable energy  and the launch of the first commercial-scale Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) power plant in Canada.

Norway the best country the elderly, study says

The Global AgeWatch Index has found that Norway is the place where the elderly enjoy the best quality of life for income security, health, personal capability and ‘an enabling environment’, as figures suggest that 21% of the global population will be over 60 by 2050.

David Attenborough to back Bengal tiger conservation programme in India

A £1 million​ project to protect Bengal tigers and prevent conflict with human communities in India has been launched on Wednesday by the World Land Trust, with the support of British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough.

Panama’s Frank Gehry biodiversity museum finally opens

A long-awaited museum celebrating biodiversity, designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry, has opened in Panama.

Ambitious energy efficiency targets are key to combating climate change

In the race towards a low-carbon future, global leaders cannot ignore the many benefits of energy-efficiency measures for the environment and the economy, writes Susanne Dyrboel of ROCKWOOL International.

Coca Cola reduces executive bonuses after investor pressure

Beverage giant Coca Cola has been forced to revise its controversial pay plan for executives after an intervention from shareholders, lead by renowned investor Warren Buffett.

Wonga to write off £220m of customers’ debts

Payday lender Wonga has elected to write off £220 million of customers’ debts, after discussions with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Citigroup: ‘big six’ to lose a quarter of customers by 2020

Research by Citigroup investment bank has suggested that the UK’s largest energy suppliers may lose up to a quarter of their customers and see a £500 million per year loss of collective profits, because of increasing competition from small energy suppliers.

World’s first CCS power plant launched in Canada

The world’s first commercial-scale power plant to be fitted with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has begun operations, boosting hopes that the technology can contribute to the fight against climate change.

Renewables to compete for £300m subsidies but solar industry penalised

The government has unveiled plans to increase support for renewable energy from £95 million to £300 million but the industry fears the system would harm solar development and provide little value for money.

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