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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 23 February headlines

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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.

EU Capital Markets Union to include focus on long-term investment and trust

Harvard faces court over fossil fuel divestment

Osborne faces calls to close ‘Mayfair’ tax loophole

Vote for Policies launches ahead of General Election

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23 February headlines

Harvard’s star alumni urge week of protests on fossil fuels

Actress Natalie Portman, environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr, and other high profile Harvard University alumni are calling for demonstration to urge divestment from fossil fuels. Bloomberg.

MPs criticise Ofgem for failure over energy network pricing

The UK’s energy market regulator has been criticised by MPs for failing to keep energy network costs down, thus contributing to higher gas and electricity bills for consumers. Financial Times.

Global ‘green club’ of companies will fight climate change and poverty

One of Britain’s leading environmental entrepreneurs, Jeremy Leggett, is setting up a “club” of companies that will reserve 5% of their profits for causes that fight climate change and alleviate global poverty. Independent.

UK on track to meets its renewable energy targets

The UK is on track to meet its renewables energy goals, with wind power substituting for gas and coals use and driving down greenhouse gas emissions, according to new analyses. Guardian.

Deutsche Bank seeks to buy $1 billion in green bonds

Deutsche Bank said it’s working to boost its investment in green bonds to €1 billion, joining competitors including Citigroup and Barclays in tapping profit from the quickly growing market. Bloomberg.

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Interesting picks

Oil industry cannot accept possibility of a decline in demand – Financial Times

Climate change is more than just an environmental issue – Guardian

Leading climate change denier was paid by energy companies – The Verge

Young investors aim to make money responsibly – Catholic Register

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