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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 12 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.

General election: Cameron to refuse TV debates if Greens are excluded

Air pollution ‘most deadly’ environmental challenge, says former deputy mayor of London

Ed Davey voices concerns over likelihood of strong climate change agreement

Experts warn of increasing migration due to climate change

Rushlight Show to showcase latest innovation in cleantech


12 January headlines

Solar power drive renewables energy investment boom in 2014

Global investment in clean energy jumped 16% in 2014, boosted by fast-growing solar power in the US and China. Solar, whose costs have plummeted in recent years, attracted over half of the total funding for the first time. Guardian.

UK oil firms warn Osborne: without big tax cuts we are doomed

North sea oil and gas companies are to be offered tax concessions by the chancellor in an effort to avoid production and investment cutbacks and an exodus of explorers. Telegraph.

Scotland breaks European air quality standards – pollution has become a ‘public health crisis’

Scotland’s streets continue to break European air quality standards as the country wrestles with an invisible “public health crisis” costing thousands of lives and billions of pounds. Independent.

MPs to investigate TTIP trade deal’s impact on environmental protections

The impact of the controversial Transatlantic Trade an Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade deal on environmental protections in Europe is to be investigated by the UK parliament. Guardian.


Interesting picks

We are the last generation that can fight climate change. We have a duty to act – Guardian

SRI: Ethics behind Wall Street walk – Financial Times

Pope’s Asia trip to address poverty, dialogue and climate change –

Five ways to achieve climate justice – Guardian

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