• Ikea Refuses To Spend £524m Green Energy Pot In Britain Until Government Commits To More Subsidies

    • Date: 16/01/17
    • Huffington Post

    Ikea has said it won’t spend a single penny of its mammoth £524m (€600m) green fund in Britain until the government makes it easier to invest in renewable energy. In a rare attack on government policy, the Swedish flatpack giant declared it would have to go elsewhere to finance projects, including wind farms, due to the UK’s […]

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  • Green Energy Plant Blamed After 1,000 Fish Die At One Of Britain’s Best-Loved Salmon And Trout Rivers

    • Date: 15/01/17
    • Nic North, Mail on Sunday

    A supposedly ‘green’ power plant has been blamed for killing more than 1,000 fish on one of Britain’s best-loved salmon and trout rivers. Officials are investigating if a fault caused hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic waste to be discharged from an anaerobic digester and into the picturesque River Teifi in West Wales, killing […]

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  • UK Government Signals Green Energy Project Is Uneconomic

    • Date: 13/01/17
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    The world’s first tidal lagoon power station may be too expensive despite a government-commissioned review strongly backing it, according to Whitehall sources. An impression of the wall at Swansea Bay. A Whitehall source has said the project is “very expensive” Tidal Lagoon Power/PA Wire Charles Hendry, the former Conservative energy minister who led the review, […]

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  • UK Climate Minister Backs Fracking

    • Date: 11/01/17
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Fracking could give Britain a cheap and abundant source of home-produced energy and it would be “irresponsible to future generations” to ignore its potential benefits, according to the climate change minister. Nick Hurd told MPs that exploring for shale gas was consistent with the government’s commitment to tackling climate change. He appeared before the Commons […]

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  • Northern Ireland Crisis Deepens Over Green Energy Scandal

    • Date: 10/01/17
    • Vivienne Russell, Public Finance

    Fresh elections to the Northern Ireland Executive are expected in the coming weeks after Martin McGuinness resigned as deputy first minister in protest at the botched administration of a green energy scheme. In the run up to Christmas, the Northern Ireland Executive was rocked by the fallout from the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, established in […]

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  • At Last: Work Starts For Shale Gas Extraction In Britain

    • Date: 06/01/17
    • Lancashire Evening News

    Work has begun at a controversial fracking site in Lancashire, it was revealed today. Fracking work like this is on the way Gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has announced the start of initial surface construction works on its shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road, Little Plumpton. Planning consent was granted in October 2016 and Lancashire […]

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  • Friends of the Earth Promises: We Will Never Again Spread Misleading Anti-Fracking Scares

    • Date: 04/01/17
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    A green campaign group has agreed not to repeat misleading claims about the health and environmental impacts of fracking after complaints to the advertising watchdog. Friends of the Earth flyer: The  Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said Friends of the Earth “agreed not to repeat the claims, or claims that had the same meaning” Friends of the […]

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  • UK Taxpayers Face £1 Billion Bill Over Green Subsidy Scandal

    • Date: 03/01/17
    • Sean O’Neill and Sean O’Driscoll, The Times

    A botched green energy scheme that has ignited a political crisis is on course to cost taxpayers more than £1 billion. The Treasury faces the bill after a massive overspend on subsidies encouraging farmers and businesses in Northern Ireland to run eco-friendly power schemes. The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was supposed to cost £25 million […]

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