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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 11 March headlines

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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.

Pace of climate change will speed up, warn researchers

EU-US trade deal threatens environment and health protections, MPs say

UK finalists of 2015 Ashden Awards announced

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11 March headlines

Electric cars could cut oil imports 40% by 2030, says study

Electric cars could cut the UK’s oil imports by 40% and reduce drivers’ fuel bills by £13 billion if deployed on a large scale, according to a new study. Guardian.

Breaking up the banks could stop the public getting a poor deal, says MPs

Breaking up Britain’s big four banks could stop the public getting a “poor deal” by boosting competition in the sector, MPs on the Treasury Select Committee have said. Telegraph.

Ministers’ cars to be swapped for electric versions in green drive

Government ministers will have their first taste of greener driving soon, with the first of a new fleet of electrical vehicles to replace older fuel-guzzling ministerial cars. Guardian.

Fracking: communities may miss out on cash payments

Thousands of people exposed to disruption from fracking near their homes could miss out on promised cash payments, while near areas earmarked for drilling are unlikely to be identified until after the election. Telegraph.

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Interesting picks

Keep fossil fuels in the ground to stop climate change – Guardian

Geoengineering is not a solution to climate change – Scientific America

Climate change threatens human rights, Kiribati president tells UN – RTCC

Mark Carney defends Bank of England over climate change study – Guardian

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