• Britain Faces Huge Costs To Avoid Power Shortages With Electric Car Plan

    • Date: 06/09/17
    • Reuters

    Britain must plough billions of pounds into new power plants, grid networks and electric vehicle charging points if it is to avoid local power shortages when a planned ban on new diesel and petrol cars begins. Supporting millions more battery-powered vehicles over the next two decades is technically feasible, and if drivers can be persuaded […]

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  • Fracking In North Yorkshire To Begin ‘Before End Of Year’

    • Date: 02/09/17
    • BBC News

    Fracking for shale gas will start before the end of the year at a North Yorkshire site, the firm behind plans has said. Confirmation came as around 100 people protested outside a meeting organised by Third Energy to update residents. It was granted planning permission for the site at Kirby Misperton, between Malton and Pickering in 2016. […]

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  • Ofgem Blames Gridcos For Price Rises

    • Date: 28/08/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    As energy prices are driven up, a scapegoat is required Last year, Ofgem said it was “pleased” with the progress that networks were making, but what a difference a year can make. Since then, energy bills have returned to the political stage. Networks account for 23pc of the average energy bill, so Ofgem is under […]

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  • Drilling Starts At Blackpool Fracking Site As Firm Launches £100,000 Community Fund

    • Date: 17/08/17
    • Blackpool Gazette

    Shale gas exploration company Cuadrilla has begun drilling at its Preston New Road site in its bid to tap into reserves of natural gas in deep lying rocks known as the Bowland Shale. Preston New Road site land owners, Rosalyn, left, Andrew, Pam and Allan (seated) Wensley start the drilling rig, with Cuadrilla driller Thorsten Strathmann And […]

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  • Breaking: Drilling Begins At Cuadrilla’s Lancashire Shale Gas Site

    • Date: 17/08/17
    • Drill or Drop

    The shale gas firm, Cuadrilla has confirmed that drilling began today at its site at near Blackpool. The Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton will see the first horizontal shale gas exploration wells in the UK. A spokesperson for the company said drilling began early this afternoon but was unable to give a precise […]

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  • UK Shale Exploration Drilling Starts Next Week

    • Date: 17/08/17
    • Lancashire Popst

    £2.9m spent already in county as fracking moves closer Gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has issued an update to its “Putting Lancashire First” commitments tracker. The latest figures show that the site construction work during April to June this year, at the company’s shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road near Blackpool, has more than […]

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  • Green Energy Lobby Attacks Royal Society For The Protection of Birds

    • Date: 16/08/17
    • The Times

    A coalition of businesses has called on one of the UK’s most powerful charities to stop fighting plans for a major off-shore wind farm and warned that the livelihoods of hundreds of families are at stake. Twenty-nine companies claim that the continued legal action by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) could […]

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  • BBC: The Climate Debate And Freedom of Speech

    • Date: 15/08/17
    • Climate Scepticism

    The BBC is absolutely committed to impartial and balanced coverage on this complex issue. Paul Matthews,who is on holiday, draws our attention to this article on the BBC site. I could have added a link under my last article, but it seems important enough to quote in full, and to give it the maximum publicity. Commenters please […]

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