• Madness: Green Levies On Energy Bills To Double By 2020

    • Date: 16/03/17
    • Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News

    The cost of environmental levies on energy bills to support the UK’s low carbon transition is expected to rise to £12.6 billion by 2020. That’s an increase from £6.9 billion in 2016/17 and could rise to £13.5 billion in 2021/22, according to latest figures from the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR). It expects household energy […]

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  • Hundreds Of Millions Of British Aid ‘Wasted’ On Overseas Climate Projects

    • Date: 13/03/17
    • Robert Mendrick, The Sunday Telegraph

    Serious questions are raised today over hundreds of millions of pounds of British taxpayers’ money being ‘wasted’ on climate change projects such as an Ethiopian wind farm and Kenyan solar power plant. A Telegraph investigation shows little benefit so far from a £2 billion foreign aid programme to tackle climate change that was established eight […]

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  • British Solar Industry Faces Devastating 800% Tax Increase

    • Date: 08/03/17
    • Ian Johnson, The Independent

    Some businesses and schools that generate electricity from rooftop solar panels will have to pay rates for the first time, while others will face a massive tax rise. Britain’s solar industry is facing devastation and consumers could see energy bills rise after the Chancellor Philip Hammond refused to listen to pleas to cancel a planned […]

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  • Court Bans Campaigners From Fracking Site

    • Date: 07/03/17
    • BBC News

    A court has banned trespassers from going on land being used for fracking in Lancashire. The injunction relates to farmland at and surrounding Cuadrilla’s shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road, near Little Plumpton, the firm said. Cuadrilla and 10 farmers were granted the injunction, which will last until 31 August 2018, at Manchester […]

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  • Redcar Steelworks Closure Contributes To Sharp Drop In UK CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 06/03/17
    • Gazette Live

    The closure of Redcar steelworks contributed to a steep fall in UK’s carbon emissions last year, analysis suggests. The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions fell by almost 6% in 2016 after coal use more than halved to record lows. Carbon emissions from coal fell 50% as use of the fossil fuel dropped by 52%, with three […]

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  • Without Subsidies, Green Energy Jobs At Risk

    • Date: 04/03/17
    • BBC News

    One in six jobs in Scotland’s renewable energy sector could be lost within the next 12 months, according to an industry body. Scottish Renewables said thousands of posts could go as a result of changes to UK government support schemes. But it added that most firms feel positive about the future, with many having diversified […]

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  • Britain’s Shale Revolution Faces Final Hurdles

    • Date: 28/02/17
    • Patrick Brown, Politico

    The UK is on the verge of becoming the only European country to pump shale gas and tap into potentially huge amounts of home-grown energy. If, that is, it can get past an increasingly vocal band of anti-fracking activists. The European shale gas revolution largely ended before it began. Protesters, armed with stories and expertise […]

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  • House Of Lords Committee Calls For Radical Reform Of UK Energy Policy

    • Date: 24/02/17
    • House of Lords

    The House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs has now published its report entitled ‘The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market’. The Committee examined the impact of the policies of successive governments on the electricity market. In its report the Committee identifies two key failures in the current market: the narrow amount of […]

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