• Chris Huhne Finally Admits: Green Energy Will Cost You Dearly

    • Date: 24/02/11

    “This government must be fiscally responsible with the public purse and as watchful as a lighthouse on anything that might impact on household expenditure. The money for Feed-In-Tariffs comes from you and I, it’s a cost which is added to energy bills.” The row about UK solar feed-in tariffsrumbles on. This morning, Energy Secretary Chris Huhne tried […]

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  • Green Idiocy: Europe’s Self-Inflicted Energy Insecurity

    • Date: 23/02/11

    Europe’s trade and climate chiefs are preparing to take a stand against imports of oil from Canada’s polluting tar sands, despite fears the move might wreck a multi-billion dollar trade deal, according to EU sources and documents. European Union sources said this week that Canada had threatened to pull out of trade talks because of […]

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  • In Europe, The Promise And Fears Of A New Fuel

    • Date: 22/02/11

    Energy companies across Europe are probing the ground for natural gas trapped in shale rock, hoping to replicate an American boom that has given consumers in the United States a major new supply of affordable fuel. In countries like Britain, Germany and Poland, exploratory drilling is under way, or about to begin, as engineers try […]

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  • Game Changer: India’s Shale Gas Revolution

    • Date: 21/02/11

    India’s first natural gas well targeted at shale has been drilled by ONGC and the whisper numbers are already in. The well was a success and geologists and engineers are already pegging the country’s resources at somewhere between 600 and 2,000 trillion cu ft (tcf) of potential gas. That is equal to about two centuries’ […]

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  • Energy Security: Buying Petrol From India

    • Date: 20/02/11

    Petrol from India is likely to find its way into the UK market for the first time, after Essar Energy bought Royal Dutch Shell’s Cheshire oil refinery for $350m (£216m). It is the latest deal in the struggling UK refining industry, which has found it difficult to stay profitable in recent years and is expected […]

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  • Gasland’s Fracking Nonsense

    • Date: 19/02/11

    And the winner is…? Sadly, not the paying public for Josh Fox’s ludicrous Gasland – whether or not the Oscar-voting Hollywood panel are taken in by it. Well-crafted and amusingly presented Gasland is, by turns, dramatic, eloquent, congenial and emotional. But then so is Sesame Street. Call me old-school, but I look for context, balance […]

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  • Crude Reality: Debunking The Energy Security Scare

    • Date: 18/02/11

    Will a Middle Eastern oil disruption crush the economy? New research suggests the answer is no — and that a major tenet of American foreign policy may be fundamentally wrong. For more than a month, the world has been riveted by scenes of protest in the Middle East, with demonstrators flooding streets from Tunisia to […]

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  • Solar Firms Threaten Government With Legal Fight Over Subsidy

    • Date: 18/02/11

    More than 20 energy companies have hired law firm Eversheds to challenge the Government’s decision to review £360m in subsidies for “solar farms”. The law firm has drafted a letter warning that many of the UK’s largest solar companies are prepared to take the Government to judicial review for failing to consider all the consequences […]

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