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10 February headlines
EU energy consumption level falls to 20-year low
Energy consumption in the European Union has fallen to levels last seen more than two decades ago, statistics show. The dramatic drop in annual consumption reflects in part the continuing troubles in the eurozone, but also energy efficiency measures. Guardian.
Rural groups attack Scottish government wind farm policy
A group of land and heritage bodies has joined forces to attack the Scottish government’s wind farm policy. The rural alliance, accused ministers of ignoring their own advisers to back controversial large-scale developments. BBC.
North Sea oil bankruptcy risk surges amid calls for tax cuts
The number of British oil and gas related companies at risk of going bankrupt has increased by almost three quarters amid a steep decline in fortunes of the North Sea following a plunge in the price of crude. Telegraph.
England’s flood defence funding faces £600m shortfall, MPs warn
England’s flood defences face a £600 million hole unless ministers can demonstrate that the private sector will deliver the sum, a committee of MPs have warned. Guardian.
Why is the Green Party so successful among British youths? – Huffington Post
Will companies solve climate change before countries? – Huffington Post
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