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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 3 September 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.

Joseph Stiglitz: capitalism needs reformed political system to thrive again

HSBC could exposed to ‘fine inflation’, warns Neil Woodford

Japanese annual Taiji cove dolphin slaughter begins

Fracking: 38% of shale gas resources at risk from water shortages

Liberal democrats set out ‘green laws’


3 September headlines

UK seeks extra electricity ahead of ‘uncertain winter’

National Grid is seeking additional electricity supplies for winter after unexpected plant shutdowns have raised fears of potential shortages. The firm, which runs the supply network, said it was accelerating an emergency plan asking providers how much more electricity they could provide to fill a possible shortfall. BBC.

Pro-fracking newspaper ad banned by Advertising Standards Authority

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a US energy company misled the public when it made unsubstantiated claims about the benefits of fracking and claimed a gas shortage put the UK close to catastrophe. Guardian.

Business groups call for decision new airport runway

By eliminating ‘Boris Island’ from his list of possible contenders for UK airport expansion, Sir Howard Davies has created an impression of momentum towards the construction of a runway somewhere else around London. Financial Times.

Halliburton pays $1.1bn to settle Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawsuits

Halliburton, the American contractor that worked on BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig, has agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle most of the lawsuits over its role in the Gulf of Mexico spill. The settlement is dwarfed by the still-spiralling fines BP faces over the disaster in 2010. Telegraph.

Propane made with renewable process for the first time

A gas which can power cars and heat homes has been made using a renewable process for the first time. Propane, which makes up the bulk component of liquefied natural gas, has previously only ever been produced from fossil fuels. Guardian.


Interesting picks

Fire and water – how global warming is making weather more extreme and costing us money – Guardian

Airport expansion: what are the three options? – BBC

Sir David Attenborough: the escalating erosion of wildlife threatens us all – Telegraph

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