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January 17 headlines
UN climate report urges quicker switch to low-carbon global economy
Emissions are still increasing with urgent action required to avert the worst affects of climate change, according to leaked Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) findings. The two main drivers for increased emissions are economic and population growth, the document said. Guardian.
Green levies ‘unfair’ to UK manufacturers
The European chief of Tata Steel has said that green levies are having a “major impact” on its operations in the UK. He added that it was creating an “uneven playing field” with European peers. Business Secretary Vince Cable acknowledged that high energy costs were an issue facing energy-intensive industries. Telegraph.
Big six energy provider RWE halves investment in renewables
Debts, falling prices and government uncertainty blamed for RWE’s major curs to green investment. The company is one of Britain’s biggest renewable energy investors but it now expects to sell of wind farms and a major biomass plant. Guardian.
Davos 2014: Widening wealth gap ‘biggest risk’ in 2014
The biggest risk to stability is the increasing gap between the rich and the poor, according to the World Economic Forum. The report warns income disparity is the risk most likely to cause damage globally in the next decade. BBC.
Royal Dutch Shell issues profit warning
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has issued a profit warning after it made less money than expected in the final quarter of 2013. BBC.
Informal networks provide essential services in cities – Green Futures
The untapped potential of buying social – Guardian