Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 21 January 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.

Sustainable investment is about optimisation, not maximisation

Public sector workers let down by ‘dodgy pension investments’, say campaigners

Sellafield site ‘unsafe for future nuclear storage’

Church of England unlikely to ditch fossil fuel investments

Renewable energy specialists Good Energy and Ecotricity ‘setting benchmark’ in customer satisfaction


January 21 headlines

Some green extremists ‘close to Trotskyites,’ says Lord Deben

The battle against global warming is being out as risk by far-left extremists in the green movement, according to the government’s independent adviser on climate change. According to Lord Deben those who are resisting a moderate consensus on issues such as fracking could damage climate efforts. Guardian.

Shale gas ‘boom’ is a long way off, claim experts

A British shale gas boom is far more distant prospect than ministers have suggested, with at most one or two wells likely to be fracked this year, according to industry experts. A number of companies are expected to come forward with pre-consultation and planning applicants this year but experts said they could not forecast beyond that. Telegraph.

KPMG faces probe into Co-op Bank accounts

Britain’s accounting watchdog has launched a formal investigation into KPMG’s work as the auditor of the Co-op Bank ahead of the emergence of a £1.5 billion capital shortfall. The Financial Reporting Council will look at the way the bank’s account were prepared, audited and approved. Telegraph.

Iran nuclear: curbs on uranium enrichment begin

Iran has begun curbing uranium enrichment under a deal which will also see international sanctions eased, says the Atomic Energy Agency. The move is part of a sic-month deal reached with the US, Russia, China and European powers last November. BBC.

HS2 compulsory purchase powers ‘threaten blight along route’

Legislation to clear the way for Britain’s controversial new high-speed rail line could threaten widespread blight beyond the immediate area of the route because it contains sweeping new compulsory purchase powers, lawyers have said. Financial Times.


Interesting picks

Rewrite energy policy and re-industrialise Europe – Financial Times

The rise of energy citizens – Green Futures

Europe must set a new renewable energy target – Guardian

Circular economy confidence lie in ‘boosting the bottom line’ – Edie

Round one went to the anti-frackers. But now round two begins – Telegraph

Climate change and EU energy challenges – BBC


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