• Britain’s Energy Costs Keep Rising Fast

    • Date: 30/05/18

    More than 2m customers will have to pay more for their electricity and gas bills after SSE announced it is increasing its tariffs by an average of 6.7 per cent. The hike equates to an increase of £76 per year for a typical dual fuel bill. The FTSE 100 energy company on Wednesday blamed “sustained […]

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  • Britain’s Man-Made Gas Crisis

    • Date: 27/05/18
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    The UK’s looming winter gas crisis may have been ignited by a string of fluke blows, but their outcome was far from unexpected. For years experts have warned that the stark reversal of Britain’s energy fortunes over the last decade has left the country vulnerable to the eye-watering price shocks which have emerged this week. […]

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  • British Energy Firms On The Brink Of Collapse, Reveals Report

    • Date: 27/05/18
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Half of Britain’s energy suppliers face an existential risk after the “Beast from the East” tore through the balance sheets of the industry’s small players. Thousands of energy customers could be left in limbo due to a high risk that around 10 of the most fragile suppliers are on the brink of going under. Many […]

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  • Water Shortages? Blame Them On Climate Change!

    • Date: 24/05/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot of People Know That

    Much of the Environment Agency report is stacked full with unsubstantiated, apocalyptic nonsense, unworthy of a supposedly serious, official report.   England is facing water supply shortages by 2050 unless rapid action is taken to curb water use and wastage, the Environment Agency has warned. Its new report says enough water to meet the needs […]

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  • Plans To Frack UK’s First Horizontal Shale Gas Well Submitted

    • Date: 22/05/18
    • BBC News

    An energy company has applied to the government to carry out fracking at the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well. Cuadrilla expects to start fracking both wells later this year. Cuadrilla said it has submitted the application for its Preston New Road site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire. It comes days after the government proposed a relaxation […]

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  • Cuadrilla Applies For Consent To Frack UK’s First Horizontal Shale Gas Well

    • Date: 21/05/18
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – Cuadrilla has applied to the British government for consent to frack the country’s first ever horizontal shale gas well at its site in Lancashire, the company said on Monday. The drilling of this well at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road exploration site was completed in April and the firm has all the necessary […]

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  • Britain’s Shale Revolution Set To Take Off As Ministers Vow To Force Local Areas To Accept New Gas Projects

    • Date: 18/05/18
    • Steve Hawkes, The Sun

    BRITAIN’S long-delayed fracking revolution was given a huge boost last night as Ministers vowed to take on “scaremongering” protestors by turbo-charging the planning process. Energy Minister Claire Perry said the North Sea had been a “Great British success story” but the country needed to find new supplies of gas. The Government said it wants shale […]

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  • GWPF: New UK Government Support for Shale Gas Exploration is Welcome but More Speed is Required

    • Date: 17/05/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today welcomed the UK government’s announcement of encouragement for shale gas exploration, but called for immediate and rapid progress rather than prolonged and needless consultation. The UK government has today announced measures that honour in part its manifesto promise to remove needless obstacles to shale gas exploration [1]. The […]

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