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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 15 January 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.

The Secret Environmentalist: all out for shale gas

US business and political leaders to debate economic cost of climate change

Just one in five back local fracking projects, but support increases with distance

Three former Rabobank traders charged over Libor

Buying local food can help avoid another horsemeat scandal, says MP


January 15 headlines

Fracking opponents are being irrational, says David Cameron

Shale gas has the potential to meet all UK gas needs for 30 years, David Cameron has said. The prime minister also accused some opponents of fracking of being irrational and ‘religious’ in their opposition. Guardian.

UN climate chief calls for tripling of clean energy investment

The United Nations climate chief has urged global financial institutions to triple their investments in clean energy to reach the $1 trillion a year mark that would help avert a climate catastrophe. Guardian.

Europe in securities markets shake-up

Europe has agrees its biggest overhaul of securities markets since the 2008 crisis, extending its regulatory reach into off-exchange dealing, commodity speculation and the new technologies that have transformed the speed of modern trading. Financial Times.

Npower still worst for customer complaints

Npower continues to receive the largest number of customer complaints, according to new figures. Between July and September 2013 the firm received around eight times more complaints than the best performing energy company. Telegraph.

Payday loans funding rent and mortgages, Shelter says

Research from charity Shelter suggests that hundreds of thousands of Britons have taken out a payday loan to meet their housing costs. The organisation urged borrowers to seek help for money problems but two-fifths of survey participants admitted they would be too ashamed if they were struggling with housing costs. BBC.


Interesting picks

Corporates as agents of social change: the academic view – Guardian

Why digital technology is key to distributed energy – Green Futures

A New Year’s Social Resolution – CSR Wire

The global recession was a good thing for sustainability – Guardian

Vinod Khosla Defends Cleantech, Unloads On ’60 Minutes’ – Silicon Beat


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