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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 26 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.

World Bank: green bonds changing investor expectations

Climate change pushes doomsday clock closer to midnight

M&S, Unilever and London Stock Exchange among world’s most sustainable companies

European lawmakers fail to back carbon market reforms


26 January headlines

MPs: Ban fracking to meet carbon targets

An influential committee of MPs has called for a moratorium on fracking on the grounds that is could derail efforts to tackle climate change. BBC.

For Saudis, falling demand for oil is the biggest concern

As the world’s oil producers wring their hands over a global glut that’s pushing down prices, evidence is mounting that Saudi Arabia is more concerned about shrinking demand. Bloomberg.

Scotland hardens stance against fracking

Scotland is set to lead resistance to the fracking of shale gas in the UK, with both the Scottish National party and the new leader of the Scottish Labour saying they would impose tough conditions on the drilling technique. Financial Times.

Flood warning in year of ‘super tides’

Britain is on high alert for a year of ‘super tides’ that raise the risk of floods across the country. Six periods of extreme tides are expected in 2015. The Times.

Oil collapse could trigger billions in bank losses

British banks may be sitting on billions in losses from the collapse in oil prices after a surge in junk loans to the industry. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

The packaging bump that could cut a 4m tonne mountain of UK food waste – Guardian

The shape of things to come: the solar powered car of the future – Financial Times

With this attack on community energy the big six win out over ‘big society’ – Guardian

44 cities energising the charge against climate change – WWF

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