• Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Fined For Breaking Election Campaigning Rules

    • Date: 19/04/17
    • The Electoral Commission

    Greenpeace Ltd and Friends of the Earth Limited have been fined by the Electoral Commission for failing to comply with campaigning rules at the 2015 UK Parliamentary General Election. At the general election, non-party campaigners were required to register with the Electoral Commission if they spent more than either £20,000 campaigning in England or £10,000 […]

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  • Cuadrilla To Begin Shale Drilling In “Couple Of Months”

    • Date: 15/04/17
    • Kallanish Energy News

    British unconventional exploration company Cuadrilla plans to start the drilling stage of its shale gas exploratory plans in northwest England within the next “couple of months,” company CEO Francis Egan said this week. Egan welcomed the UK’s High Court decision dismissing two claims made against Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid’s approval of […]

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  • At Last: Britain Preparing To Scrap EU Renewables Targets As Part Of A Bonfire Of Red Tape After Brexit

    • Date: 15/04/17
    • Steven Swinford, The Daily Telegraph

    Britain is preparing to scrap EU green energy targets which will add more than £100 to the average energy bill as part of a bonfire of red tape after Brexit. Government sources told The Daily Telegraph that the target, under the EU Renewable Energy Directive, is likely to be scrapped after Brexit. The UK is currently […]

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  • ‘Catastrophic Collapse’ Of Solar Energy As UK Government Cuts Subsidies

    • Date: 14/04/17
    • The Independent

    The number of solar panels being installed in the UK has fallen by more than 80 per cent, according to an analysis of new figures in the latest sign that the industry is being strangled by government policies despite being one of the cheapest sources of electricity. The Solar Trade Association (STA), which produced the […]

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  • Environmentalists Lose Big In Battle To Stop Fracking

    • Date: 12/04/17
    • Andrew Follett, Daily Caller

    Environmentalists lost a major lawsuit against hydraulic fracturing Wednesday, clearing one of the last major roadblocks to fracking in Britain. The Preston New Road Action Group (PNRAG) sued to stop fracking in Lancashire, England. High Court Justice Ian Dove threw out the suit, dealing PNRAG a huge setback. Dove ruled PNRAG’s lawsuit was groundless, and “not […]

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  • Frack On! Anti-Fracking Campaigners Lose High Court Battle

    • Date: 12/04/17
    • ITV News

    Fracking looks set to go ahead on a Lancashire site after campaigners lost a High Court challenge. Opponents urged the court to find a government decision approving planning for the site in Fylde either unfair or unlawful. The planning application, by developer Cuadrilla, was refused by Lancashire County Council in 2015 but later granted following an appeal. […]

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  • Leaked Gov’t Docs Show Britain Plans To ‘Scale Down’ Global Warming Regs To Create Jobs

    • Date: 11/04/17
    • Andrew Follett,Daily Caller

    The UK will “tone down” global warming positions in international trade deals to focus on job and wealth creation, according to leaked government documents. The documents, obtained by UK’s The Times and published Sunday, instruct British trade negotiators to shift focus less from global warming concerns and preventing the illegal wildlife trade to making the […]

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  • New Govt Policy: ‘Less Climate Concern’ Key To Brexit Trade

    • Date: 09/04/17
    • Tim Shipman, Political editor, The Sunday Times

    Government papers reveal plan to tone down stance on environment in bid to win deals with Latin America and Africa Civil service documents, photographed on a train, reveal that Britain plans to scale down its concern over climate change and the trade in illegal wildlife to clear the way for post-Brexit trade deals. Details of […]

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