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Most popular on Blue Green 13 Nov – 19 Nov 2015



Here’s the articles that were read by most people in the last week. Last night we survived a seven-hour brute force attempt to hack the site. But we prevailed. if you spot anything odd on the site (other than Simon’s profile photo) let us know.

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 Amber Rudd’s speech on a new direction for UK energy policy

Amber Rudd: “Tough on subsidies. Concentrating on technologies that will deliver at scale. New gas replacing coal. Getting new nuclear off the ground. Reducing the costs of offshore wind. And unleashing innovation to discover the clean and cheap technologies of tomorrow.” Read more.

Reactions here, here and here.

Government’s rejects Law Commission recommendation that pension trustees should take account of ESG issues

ShareAction and The UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) today expressed disappointment at the Government’s rejection of the recommendation from the Law Commission to make clear in regulation that pension trustees’ should take account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues where these are financially material (or may become so), and may consider wider ethical factors under certain circumstances. Read more.

UKSIF comment here.

Stefanie O’Gorman of Jacobs on Natural Capital

This month, Stefanie O’Gorman, Director of Sustainable Economics at Jacobs, will be attending the 2015 World Forum on Natural Capital in Edinburgh (23-24 November) where she is speaking about how an ecosystem services assessment was used as part of the evidence base for the Airports Commission within the stream ‘Understanding and Managing Risk’. Read more.

UNESCO, IUCN and WWF welcome new no-go pledge for World Heritage sites by Tullow Oil

UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on natural World Heritage, and WWF have all welcomed a new commitment by British company Tullow Oil plc to stay out of World Heritage sites. The firm had received a licence to explore for oil in an area overlapping Kenya’s World Heritage-listed Lake Turkana National Parks. Read more.