Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 15 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.

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

Onshore wind EU’s cheapest energy source – report

Örebro becomes first Swedish city to divest from fossil fuels

Performers disrupt Shell-sponsored exhibition at the National Gallery


October 15 headlines Pentagon Signals Security Risks of Climate Change

The Pentagon has released a report asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to national security, with increased risks from terrorism, infectious disease, global poverty and food shortages. It also predicted rising demand for military disaster responses as extreme weather creates more global humanitarian crises. New York Times. 

Report: Global clean energy investment jumps 11 per cent

Global clean energy investment cleared $64bn in the third quarter of the year, marking an 11 per cent improvement on the same period last year and fuelling hopes that the recent recovery in clean tech funding is continuing. Business Green.

Dublin to shut Double Irish corporate tax loophole next year

Ireland is to shut its so-called “Double Irish” corporate tax loophole from the beginning of next year, bowing to intense pressure to close one of the most controversial measures in international tax planning. FT.

Hong Kong protests: Clashes as police clear road

Police forces march toward pro-democracy protesters during a standoff outside the central government offices in Hong Kong – 14 October 2014Clashes as HK police clear road. BBC. 


Interesting picks:

The best cure for inequality is an ownership society The Telegraph

Richard Flanagan ‘ashamed to be Australian’ over environmental policies The Guardian

Desertec solar power project shareholders jump ship The Guardian 

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