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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 27 June 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.

New breakthrough could make solar panels cheaper and safer

£6.1m investment for Oxford firm that battles dengue fever with GM mosquitos

Petition calling for Tesco to pay the living wage passes 31,000

New ‘fossil free’ investment index boosts divestment movement

Ofgem calls for wide-ranging competition inquiry into energy market


27 June headlines

Auditors probe £16bn green energy contracts

The government may have failed to protect the interests of bill payers when awarding green energy contracts, says the National Audit Office (NAO). BBC.

Population surge in Britain is fastest in EU

Britain’s population is the fastest growing in the European Union and is expected to increase to more than 74 million in a quarter of a century, official figures showed yesterday. High levels of immigration and an increased birthrate will help to drive the population up ten million by 2038, increasing pressure on housing, schools and the NHS. The Times.

Britain switches on to green power

Britain is in the midst of a green energy revolution after production soared to record levels, according to new figures which deal a blow to opponents of renewable energy and a potential boost for consumers. The Independent

Revealed: Tesco hoarding land that could build 15,000 homes

Tesco, the UK’s largest supermarket chain, is hoarding land and buildings covering an area big enough to build 15,000 homes, a Guardian analysis has revealed. The Guardian.


Interesting picks

Africa’s vulture population in jeopardy following mass poisoning incidents – Guardian

CNBC Caught Soliciting Writer To Claim Global Warming Is A “Hoax” – Media Matters

American consumers mostly bank on profits, not the ethics of saving – Al Jazeera

Beware the small print that threatens all public land – Guardian

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