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21 March headlines
Election 2015: Parties battle over climate change action
Politicians from five political parties have clashed over action to tackle climate change – with UKIP arguing it is not caused by humans. The UKIP representative also insisted that it was not something voters were particularly interested in. BBC.
Businesses to unite on green agenda including carbon taxes
Global businesses are set to reach an agreement to work together to support a higher carbon price, more technology in cities and greater renewable energy use ahead of the global climate pact to be signed in Paris this year. Financial Times.
Labour launches green manifesto nine years after Cameron hugged husky
Labour has promised to retrofit five million homes over the next decade, making them warmer and cheaper to heat, and to create a million new green jobs. The party says it would establish energy efficiency as a “national infrastructure priority”. Guardian.
Ed Davey orders Russian to sell North Sea petroleum licences
The government has ordered a group of Russian billionaire investors led by Mikhail Fridman to sell North Sea petroleum licences amid concerns over the UK’s energy security. Telegraph.
Solar plane aims for Chinese coast
The fuel-free aeroplane Solar Impulse has taken off from Chongqing in western-central China, and is heading for Nanjing in the east. It is the sixth stage in a bid to fly around the world that began in Abu Dhabi on 9 March. BBC.
The Pope, the poor and climate change – Wall Street Journal
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