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.
- Impax among winners of Queen’s Award for sustainable development
- Cameron’s slashing of environmental regulations ‘misrepresent wishes’ of business
- Report on RBS reveals its ‘shocking treatment’ of UK businesses
- Government response to Kay review outlines plans to modify equity market
- Lloyds Bank sets aside further £750m for PPI claims
29 June headlines
California’s state pension funds move closer to divesting from coal
A key vote in the campaign to get California’s state pension funds to divest from thermal coals was passed this week. The bill has been endorsed by hedge fund manager and philanthropists Tom Steyer, several health organisations and the California Federation of Teachers. Guardian.
Royal Dutch Shell bids to develop carbon capture project
A windswept North Sea gas platform, manned by half a dozen maintenance workers, seems an unlikely place to embark on a low-carbon revolution. But Shell’s disused Goldeneye could soon get a fresh lease of life, pumping millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide into depleted reserves. Financial Times.
Thousands of people killed by extreme weather in 2015 as El Nino arrives to bring more chaos
Thousands of people have been killed by extreme weather so far this year and now scientists fear a weather event will cause droughts, wildfires, flooding, landslides and food shortages. Independent.
The world is defenceless against next financial crisis, warns BIS
The world will be unable to fight the next global financial crash as central banks of used up their ammunition trying to tackle the latest crises, the Bank of International Settlements has warned. Telegraph.
Solar impulse makes second bid to cross Pacific Ocean
A solar-powered plane is making its second bid at a record-breaking flight across the Pacific Ocean. Solar Impulse took off from Nagoya Airfield in Japan on Sunday and is scheduled to land in Hawaii after around 120 hours. BBC.
China carbon crunch – BBC
Green technology: positive energy – Financial Times
Sustainable investing in the 21st century – Morning Star
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