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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 4 February 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.

Stable, long-term policy needed to push offshore wind, says EWEA

General election: Labour pledges to protect forests

UN ranks 2014 as hottest year on record

Green Investment Bank announces £50m waste and recycling fund


4 February headlines

Car makers face ‘real world’ emissions tests in EU pollution clampdown

Europe is to become the first place in the world to force ‘real world’ emissions tests on car makers, opening up a new front in the fight to tackle air pollution. Guardian.

Surging UK Greens double staff as Bennett seeks ‘real change’

The Greens have doubled their staff and taken more office space to capitalise on growing support in a bid to further fragment the UK’s party system in May’s election, their leader has said. Bloomberg.

US regulator prepares fraud case against BP

A US financial regulator is preparing to name BP and other companies in an enforcement action alleging that they broke anti-fraud and reporting rules while using oil pipeline in Canada. Financial Times.

Fracking set to be banned from 40% of England’s shale areas

Fracking is set to be banned on two-fifths of the land in England being offered for shale gas exploration by the government, such a ban would be a significant blow to the industry. Guardian.

Big Six customers ‘overcharges by £2.9bn’

The big energy companies are cutting gas prices buts still overcharging consumers by £145 a year, analysis shows. Independent.


Interesting picks

We can’t spend out way out of climate change – Guardian

Europe: You’re top destination for sustainable investment – Chief Investment Officer

The men of steel with a softer side – BBC

Why the smart money is looking at clean energy in Asia – Eco-business

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