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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.
The future of thermal coal – Financial Times
Oil majors must change their Jekyll and Hyde climate policy – Financial Times
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