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Blue & Green Daily: Friday 8 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.

#GE2015: Vote for Policies ‘exit poll’

#GE2015: Lib Dem Energy and Climate Change Secretary loses seat

Bank of America to reduce exposure to coal to help climate change efforts

Climate ‘milestone’ reached as global carbon dioxide levels surpass 400ppm

#GE2015: share of votes, not seats, should confer a government’s #legitimacy


8 May headlines

New government faces potential energy crisis, warns expert

Avoiding a power blackout will be one of the first priorities for whoever forms the next government, a leading consultant has suggested. Simon Virley, UK chair of energy and natural resources, has warned to tight energy capacity in 2015 and 2016. Telegraph.

US accuses EU of undermining global food security

The US has accused the EU of undermining efforts to improve global food security by proposing new rules that would allow any of its 28 member states to opt out of decisions by Brussels to open the door to genetically modified crops. Financial Times.

Howard Davies ‘to launch new public consultation’ on Gatwick and Heathrow expansion

The head of the commission in charge of deciding whether Gatwick or Heathrow should be allowed to expand is to launch a fresh public consultation, according to reports. Telegraph.

Revealed: The shocking amount of resources needed to make products such as mobile phones, coffee and T-shirts

The sheer scale of the resource used to make everyday products such as coffee and T-shirts – often in parts of the world where the environment is under strains – is laid bare in a new report, showing that nearly 13 tons of water is needed to make a smartphone. Independent.

Australia PM’s adviser says climate change a UN hoax

A top Australian government business adviser has said that climate change is a hoax by the UN. Most climate models were wrong and there was little evidence of climate change, said Maurice Newman. Climate scientists have rejected his comments. BBC.


Interesting picks

Fossil fuel: warming to a theme – Financial Times

Election 2015: how will the markets react after polling day? – The Week

Oil companies deliver mixed responses on stranded assets – Institutional Investor

Why solar is critical to confronting climate change – CBS News

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