• Britain May Scrap International Climate Funding

    • Date: 14/12/16
    • Sam Coates, The Times

    Britain’s chancellor has given the first hint that the promise to protect the international aid budget could be scrapped after the next election. Philip Hammond confirmed that all protected areas of spending would be re-examined before the Conservative manifesto is produced before the 2020 election. Despite David Cameron’s decision to commit in law to spend […]

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  • Report Reveals £300 Billion Cost Of Britain’s Climate Change Act

    • Date: 11/12/16
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    London, 11 December: A new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation reveals the extraordinary £319 billion cost of Britain’s Climate Change Act. The report, which is based entirely on official figures, exposes the mischievous attempts by ministers to try and disguise the true cost to households. “Britain has been gulled by false assurances that […]

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  • Britain’s Energy Madness: Coal Plants To Receive £130 Million Subsidies To Keep The Lights On

    • Date: 10/12/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Britain will pay almost £130m in subsidies to keep dirty old coal plants running through the winter of 2020-21, after they proved a cheaper option for keeping the lights on than building big new gas plants. The Government on Friday awarded £1.2bn of subsidy contracts through its capacity market auction to companies that could help […]

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  • ££Millions Of Aid Money Spent On NGO Salaries And ‘Pointless’ Policy Briefs

    • Date: 09/12/16
    • Alexi Mostrous and Billy Kenber, The Times

    When aid officials agreed a £17.7 million grant to a London-based think tank in 2012, its fees appeared more suited to a global investment bank than to a non-profit organisation receiving taxpayer funds. The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), a registered charity focusing on climate change research, promised to provide the British government […]

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  • Consultants Take Billions From Foreign Aid Budget

    • Date: 08/12/16
    • Alexi Mostrous and Billy Kenber, The Times

    Consultancy companies earning billions of pounds from overseas aid will be forced to reveal their salaries and fees after an investigation by The Times exposed overcharging across the sector. Priti Patel, the international development secretary, is to review all foreign aid contracts after an unprecedented analysis of more than 70,000 financial transactions revealed that consultancy spending had […]

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  • UK Culls Two Thirds Of London’s Climate Diplomats

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • Adam Vaughan, The Guardian

    The UK has cut the number of Foreign Office staff working on climate change, despite ministers arguing the issue should be a top foreign policy priority. The Liberal Democrats said it was “appalling” and sent “the wrong signals” to the world, after a minister revealed the figures in a recent parliamentary answer. Experts said that […]

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  • City Of York Brands Anti-Fracking Campaigners As ‘Extreme Risk’

    • Date: 06/12/16
    • Minster FM News

    Anti-fracking campaigners in York and Ryedale have reacted with shock that authorities have included anti-fracking campaigners alongside ISIL as requiring monitoring and intervention as part of the Governments schools PREVENT strategy to tackle terrorism and what they term “domestic extremism”. City of York council working with the North Yorkshire police force have used the strategy […]

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  • Britain Forced to Subsidise Gas Power Plants To Keep Lights On

    • Date: 04/12/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    As a result of Britain’s energy policies, building new gas-fired power plants is no longer economic. Now, the Government has to subsidise gas investors to keep the lights on. Four years ago this week, the Government unveiled plans for a bold new dash for gas. New gas-fired power stations, then-energy secretary Ed Davey said, would be […]

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