• UK Made ‘Grave Strategic Errors’ In Hinkley Point Nuclear Subsidy Scandal

    • Date: 22/11/17
    • Financial Times

    British MPs have urged the UK government to rethink the economic case for new nuclear power stations after making “grave strategic errors” in the Hinkley Point project. In a report published on Wednesday, the Commons public accounts committee accused the government of neglecting consumer interests and failing to push for a better deal with the […]

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  • Green Levies ‘Will Add £200 To Energy Bills’

    • Date: 21/11/17

    British Gas claims the cost of funding a switch to green energy and supporting poor families will add £200 to everyone’s bills next year. The company says it would be a fairer option to shift the cost from bills to income tax or other forms of taxation. The proposals were outlined by Ian Conn, the […]

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  • Britain Threatens To Scupper EU Climate Law Over ‘Brexit No Deal’ Clause

    • Date: 19/11/17
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Britain is threatening the future of EU climate change legislation after a ‘Brexit no deal’ clause was added to a bill being voted on in Brussels this week. The clause would ban British industry from selling its carbon emission allowances on the market after Brexit in the event of no deal. British representatives could back […]

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  • Green Energy Madness: National Grid Pays Operators £350 Million To Switch Off Turbines

    • Date: 11/11/17
    • Daily Mail

    Wind farm operators have been paid nearly £360million to switch off turbines because they are producing more power than the grid can take. These ‘constraint payments’ have soared since 2010 – yet more turbines continue to spring up across the country. National Grid, the power transmission network, compensates energy providers if it asks them to […]

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  • Offshore Wind Costs Rising, Not Falling, Data Shows

    • Date: 09/11/17
    • Energy Voice

    Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) data on the Walney Offshore Wind Farm extension shows that, despite industry claims, the building in of wind farms in deeper water is costing more rather than less. These new figures, produced by GWPF energy editor, Dr John Constable, appear to show that the 660MW Walney extension project could be one […]

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  • BBC News: Prince Charles Lobbied On Climate Policy After Shares Purchase

    • Date: 08/11/17
    • Paradise Papers reporting team BBC Panorama

    Prince Charles campaigned to alter climate-change agreements without disclosing his private estate had an offshore financial interest in what he was promoting, BBC Panorama has found. Paradise Papers: Prince Charles’ offshore investments revealed The Paradise Papers show the Duchy of Cornwall in 2007 secretly bought shares worth $113,500 in a Bermuda company that would benefit from a […]

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  • Growing Scepticism: British Public Increasingly Unconcerned About Climate Change

    • Date: 04/11/17
    • Climate Scepticism

    We are winning the debate: Ipsos MORI say there has been a steady decline in concern about climate change among the British public – from 82% in 2005 to 60% today. Today and tomorrow there’s a conference for “environmental communicators” taking place, at Bristol Zoo. See the website or twitter tag. In a time of unprecedented social, economic […]

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  • British Industry Faces Green Energy Cost Crisis – And It Is Set To Grow

    • Date: 30/10/17
    • Jillian Ambrose, The Daily Telegraph

    Behind the political battles over household bills lurks a far greater energy cost crisis. It risks damaging British industry and undermining attempts to boost productivity after Brexit. Households are paying more for clean power than they should, but official data shows UK bills are still below average compared to the EU. The picture is more […]

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