• Ineos Asks UK Government To Fast-Track Shale Revolution

    • Date: 25/11/17
    • The Times

    Ineos is seeking to bypass local councils by using controversial new rules to fast-track plans to drill for shale gas in the Midlands without their planning approval. The privately held petrochemicals giant run by the billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, one of the world’s ten biggest chemical companies with operations in 16 countries and sales of $40 […]

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  • UK Government Bars New Green Subsidies

    • Date: 23/11/17
    • Energy Live News

    Renewable energy project developers have been dealt a huge blow as the government said there will be no new subsidies until 2025.   The budget for support schemes, such as Contracts for Difference (CfDs), has so far been set through the Levy Control Framework (LCF) and since the Spring Budget announcement to end the LCF, the government […]

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  • Britain’s Deadly Energy Madness: Number Of Winter Deaths Among Elderly Britons Rises By 40%

    • Date: 23/11/17
    • Daily Mail

    Pensioner groups are demanding urgent measures to cut the cost of heat and light after official figures revealed a surge in deaths last winter. There were some 34,300 so-called ‘excess’ deaths during the cold months, according to new figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The figure equates to 11 pensioners dying every hour and […]

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  • 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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