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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 7 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.

Wind powered a quarter of homes in 2014

FTSE chief executives surpass average annual salary in 2 days

Met Office: 2014 UK’s warmest year on record

Commuters faced with train fare hike


7 January headlines

UK loaned £1.7bn to foreign fossil fuel projects despite pledge

The UK government has provided well over a billion pounds in loans to fossil fuel projects around the world despite a pledge to withdraw financial support from such schemes, an analysis of loans made by the UK’s export credit agency has revealed. Guardian.

Shell agrees $84m deal over Niger Delta oil spill

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to an $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two oil spills. BBC.

Air pollution in London’s Oxford Street has already breached the legal limit for the whole of 2015 – in just four days

Air pollution in one of London’s busiest roads has already exceeded the legal limit for the whole of 2015, in the space of just four days, experts have warned. Independent.

UK accused of hypocrisy over plans to limit enforcement of EU climate goals

British lobbying to reduce monitoring of EU countries’ action on climate change has sparked outrage among MEPs and environmentalists. Guardian.

PPI scandal still has years left to run, says financial complaints group

Four thousand Britons a week are lodging complaints about mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), leaving the financial ombudsman with several more years of wading through disputes, at a cost of hundreds of millions of pounds. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Failing to invest in social good – Yahoo News

Plummeting oil prices casts shadow over fracking future – Guardian

David Attenborough: drop ‘monotonous’ environment lectures from wildlife shows – Telegraph

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