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Blue & Green Daily: Thursday 2 April 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.

Bishops call on Anglican churches to divest from fossil fuels

Renewable investments surge 17% in 2014

US pledges to cut emissions by 28%


2 April headlines

Guardian Media Group to divest its £800m fund from fossil fuels

The Guardian Media Group is to sell all the fossil fuel assets in its investment fund over £800 million, making it the largest yet known to pull out of coal, oil and gas companies. Guardian.

Cameron curbs solar in UK’s rural areas with shift in subsidy

Changes to UK support for solar power will deter farmers from building projects in rural areas as Prime Minister David Cameron’s government says the countryside is being blighted by unsightly panels. Bloomberg.

Mediterranean Sea ‘accumulating zone of plastic debris’

Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists. A survey found around one thousand tonnes of plastic floating on the surface. BBC.

Ofgem fine E.ON £7.75m in overcharging raid

Ofgem, the energy regulator, has fined E.On £7.75 million for incorrectly charging customers exit fees and overcharging on bills. Telegraph.

Californians told to cut water use by 25%

California governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday ordered cities and towns in the draught-stricken states to cut their use by 25%, as the area faces its fourth straight year of shortages. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

What are the Wellcome Trust using their access to the boardroom for? – Guardian

Election 2015: Leaders prepare for live debate – BBC

Asset owners pushed to take leadership on climate change – Guardian

Will cutting methane emissions curb climate change? – Forbes

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