• ‘Biggest Oil Discovery In UK Waters This Century’

    • Date: 26/03/17
    • Andrew Ward and Nathalie Thomas, Financial Times

    Find adds to series of wells that may be biggest beneath UK waters this century. Hurricane Energy has made a further oil discovery west of the Shetland Islands days after Royal Dutch Shell and BP won exploration licences in an area the UK is counting on to breathe new life into its struggling oil and […]

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  • Energy Policy Will Be About Cutting Costs, Not Emissions, Says UK Government Chief

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Peter McCusker, Newcastle Journal

    Top civil servant says costs to businesses will take higher priority in UK energy policy The Government’s energy policy will focus on cutting costs to business as a Whitehall official admits it has ‘neglected industry for too long’. Peter McCusker reports. UK energy policy has been view through the prism of the ‘trilemma’ since Ed […]

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  • Big Oil Winning Against Big Green In Wind Subsidies Chase

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Bloomberg

    Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Statoil ASA and Eni SpA are moving into multi-billion-dollar offshore wind farms in the North Sea and beyond. They’re starting to score victories against leading power suppliers including Dong Energy A/S and Vattenfall […]

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  • Green Light For Shale Gas Test Drilling In Nottinghamshire

    • Date: 22/03/17
    • Courtney Goldsmith, City A.M.

    Gas has won approval for a new shale gas exploration project from Nottinghamshire County Council. The firm, one of Britain’s leading shale explorers, has been granted planning consent to develop a hydrocarbon well site and to drill one exploratory well at the Tinker Lane site in North Nottinghamshire. IGas, like other onshore operators around the […]

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  • UK Energy Sector Facing Crisis As Natural Resources Diminish

    • Date: 19/03/17
    • Peter McCusker

    The future looks promising, but energy security will be a real challenge, according to experts who gathered on TynesideE University’s Prof Jon Gluyas, an expert in geo-thermal power and fossil fuels, chaired the Great Energy Debate and highlighted how the UK fortunately has ‘abundant natural energy reserves’. The panel at The Great Energy Debate (Photo: The […]

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  • GWPF Condemns Misleading Committee on Climate Change Report on Policy Costs

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Today’s statement on Energy Prices and Bills by Lord Deben’s Committee on Climate Change confirms growing suspicions that it is neither objective nor reliable as an advisor to the public about the true cost of climate policies. The CCC’s attempt to reassure the public about the cost impact of climate policies is a misleading whitewash. […]

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  • Madness: Green Levies On Energy Bills To Double By 2020

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News

    The cost of environmental levies on energy bills to support the UK’s low carbon transition is expected to rise to £12.6 billion by 2020. That’s an increase from £6.9 billion in 2016/17 and could rise to £13.5 billion in 2021/22, according to latest figures from the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR). It expects household energy […]

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  • Hundreds Of Millions Of British Aid ‘Wasted’ On Overseas Climate Projects

    • Date: 13/03/17
    • Robert Mendrick, The Sunday Telegraph

    Serious questions are raised today over hundreds of millions of pounds of British taxpayers’ money being ‘wasted’ on climate change projects such as an Ethiopian wind farm and Kenyan solar power plant. A Telegraph investigation shows little benefit so far from a £2 billion foreign aid programme to tackle climate change that was established eight […]

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