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- GBP 500m European Investment Bank Backing for UK Power Networks’ investment Across Southern and Eastern England
- 10.5 Million Barclaycard Customers at The Mercy of the Base Rate From 1st February
- Markets dip after Greece rejects bailout
7 July headlines
No plan B is Paris climate summit ends in failure, says EU climate chief
There is “no plan B” if the Paris climate conference ends in failure, Europe’s climate chief has warned, urging world leader to intervene to force their ministers to agree a landmark deal this December. Guardian.
Millions could see energy bills cut after inquiry finds prices are too high
Millions of households’ energy bills could be cut after a landmark investigation concluded that the big six companies have been charging £1.2 bullion a year too much for gas and electricity. Telegraph.
EU carbon set aside for new firms set to drop, BNEF says
The European Union’s post-2020 reserve for new entrants to the carbon market is set to shrink under a plan the bloc’s regulator is considering, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Bloomberg.
Major polluter pledges not enough to meet emissions targets, says report
A landmark climate change conference in Paris in December has triggered commitments on carbon emissions curbs from most of the world’s major polluter – but these pledges will still not be enough to bring about the reductions scientists say are necessary. Guardian.
‘More hot summers’ for parts of UK
Scorching summers such as the one in 2003 look set to become more common in England and Wales, a study suggests. And devastating rains such as in Britain’s worst winter in 2013-14 may be less likely in the decades ahead. BBC.
Osborne’s chance to make sense of muddled UK climate taxes – Financial Times
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