Blue & Green Daily: Friday 3 October headlines

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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. 

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

World’s first CCS power plant launched in Canada

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

Offshore wind crucial to Japan’s energy future, says Carbon Trust

Thousands of walruses forced onto Alaskan shore by ice melt

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3 October headlines 

Thousands more pensioners to get help with energy bills 

An extra 200,000 pensioners will get help with their energy bills this winter, the government has announced. BBC. 

Consumers not getting best value for renewable energy subsidies, say MPs 

Consumers have been left to pick up the bill for “poorly conceived and managed” contracts worth £16.6 billion for renewable energy, MPs have warned. Guardian.

Conservatives set out plans to allow judges to ‘ignore’ European human rights rulings 

Britain could withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights under plans for a new Bill of Rights to give UK judges the ultimate authority over laws in this country, the Justice Secretary has said. Telegraph.

Hong Kong protests: Talks accepted amid protest stand-off

Protesters in Hong Kong have accepted an offer of talks with the government after a week of unrest. BBC.

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Interesting picks: 

Wonga’s irresponsible lending was on a colossal scale – it had to be tackled. Guardian.

‘Thousands’ of new ocean mountains. BBC.

WHO should declare climate change a “health emergency”. RTCC.