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19 May headlines
Solar farms ‘set to keep growing’ despite subsidy cuts
The rapid growth of solar farms across Wales will continue despite plans to reduce subsidies in the sector, says an industry expert. More than 20 large fields of panels have opened since August 2011 with 40 more being built or planned. BBC.
Rejected climate science paper contained errors, says publisher
Climate change scientists have reacted angrily to charges that an academic paper was rejected by a peer-reviewed journal because of intolerance of dissenting views. The publisher says the paper was rejected because it contained scientific flaws, and not for any political reasons. Guardian.
Co-op chief warns it will take five years to steady the mutual
The head of the troubled Co-operative Group has warned that it will take five years to stabilise the mutual even after members voted unanimously to support wholesale reform of its failed governance structure. Richard Pennycook, interim chief executive, confirmed the Co-op will prepare sweeping governance reforms. Telegraph.
Call for killing of birds deemed health hazard splits conservationists
A consultation by Natural England, the body that advises the government on the natural environment, has made the case for allowing people to destroy robins’ nests and remove their eggs, amid growing concerns that they threaten health and safety. The organisation is also looking at similar measures to permit “taking, damaging and destroying of nests and eggs” for pied wagtails and starlings. Guardian.
Obama greenhouse gas cit splits power, coal industries
Bracing for greenhouse gas rules from the Obama administration, two industries are staking out different positions. Coal companies are pledging to sue whilst electric utilities are ready to talk. Electric companies say they hope to convince Obama’s aides that cuts in carbon emissions already achieved should count toward the goals in his plan. Bloomberg.
Can the climate change debate be de-politicised? – Bloomberg
When money has an impact – Investment News
Climate change is upon us and we must act – Guardian
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