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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 15 May 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.

Former Tory minister Gregory Barker joins the Climate Group’s board of trustees

Edinburgh to host the Global Ethical Finance Forum in September

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine divests from coal companies

2014 record year for UK’s renewable energy investment

Alliance Trust to acquire new stockbroking business from Brewin Dolphin



15 May headlines

‘Keep it Co-op’: another critical vote

Co-operative Group members will vote tomorrow to determine whether the business should continue its £1m subscription fee to the Co-operative Party. General Secretary Karin Christiansen told Blue & Green Tomorrow she was optimistic the party can make a major contribution to the revival of the British left.

Environment Agency: English waters fall below EU standards

The Environment Agency has warned that a record number of English beaches have failed to meet EU water standard regulations. BBC

EU referendum should be held ‘as soon as necessary’ 

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has said that any referendum on the EU should be held ‘as soon as necessary’ in order to curb ‘uncertainty’ in business. BBC

Solar Road more successful than expected

The world’s first solar road has smashed all expectations in the first six months of its pilot. The cycle track near Amsterdam produced enough energy to sustain a house for a year.



Interesting picks:

The Tories should look North – Telegraph

The British Bill of Rights could end the UK – Guardian

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