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Blue & Green Daily: Tuesday 31 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.

UK and Scottish governments commit £4.2m for carbon capture research

United Reformed Church of Scotland to divest from fossil fuels


31 March headlines

Shell cynically blocking action on climate change, says ex-diplomat

Shell and its oil and gas peers are narcissistic, paranoid and psychopathic, and engaged in a cynical attempt to block action on global warming, according to the UK’s former climate change envoy. Guardian.

Falling cost of solar offers solace after halving of oil price

For decades, energy in the Arab world has been synonymous with oil. But this is set to change. Investors and energy experts says that a combination of factors mean the region’s other plentiful energy resource – the sun – could become an important contributor of power. Financial Times.

Bank of England’s new stress test to include China slowdown and eurozone crash

The Bank of England’s latest stress test of the country’s biggest lenders will consider how the banks would cope under a global downturn centred on Asia that led to a fresh eurozone crisis, the worst spell of deflation since the 1930s and nearly two years of recession. Telegraph.

Anglican church must divest fossil fuels to cope with climate crisis, bishops say

An influential group of bishops have called on Anglican churches to remove their investment from fossil fuel companies that are driving climate change. Guardian.


Interesting picks

The fossil fuel path is immoral and financially imprudent – Guardian

This man may be the world’s first climate change refugee – Bloomberg

Why environmental issues matter in this general election – BBC

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