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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 23 January 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.

Public opinion and policy priorities creating uncertainty for renewable investors

Supermarkets and government called on to encourage sustainable food

Bank switching increases 12% in 2014

Cuadrilla’s Lancashire fracking plans ‘should be refused’


23 January headlines

Climate change inaction pushes ‘doomsday clock’ closest to midnight since 1984

The symbolic doomsday clock moved to three minutes before midnight on Thursday because of the gathering dangers of climate change and nuclear proliferation, signalling the gravest threat to humanity since the throes of the cold war. Guardian.

Political divisions hit EU carbon price

Carbon prices plunged almost 8% on Thursday after a bumpy start to the EU attempt to fix its dysfunctional emissions market, with bitter divisions among parliamentarians creating uncertainty among traders. Financial Times.

UK lawmakers seek to ban fracking unless loopholes closed

UK opposition lawmakers are seeking to ban oil and gas fracking unless “loopholes” in safety are closed. The Labour amendment to the infrastructure bill is working its way through parliament. Bloomberg.

Fossil fuel firms accused of renewable lobby takeover to push gas

Major fossil fuel companies and energy utilities have used their financial power to take control of key renewable energy lobby groups in Europe to slow the continent’s transition to clean energy, according to industry insiders. Guardian.

SA poaching record set in 2014

A record 1,215 rhino were poached in South Africa in 2013, a 21% increase in the previous year, officials have said. More than two-thirds were killed in the famed Kruger National Park. BBC.


Interesting picks

Can Davos lead on climate change? – BBC

Muddle over the moment mankind made its mark on earth – Financial Times

How reducing food waste could ease climate change – National Geographic

Green bonds are changing investor expectations and making sustainable investing easier – The World Bank

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