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Blue & Green Daily: Wednesday 8 July 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.

Investments in gas projects could become stranded, warns Carbon Tracker

Report: economic growth and achieving emissions targets possible

‘Unprecedented level of cooperation’ needed to tackle climate change, says Prince Charles

Study: hot and dry summers to become norm in UK by 2100


8 July headlines

Almost all London boroughs failed EU air pollution limit for toxic NO2 gas

All but two of London’s boroughs are exceeding EU limits to a toxic gas linked to respiratory problems, ministers have admitted. Bromley and Sutton were the only two borough to meet the annual mean limit for nitrogen dioxide in 2013. Guardian.

Budget 2015: Osborne to review green energy subsidies

George Osborne will on Wednesday announce a review of green energy taxes and subsidies in an effort to reassure consumers that the government is trying to tackle high energy bills after Britain’s competition watchdog concluded that millions of people are paying too much for energy. Financial Times.

EU states call for tough new car fuel efficiency targets

The EU should set challenging new fuel efficiency targets for new cars in 2025 to reduce motoring costs for consumers and tackle climate change, according to four member countries. Guardian.

Barclays sacks Antony Jenkins as chief executive

Barclays has announced the surprise departure of Antony Jenkins as chief executive and the appointment of John McFarlane as executive chairman pending the appointment of a new chief executive. Telegraph.


Interesting picks

Summer Budget: 8 thing green business wants to see – Edie

Can you prescribe nature? – BBC

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