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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 3 March 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.

University of Edinburgh academics call for divestment

Policy uncertainty leads to UK slipping down renewable investment rankings

Government rejects MPs’ plans for air pollution inquiry

Climate march in London set to go ahead this weekend

Sustainability network The Crowd reaches investment target


3 March headlines

British public thinks wind power subsidies are 14 times higher than reality

The UK public believes that wind power subsidies paid by consumers are many time higher than they actually are, according to a poll for the industry, Guardian.

Sturgeon calls for UK cash boost for offshore wind power

UK government budgets for offshore wind power are unlikely to support Scotland’s ambitions to develop the industry, the first minister has said. BBC.

UK threat to block North Sea deal ‘not rational’, says Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman, the Russian Billionaire, has told Britain’s energy secretary that the UK government’s threat to block a €5 billion deal by his investment vehicle to buy North Sea gas fields is “not rational”. Financial Times.

Oslo divests from coal companies

The City of Oslo has committed to selling off its investments in coal companies, citing the environmental damage caused by the fuel. It joins almost 40 cities around the world in dumping fossil fuel stocks. Guardian.

Cardiff tidal energy lagoon ‘could power every home in Wales’

A tidal lagoon capable of powering all the homes in Wales could be built off the Cardiff coast, under government-backed plans for a series of tidal electricity schemes around the UK. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Treating wastewater for a positive change – Climate Change Advocacy

Should the UK be subsiding the world’s first tidal lagoon – Guardian

Smog film captivates Chinese internet – Financial Times

What is sustainable investing, anyway? – FT Adviser

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