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Blue & Green Daily: Monday 6 July 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.

Archbishop of Wales: ethical investment no longer on the fringes of finance

DECC budget cuts could put energy and climate plans at risk

Study: world’s oceans facing irreversible damage without climate action

Lego to invest £95m in a bid to source sustainable materials


6 July headlines

New coal plants ‘most urgent’ threat to the planet, warns OECD head

Government must rethink plans for new coal fired power plants around the world, as these are now the “most urgent” threat to the future of the planet, the head of the OECD has warned. Guardian.

UK flood fund in £2.1bn reinsurance deal

The new government-backed flood subsidy fund is preparing to make one of the world’s largest purchases of catastrophe insurance with plans to buy backstop cover worth £2.1 billion. Financial Times.

UN climate change chief tells charities to stop complaining about global warming

Environmental charities should spend less time complaining about global warming and more time coming up with workable solutions to the problem, the UN’s climate chief has said. Independent.

Energy firms ‘must cut prices’ as Grexit fears help push wholesale costs to five-year low

Energy companies are facing fresh calls to cut prices after new data showed the threat of Grexit had helped push wholesale gas and power prices to their lowest level in five years. Telegraph.

Solar Impulse complete epic flight to Hawaii

Solar Impulse, the aeroplane that is powered only by the sun, has landed in Hawaii after making a historic 7,200km flight across the Pacific from Japan. BBC.


Interesting picks

The future of thermal coal – Financial Times

TTIP aim to lift US oil export ban goes against climate change targets – Guardian

Oil majors must change their Jekyll and Hyde climate policy – Financial Times

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