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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 21 October 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.

How a green supply chain can help businesses save money – infographic

Price comparison sites accused of hiding cheapest energy deals

Good Money Week: 83% of young Brits not familiar with sustainable investment

Prudential named as major investor in Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

Fossil fuel divestment campaign targets high street banks


21 October headlines

2014 on track to be hottest year on record, says US science agency

The world is on course for this to be the hottest year ever, with global land and sea temperatures for September the highest ever recorded for the month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has said. Guardian.

Europe emissions targets ‘will fail to protect climate’

Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030 is too weak. BBC.

Divest MPs’ pension fund from fossil fuels, says Caroline Lucas

MOs should follow in the footsteps of the Rockefeller family, Glasgow University and churches around the world by pulling their pension fund investments out of fossil fuels, according to Caroline Lucas. Guardian.

Didcot fire raises risk of winter blackout and soaring prices

The fire at Didcot power station has raised the risk of Britain facing blackouts and soaring prices this winter, a leading energy analyst has warned. Telegraph.

Banks warned of stiffer penalties

Banks are not doing enough to curb misconduct and face stiffer punishment if they do not improve, Federal Reserve governor Dan Tarullo has warned. FT.

UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up

UK electric car sales are moving into the fast lane, after almost 5,000 vehicles were accredited under a government grant scheme between July and September this year. Business Green.


Interesting picks

Coal seam gas or clean drinking water. It can’t be both – Guardian

Five conflicts and collapses that may have been spurred by climate change – Smithsonian

Investing in sustainable agriculture by converting farms to ‘beyond organic’ – Guardian

Investors hold key to putting focus on ethics – Bussing Day Live

U.S. Marines tap female executives for advice on growing women in ranks – Reuters

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