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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 28 March 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.

Travel Foundation: sustainable tourism will soon be ‘the only way to do business’

Look at the sun and save lives: solar power in post-Haiyan Philippines

Investors call for supply chain transparency legislation in UK modern slavery bill

Ethical consumer market now worth £54bn in the UK – up 12% in 2012

Futurewealth survey: millionaires increasingly using digital tools to manage wealth


28 March headlines

Centrica boss ‘concerned’ about energy security

Centrica chief executive, Sam Laidlaw says the energy giant is unlikely to invest in power plants needed to keep the lights on while under investigation by the top competition watchdog. However, he added that the investigation was a good thing to do in terms of “helping re-establish customer trust”. Telegraph.

Britain one of the lowest producers of renewable energy in the EU

Britain is the third lowest producer of renewable energy in the EU, an is far below its sustainable energy targets for 2020, a recent study has shown. Britain is lagging far behind other EU countries with just 4.2% of its energy derived from green sources, only Luxembourg and Malta are performing worse. Independent.

Fracking protest village Balcombe raises funds for solar power

Residents of Balcombe, the Sussex village which last summer became the centre of anti-fracking protests, have formed a new co-operative that aims to harness the power of sun for electricity. The new REPOWER Balcombe co-operative initially aims to raise £300,000 in a community share offering for a six solar arrays on roofs in and around the village. Guardian.

Total and Lukoil in talks over Russian shale deal

Total is in talks to partner with Lukoil on its shale oil projects in Russia, as Moscow targets unconventional resources to replace falling production ageing fields in Siberia. Lukoil, the largest private energy company in Russia, is exploring the giant but unproven Bazhenov formation, which holds the lion’s share of Russia’s shale oil. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

Fuel imports take UK back to dark days of 1984 as refineries close – Telegraph

Why the energy competition enquiry is good for low-carbon energy – Guardian

Investigation is victory for consumer power over big six energy companies – Guardian

Fuel poverty? It remains a scandal – Independent


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