• Analysts Warn UK Government Policies Could Add Almost £200 To Energy Bills

    • Date: 16/04/18
    • Yahoo Finance

    Electricity bills could soar by £200 a year because of green policies and climbing wholesale prices. Analysts Aurora Energy Research said such government measures as a drive to cut emissions, installing smart meters, the impending energy price cap as well as rising wholesale gas prices was piling pressure on energy companies. It said the underlying […]

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  • Michael Gove Faces Backlash Over His Green Quango Proposal

    • Date: 14/04/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Michael Gove is facing a Cabinet backlash over his plans for a “green Brexit” amid concerns that it will lead to increased red tape and damage the economy after Brexit. The Environment Secretary has committed to an independent “world-leading” statutory body to maintain environmental standards after Brexit and “embed” protections for land, water and air in law. […]

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  • Defects Found At EDF’s Nuclear Reactor

    • Date: 10/04/18
    • The Times

    The new generation of nuclear reactors destined for Britain faced a setback today after a quality control failure was declared at one being built in France. EDF, the French electricity group, said it had detected defects with the welding at the European pressurised reactor (EPR) under construction at Flamanville in Normandy. The company said it […]

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  • Solar Farms Receive More Cash From Green Subsidies Than From Selling Energy

    • Date: 10/04/18
    • Daily Mail

    Britain’s biggest solar farms receive more cash from green subsidies than from selling the electricity they produce, figures reveal. Energy producers were encouraged to start solar farms with generous handouts funded by a ‘green levy’ on taxpayers’ bills. But many of them now make the majority of their cash from the subsidy – instead of […]

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  • UK Energy Poverty: Cost Of Green Subsidies Rises To £11.3 Billion

    • Date: 08/04/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    The Office for Budget Responsibility has just published the Spring Statement. It’s  Economic & Fiscal Outlook reveals that the cost of Environmental Levies this year will be £11.3bn, a rise of £2.0bn over the last financial year. 2.7 Environmental levies   £ billion   Outturn Forecast   2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 CRC […]

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  • 48,000 Brits Dead After Worst Winter In 42 Years

    • Date: 08/04/18
    • Hayley Coyle, Daily Star

    The UK is being hit by its worst winter death toll in 42 years, new research says. It is estimated that 20,275 Brits more than average died between December and March. An additional 2,000 deaths more than average were expected due to cold conditions between March 23 and 31, this winter’s average death rates show. […]

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  • Horizontal Drilling Comes To The UK, But Fracking Must Wait For Green Light

    • Date: 06/04/18
    • Ian Lewis, Petroleum Economist

    Pioneering driller Cuadrilla is optimistic over shale gas well prospects Cuadrilla Resources says it has moved closer towards launching the UK’s first major fracking project by drilling the country’s first ever horizontal shale gas well at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, north-west England. The company hasn’t been cleared to carry out hydraulic fracturing, which has […]

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  • Green Policies Blamed For Rising UK Electricity Prices: GWPF Calls For Inquiry

    • Date: 03/04/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today noted that Opus Energy has in the last week written to its customers increasing prices by 7.5% even to those on fixed term contracts, blaming increases in subsidies to renewables, and other related government energy and climate policies. [1] Combined with a price increase in March 2017 for […]

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