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Hinkley Point deal ‘risky and expensive’, Blast from air guns used in hunt for oil killing plankton and threatening marine ecosystems, scientists warn, & more

The government had not sufficiently considered the costs and risks for consumers ahead of deciding on plans to built a new £18bn nuclear power station, the National Audit…

DAILY BRIEF | 23.06.17

Queen’s Speech: Paris optimism outweighed by Brexit blues, Top global banks still lend billions to extract fossil fuels, & more

In her speech to Parliament yesterday, the Queen’s asserted her government’s unequivocal assertion to “continue to support international action against climate change, including the implementation of the Paris…

DAILY BRIEF | 22.06.17

Centrica to close UK’s largest gas storage site, Human race is doomed if we do not colonise the Moon and Mars, says Stephen Hawking, & more

Britain’s largest storage site for natural gas is to close permanently. Centrica, the owner of British Gas, said its Rough storage facility off the Yorkshire coast could no…

DAILY BRIEF | 21.06.17

South Korea steps back from nuclear power, A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change, & more

South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-in has vowed to lead country towards a ‘nuclear-free era’ following fears of a Fukushima-style meltdown. He pledged to to scrap all existing…

DAILY BRIEF | 20.06.17

Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal, Scientists fear new EU rules may ‘hide’ forest carbon loss, & more

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris Agreement on climate change despite the US withdrawal from it and shared…

DAILY BRIEF | 19.06.17

Wind and solar expected to supply third of global power by 2040, EPA head defends White House’s plan for massive cuts to his agency, & more

The falling costs of wind and solar power mean they will be cheaper than coal-fired generation in many countries within five years, and will provide 34% of the…

DAILY BRIEF | 16.06.17

Jean-Claude Juncker: No renegotiation of Paris climate deal, Wind, solar produce 10 percent of US electricity for first time, & more

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has told the European Parliament that the EU won’t consider the US president’s suggestion that the Paris climate deal could be renegotiated, made…

DAILY BRIEF | 15.06.17

BP highlights ‘decisive’ shift away from coal power, Tillerson: ‘My view didn’t change’ on Paris climate agreement, & more

The world has made a “decisive” shift away from coal and not even Donald Trump will be able to save it. This is how the Financial Times describes…

DAILY BRIEF | 14.06.17

U.S. left as ‘footnote’ in G7 climate talks, Theresa May appoints new climate minister as wait for policy ‘stability’ continues, & more

The rift over climate change between the US and its leading industrial allies deepened on Monday, reports Reuters, after Washington refused to sign on to parts of the…

DAILY BRIEF | 13.06.17
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