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3 July headlines
Ratings agency says UK energy crunch will be temporary
The wholesale price of electricity should remain flat and could even fall, according to new research from the rating agency Moody’s. New offshore wind farms, better insulated houses and the possibility of weaker gas prices are likely to combine to help halt what many expected to be a steady rise in retail prices. Guardian.
Electronic devices waste $80 billion of power a year, IEA says
The word’s 14 billion television set-top boxes, printers, game consoles and other electronic devices waste $80 billion of power a year due to inefficient technology, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). A report from the organisation estimates that the waste will increase to $120 billion by 2020 because many devices use the same amount of power even when they are on standby. Bloomberg.
Food waste reduction could help feed world’s starving
Professor Per Pinsrup-Andersen, head of an independent panel of experts advising the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation, has argued that the solutions to food waste have to be local as it happens for many different reasons. It is estimated that one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted before it is eaten. BBC.
UK government pledges to fight unlimited Atlantic shark fishing
The UK government has pledged to fight the unlimited fishing that leads to millions of sharks being killed by EU boats in the Atlantic every year. Numerous species one widely fished in the EU have already been driven to near extinction in the Antarctic. But other species, like the blue shark, continue to be caught in huge numbers because there are no limits on their exploitation. Guardian.
How to build a responsible portfolio – The Motley Fool
Can the UK meet a 70% recycling target – Guardian
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