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. Oil giants ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Total are among a group of large corporations supporting a plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions in order to address climate change. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Exxon, BP and Shell back carbon tax proposal to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 04:32:21 PM
. Oil giants ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Total are among a group of large corporations supporting a plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions in order to address climate change. ...
Global demand for coal falls in 2016 for second year in a row image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 01:50:27 PM
....Coal consumption has now been declining for three years in China, as its economic boom and output has tailed off in energy-intensive sectors such as iron, steel and cement. The country’s decreasing reliance on the fuel, large population and enormous investment in renewables mean it is increasingly being seen as a global leader on climate change, after the US withdrew from the Paris agreement earlier this month. ...
Oil giants need to invest heavily in renewables by 2035, says analysis image
....Wood Mackenzie admitted that such spending was high even for oil companies and therefore an “unlikely scenario”, but forecasted that renewables could still be more than a fifth of capital allocation beyond 2030. Most of the oil and gas giants are slowly beginning to transform in the face of climate change policies and slowing demand. ...
Farming is a fresh field for Michael Gove's slash and burn politics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of June 2017 08:08:48 PM
....Accompanied by his loyal adviser Dominic Cummings, who went on to mastermind the Vote Leave campaign in last year’s referendum, Gove slashed and burned his way through decades of conventional wisdom in education – making an enemy of the teaching unions in the process. From his bid to take climate change out of the geography curriculum, to the expansion of the use of untrained teachers, to dispatching a Bible to every school, he frequently infuriated the educational establishment – but his allies insist he was working tirelessly to drive up standards, not deliberately picking battles. ...
Cold revolution  image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 11:01:37 PM
.... Crops would never fail. In fact climate change has sparked some crazy-sounding ideas for hacking the climate, such as spraying sulphuric acid into the upper atmosphere, or dumping quicklime in the oceans. ...
Government support needed to unlock billions in green business, says industry image
....” Green businesses have been disappointed by the apparent lack of interest in the sector during the general election campaign, and by the absence of strong public commitments in the manifestos. The signatories to the letter concluded: “We call on the new government to put in place ambitious and long-term policies to tackle climate change and improve the state of the environment at the heart of its industrial strategy and vision for the UK. ...
How to respond to Trump's America | Joseph Stiglitz image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 01:29:00 PM
.... Political stability may be more surely gained by Europe’s recommitment to its social-democratic economic model. We now also know that the world cannot count on the US in addressing the existentialist threat posed by climate change. ...
China sees an opportunity to lead as Trump withdraws from Paris. But will it? image
....Chinese leaders are eager for more influence on the international stage, and Trump’s move opened up another opportunity for China to fill a void left by the US. “China is taking a very internationalist stance, so taking the leadership on climate fits in well to that and they will be able to dramatically expand clean energy investment and markets overseas,” said Kate Gordon, a senior advisor at the Paulson Institute focusing on climate change. ...
Climate clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:37:48 AM
Shareholders force ExxonMobil to come clean on cost of climate change image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:28:57 PM
. ExxonMobil, the world’s biggest oil company, was compelled by shareholders to be more open about the impact of climate change on its business in a “historic” surprise vote on Wednesday. ...
Exxon shareholders back 'historic' vote on climate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 31st of May 2017 05:26:43 PM
. Shareholders in Exxon Mobil have backed a motion requiring the company to assess the risks from climate change. ...
Three Mile Island to close 40 years after nuclear accident image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 09:52:04 PM
.... The Watts Bar plant in Tennessee, the first new nuclear installation in the US, became operational in 2016, two decades after the previous one. Many US scientists, greatly concerned by the threat of climate change, have come out in support of nuclear. ...
If Germany can't count on old friends, perhaps it's time to make new ones image
....The Indian prime minister arrived in Europe after what has already been something of a whirlwind few days for Germany's chancellor. First there was a tense Nato summit in Brussels, followed by, to use Frau Merkel's understated phrasing, a "very difficult" G7 summit in Italy, where differences over climate change were particularly apparent. ...
Three Mile Island faces shutdown without financial rescue from Pennsylvania image
.... Exelon wants Pennsylvania to give nuclear power the kind of preferential treatment given to energy sources such as wind and solar. Exelon and other nuclear power plant owners have made the pitch that zero-carbon nuclear plants are better suited than natural gas or coal to fight climate change. ...
Whole Foods represents the failures of 'conscious capitalism' | Nicole Aschoff image
....The Whole Foods founder penned his treatise in response to the growing consensus that capitalism is doing irreparable harm to the planet and the people who live on it. Our for-profit system is increasingly viewed as a zero-sum game in which ecological destruction, climate change and rising inequality are firmly linked to the rapacious behavior of multinational corporations. ...
UK lobbies Europe to dilute flagship energy efficiency law image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 28th of May 2017 01:06:30 PM
....The directive was important for giving companies the long-term certainty to plan their investments, one business group said. “Seeking to reduce the level of ambition in the directive is entirely counter-productive both environmentally and economically, and completely undermines the UK’s aspirations to maintain a leadership position on climate change,” said John Alker, policy director at the UK Green Building Council. ...
Call to raise retirement age to at least 70 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 12:02:45 PM
....By then, the number of workers per retiree will have halved to just four. Michael Drexler, head of financial and infrastructure systems at the World Economic Forum, said the expected rise in longevity was the financial equivalent of climate change. ...
Don't want to work until you are 70? You will have to, says WEF image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 06:07:32 AM
....The body that runs the annual gathering of the global elite in Davos said deficits in the world’s six largest pension systems would more than quadruple to $224tn by 2050 unless people worked longer and saved more. With people born today having a life expectancy of more than 100, the WEF said the cost of providing security in retirement for a rapidly ageing population was the financial equivalent of climate change. ...
English champagne anyone? British wine goes from sad to sparkling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 07:00:30 AM
....There was a time when English wine was the butt of jokes among connoisseurs, and given the inferior quality of what was being produced, many would say, deservedly so. Today, however, thanks to a combination of climate change, increased wine knowledge and more investment, British wines are flourishing. ...
Shell shareholders to vote for new climate change goals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 10:38:07 AM
. Shell shareholders including the Church of England, European pension funds and Dutch activists will send a signal to the board of the Anglo-Dutch company this week by voting for it to set new climate change goals. ...
Charging ahead: Welsh battery scheme may aid growth of green energy image
....Built by Swedish energy company Vattenfall, the facility will involve six shipping containers stuffed with lithium-ion batteries made by BMW’s electric car division. The project is seen as a crucial part of the jigsaw for helping wind, solar and other renewable sources go from the 25% of UK power they provide today, to the much greater share the government needs to hit its climate change targets. ...
A new Green Deal bond that pays 12% interest – too good to be true? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... Bruce Davis at Abundance says this is a great opportunity for people to invest in an entrepreneurial company, but acknowledges “it’s a riskier investment, for sure, than what we’ve done in the past”. The climate change minister, Nick Hurd, has given an endorsement of sorts. ...
BP shareholders urged to reject chief's £9m pay package image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 09:12:53 AM
. BP shareholders are being urged to vote against executive pay packages this week on the grounds they are too high and not taking climate change seriously. ...
Top UK fund manager divests from fossil fuels image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 05:01:36 AM
. One of Britain’s biggest managers of ethical funds is to dump £20m of shares in fossil fuel companies in one of the biggest divestments so far because of climate change. ...
Business leaders want next government to build two more runways image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....Plans for a third Heathrow runway were cancelled by the coalition in 2010, before renewed pressure from business groups, the aviation industry and backbench MPs pushed the prime minister to reopen the issue of airport expansion. Sir Howard Davies’ commission said only one runway could be built before 2030 within Britain’s climate change obligations. ...
The Tory energy cap is not a policy. It’s a confession | Owen Jones image
.... Governments of all political stripes adopted a “hands off” approach: the market knew best, you see, and the state would only pick winners and losers. Germany’s approach, on the other hand, has been to strategically intervene, promoting sectors such as renewable energy, which have delivered skilled jobs as well as taking on the climate change crisis. ...
Barclays chief apologises to shareholders over whistleblowing incident image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 06:26:33 PM
.... The rules changed three months later to cover external whistleblowing, too. At an annual meeting that also heard concerns about climate change and the automation of banking sevices, McFarlane admitted that executive pay was too high. ...
Automation poses a high risk to 1.2m Scottish jobs, report says image
...."However, our system has a clear gap in that we don't have enough provision for people who have already started their careers, and employers are not investing to fill this gap. "To respond to the huge changes facing Scotland around demographic, technological and climate change - and of course Brexit - we're going to have to focus on retrofitting the current workforce to provide them with the skills they need, to deliver the inclusive economic growth we wish to see. ...
Brexit and energy: does ‘taking back control’ mean losing power? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 6th of May 2017 02:59:06 PM
.... But delays to a government competition to develop such reactors do not bode well. The government has given no hints on whether it will retain membership of the EU’s flagship climate change regime, the Emissions Trading System. ...
Diesel scrappage scheme being considered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 12:51:15 PM
....The Liberal Democrats were equally pessimistic about the proposals. "This is not a plan, it's a cop out," said their former energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey. ...
Households in southern England urged to save water after dry winter image
....The last major drought warnings for most of the country occurred in 2012, but there have been localised problems and close calls since. A report last year commissioned by water companies found that the risk of drought was increasing because of climate change and a lack of water infrastructure. ...
Alarm sounded over delays to develop UK mini nuclear reactors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 10:58:50 AM
....Trawsfynydd in Wales, the site of a former nuclear power station, has been pitched by the Welsh government as a potential site for the UK’s first SMR, because of its transport and power links, and skilled former nuclear workers. A spokeswoman for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said: “The government recognises the potential of small modular reactors to help meet our energy and climate change challenges at a lower cost. ...
Nuclear oversight needs 'urgent' action, MPs say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:24:39 PM
....Ministers had told the committee that guaranteeing the UK's supply of nuclear fuel was a "high priority". The report, by the cross-party Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, warns that Brexit could distract the government from introducing policies to tackle climate change and result in key standards being removed. ...
Britain's energy supply is in jeopardy after Brexit, warn MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 1st of May 2017 11:01:11 PM
.... “We therefore agree with the government’s intention to retain as free as possible access to this market and the intention to remain an influential player on energy in the EU. “While there are undoubtedly weaknesses in the operation of some EU policies on energy and climate change, notably the EU emissions trading system, the secretary of state, Greg Clark, acknowledged that cooperation with EU partners was generally mutually beneficial. ...
Battery bonanza image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:30 PM
As wind, wave and shale power converge, could this be the end for Opec? image
.... Burn Out: The Endgame for Fossil Fuels takes the view that oil prices will not just be “lower for longer”, as BP chief Bob Dudley predicted, but lower forever. The evidence for author Dieter Helm’s case rests on plentiful supply unlocked largely by the US shale revolution, “unstoppable” global action on climate change, and technological advances. ...
Barack Obama to be paid $400,000 for speech at Cantor Fitzgerald event image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 09:28:37 AM
....But Obama, 55, returned to the public stage this week to speak at the University of Chicago, where he said he would support future leaders. He told the audience that economic inequality and lack of opportunity, a skewed criminal justice system and climate change must be confronted. ...
Most global investors recognise financial risk of climate change, report finds image
. For the first time a majority of global investor heavyweights recognise the financial risks of climate change, according to the results of a major global index rating how investors manage such risks. ...
Tory windfarm policy endangers cheap energy in UK, commission finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:19:44 AM
.... Nuclear would not grow its share because of cost, while progress on carbon capture and storage of emissions from coal and gas power stations had been “too slow”. Of Donald Trump, who recently issued an executive order rolling back Barack Obama’s clean power plan, Turner said: “The Trump presidency is not good for climate change, we can’t pretend otherwise. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
. Disney, the Gap and Pepsi are being pressured to quit the US Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest lobby group, amid criticism of its big-money efforts to fight climate change legislation and promote tobacco products. ...
Britain set for first coal-free day since the industrial revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 11:11:37 AM
....Coal has seen significant declines in recent years, accounting for just 9% of electricity generation in 2016, down from around 23% the year before, as coal plants closed or switched to burning biomass such as wood pellets. Britain’s last power station will be forced to close in 2025, as part of a government plan to phase out the fossil fuel to meet its climate change commitments. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off: only time will tell how green it is | Nils Pratley image
.... And, yes, Macquarie is a credible buyer in the sense that it has invested serious sums in green energy in the UK in recent years and has deep pockets. But Nick Hurd, climate change and industry minister, can’t yet boast that the deal “gives us the best of both worlds” – value for money and committed owner. ...
Green Investment Bank sell-off described as a disaster by critics image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:22:54 PM
....”. Ed Davey, former Liberal Democrat secretary for energy and climate change, said: “Selling the Green Investment Bank is environmentally irresponsible, and on the eve of an election is politically dubious. ...
El Paso: the border city grappling with the ramifications of Trump's proposals image
.... The one good thing I would say is that we are more proud of who we are,” he says. And in this topsy turvy political climate, when a Republican president rails against free trade, the climate change-accepting, LGBT-friendly, free trade-loving O’Rourke is having a moment. ...
From London to the south of France: when trains are cheaper than a flight image
.... The endless rules and security checks have made flying a soul-sapping experience for many – and then there is the environmental impact. “Train travel is a more rewarding, low-stress alternative, which brings us closer to the countries we visit and reduces our contribution to climate change,” says Mark Smith, who runs website The Man in Seat Sixty-One (seat61. ...
Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut | George Monbiot image
.... As values, principles and moral purpose are lost, the promise of growth is all that’s left. You can see the effects in a leaked memo from the UK’s Foreign Office: “Trade and growth are now priorities for all posts … work like climate change and illegal wildlife trade will be scaled down. ...
Developing nations' demands for better life must be met, says World Bank head image
....”. He singled out climate change as an area where urgent action was needed. ...
Rocket launch firm blasts onto Milan stock market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 01:05:19 PM
...."One of them is the ability to deliver internet services from space, anywhere across the globe, be it in a desert or the middle of an ocean," Mr Ranzo said. "Another is to provide very accurate, high resolution images of the earth, allowing us to follow forestry, vegetation and climate change - which will be so important to monitor the health of our planet. ...
Diesel cars can improve air quality, claims motor industry group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:21 PM
....Car manufacturers have hit back at the recent spate of negative comments about diesel vehicles, saying that the latest incarnations are “the cleanest in history” and “light years away from their older counterparts”. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said diesel cars could play an important role in helping improve air quality in towns and cities and in tackling climate change. ...
'See you in court': activists ready for Trump to relax smog and drilling rules image
....Such moves, which would be only the latest rollbacks of Obama-era environmental protections, were signalled by administration officials this week. Donald Trump has already made sweeping efforts to boost fossil fuel industries and undo landmark efforts to combat the effects of climate change. ...
UK keen for free trade deal with Australia, Liam Fox tells Canberra MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 08:00:15 PM
....Fox says to counter the populist backlash to trade liberalisation, “free trading nations like the UK and Australia should work together to explain the benefits that an open trade system provides”. He argues that an open approach to trade “helps ensure that nations are economically fit enough to be able to tackle some of the biggest global challenges today – terrorism, poverty, climate change and an increasingly volatile and interdependent global financial system. ...
From Coke’s flower power to Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad – how ads co-opt protest image
....”. In March, to take just one example, L’Oréal announced it would support the C40 Women4Climate initiative, mentoring 500 women in 10 cities who are working towards possible solutions for climate change. ...
Clean sailing image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:00:18 PM
....Back in rural Sykkylven, where the air is relatively fresh, NOx emissions pose less of a problem than in a congested city. But CO2 emissions from ferries should be curbed nevertheless to help combat climate change, Mr Bonesmo says, as he steers his electric car off the ferry. ...
Ignore the nanny-state claims – credit card firms need to help those in long-term debt | Nils Pratley image
....The report is a refreshing attempt by one of the biggest institutions in the City to explain its actions, approach and ambitions for the future. Remuneration, board diversity and climate change dominate its thinking. ...
Chemicals giant Ineos leads industry lobbying to avoid green tax image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 05:30:14 AM
.... Ineos is a member of the partnership and its director, Tom Crotty, chairs the initiative’s energy work. One document dated shortly before the European Union referendum said: “Outside the EU: simplify the UK policy mix and seek a single route to 100% exemption from policy costs and CCL [climate change levy, an environmental tax]. ...
Energy price cap would damage competition, says SSE boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 12:51:29 PM
....The Liberal Democrats said efforts should be stepped up to accelerate the roll-out and increase awareness of smart meters. Lynne Featherstone, the party’s energy and climate change spokesperson, said: “At this rate, the government will dismally fail to meet its target of ensuring every home has a smart meter by 2020. ...
'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market image
....”. The result, Levinson said, is “a weirdly disconnected environment” that contributes to an overall sense of loss in a neighborhood that some describe as akin to the effects of habitat loss through climate change. ...
Is an Isa the best home for your nest egg? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... And he is determined his own money doesn’t contribute to the destruction of the habitats he has spent his life filming. He recently finished a documentary called The Missing Fish, and is putting together a film on climate change at the poles – and says he invests with Triodos to make sure his money does not harm the oceans or other wildlife. ...
Trump administration approves Keystone XL pipeline image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 12:30:53 PM
....In November 2015, global warming gave Mr Obama a way out of the dilemma. Just a month before the key Paris climate meeting, John Kerry wrote that "moving forward with this project would significantly undermine our ability to continue leading the world in combating climate change. ...
Plans for coal-fired power plants drop by almost half in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:44:04 AM
.... . "Growing awareness of the air pollution problems coal causes, the impact of policies to tackle climate change, and the rapid growth and cost-competitiveness of renewable sources of energy, along with emerging battery technologies, are making new coal plants redundant before they are even built," he said. ...
Brexit Britain is suddenly debating trade – but it's the wrong talking point | Larry Elliott image
.... It also has rules governing the state aid that member countries can provide to their domestic firms and a public procurement regime that allows German companies to bid for government contracts in the UK. There are competition laws, a common EU approach to environmental standards, and to climate change. ...
An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind? | Greg Jericho image
....No one is really arguing the shift to a four-day week needs to happen right now. But as we have seen with energy policy and with climate change, there is not much good knowing things are coming and not only doing nothing, but not even considering doing anything. ...
G20 finance ministers drop anti-protectionist pledge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:22:36 PM
....Mr Mnuchin added he had been "very clear that we do believe in free trade but we believe in balanced trade". The communique, which was published at the end of the meeting in Baden-Baden with the agreement of all attending delegates, also failed to include a vow on climate change. ...
UK climate targets 'will raise household energy bills by £100 in a decade' image
....Matthew Bell, chief executive of the committee, told the Guardian that he thought it was worth spending the money on climate policies. “The reason we’re acting to reduce our emissions is climate change poses real risks, real risks to the UK as well as round the world. ...
Trump budget to cut foreign aid to pay for defence boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:07:20 AM
....The state department, which oversees foreign affairs, faces a budget cut of about 28%. And the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is in line for cuts to programmes President Trump does not agree with, such as climate change and renewables. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
.... On Wednesday, an alliance of 1,000 US companies took out ads in Washington DC publications to urge Trump to stay in the deal and work towards a low-carbon economy. The group, which includes Mars, General Mills and Ikea, warned that “failure to tackle climate change could put America’s economic prosperity at risk”. ...
Rex Tillerson 'used email alias' at Exxon to talk climate change image
. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former head of Exxon Mobil, used an alias email address while at the oil company to discuss information related to climate change, the New York attorney general says. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
.... The trial is backed by Maersk, one of the world’s biggest shipping companies and Shell’s shipping arm. International shipping runs largely on highly polluting “bunker” fuel and the industry is coming under increasing pressure to play its part in tackling climate change by reducing emissions. ...
Shell’s sale of dirty tar sands assets cleans up debt and spruces image image
....When Shell sold most of its Canadian tar sands operations last week, the Anglo-Dutch oil company took a modest step towards making good on its promise to be part of the solution on global warming, rather than the problem. Tar sands are reviled by climate change campaigners as one of the dirtiest forms of energy. ...
Shell sells oil sands assets as boss warns on clean energy challenge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of March 2017 01:18:53 AM
....”. Shell’s disposal of the tar sands interests is part of wider plan to offload $30bn (£25bn) worth of assets to cut debt following its acquisition of BG Group last year as it comes under investor pressure to mitigate climate change risks. ...
Solar power growth leaps by 50% worldwide thanks to US and China image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:41 PM
....Globally there is now 305GW of solar power capacity, up from around 50GW in 2010 and virtually nothing at the turn of the millennium. The industry called the growth “very significant” and said the technology was a crucial way for the world to meet its climate change commitments. ...
Schools with solar panels face £1.8m bill due to business rates rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:54:42 AM
....8m bill because of business rate changes that have been branded ludicrous and nonsensical. More than 1,000 schools installed solar power in recent years to address climate change, educate pupils and provide a crucial new revenue stream to help squeezed budgets. ...
‘Shell knew’: oil giant's 1991 film warned of climate change danger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 05:45:19 AM
. The oil giant Shell issued a stark warning of the catastrophic risks of climate change more than a quarter of century ago in a prescient 1991 film that has been rediscovered. ...
UK 'must insulate 25 million homes' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:07:22 AM
.... This should stimulate innovation, it says. Julie Hirigoyen, head of the GBC, told BBC News there was a great prize to be grasped in upgrading building stock: "People will have warmer homes and lower bills; they will live longer, happier lives; we will be able to address climate change and carbon emissions. ...
Fairtrade campaigners fear Brexit impact image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 04:19:59 PM
.... . Mondelez said it wanted to lead its own sustainability efforts - investing more in areas such as its supply chain, bonuses for farmers, training and climate change prevention. ...
Warren Buffett, 'Oracle of Omaha', criticises Wall Street and praises immigrants image
....”. In 2016, Buffett wrote that Trump was “dead wrong” to talk down America’s economic future and also emphasised the threat of climate change, which Trump has questioned. ...
Government pension scheme begins ditching oil and gas investments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 10:21:26 AM
. A giant pension scheme with more than 4 million members is shifting almost 10% of its investments into a new climate change fund designed to move people’s money out of fossil fuels and into renewable energy. ...

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