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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 5 June 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.

Shell CEO: We can’t ignore the importance of renewable energy

Report: building climate resilience essential to business survival

Three quarters of business leaders recognise direct climate risks

MEPs reject 1.6 million signatures from European initiative Stop Vivisection

Pavegen raises over £1m on Crowdcube


5 June headlines

US scientists: global warming pause ‘no longer valid’

US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has “slowed” in recent years. A US government laboratory says the much talked about “pause” is an illusion caused by inaccurate data. BBC.

Statoil and ExxonMobil chiefs calls on EU to allow fracking

European laws restricting fracking have come under attack from the chief executives of two of the world’s largest oil and gas companies who are calling on policy makers to re-examine the contentious drilling process. Financial Times.

Households must pay higher VAT on insulation and solar panels, EU rules

Millions of households across Britain face paying more for solar panels and home insulation after an EU ruling that could force George Osborne to break his manifesto pledge by raising VAT. Telegraph.

Scotland calls for consultation over windfarm subsides

The Scottish energy minister has called for an “adult discussion” with the UK government over the future of windfarm subsidies, after writing to Amber Rudd to express his concern that Scotland was being shut out of discussions. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Opinion: Southeast Europe can lead the way in clean energy – Financial Times

The road to Paris and beyond oil – BBC

What will the Pope’s climate encyclical, expected 18 June, say? – Science

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