• Robin Hood Goes Belly Up: Green Energy Company Collapses, 230 Staff Lose Their Jobs

    • Date: 05/09/20
    • BBC News

    A council has apologised after losing millions of pounds of public cash in the collapse of an energy company it started. Robin Hood Energy (RHE) is shutting with the loss of 230 jobs despite millions poured into it by Nottingham City Council. British Gas will take on its customer base of thousands of homes in […]

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  • Appetite For Electric Cars In UK Collapses As Pandemic Squeezes Finances

    • Date: 03/09/20
    • Financial Times

    The number of people in the UK planning to purchase an electric vehicle has collapsed as the pandemic squeezed finances for potential car buyers, according to a leading online automotive portal. A survey by Auto Trader of 2,300 consumers in January found 16 per cent were planning to buy a battery-only car. But in an […]

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  • Britain Faces Growing Risk Of Blackouts, National Grid Boss Warns

    • Date: 01/09/20
    • The Times

    Britain will be at increased risk of blackouts under Ofgem plans to cut investment in energy networks, the boss of National Grid has claimed. John Pettigrew warned that power lines in parts of the country would start to “decay” after the energy regulator rejected its proposals to bill consumers for replacing them. “It is deeply concerning […]

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  • Green Groups Outraged As UK Government Presses On With £27.4bn Road-Building Plan

    • Date: 25/08/20
    • Eddie News

    The Treasury and Highways England are facing criticism after the latest string of details about the UK Government’s £27.4bn road-building plan was published, with green groups arguing that the money would have been better spent on public transport and digital infrastructure. Road transport accounted for one-fifth of the UK’s emissions in 2019 In a statement […]

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  • Fossil Fuel Car Ban ‘Will Close Cheapest Route To Cutting CO2’

    • Date: 23/08/20
    • Local Transport Today

    Banning the sale of fossil fuel cars and vans as a way of promoting battery electric vehicles is a high-cost strategy that will close the door to technological advances in greener internal combustion engines, an industry expert has warned.  The Government consulted this spring on banning the sale of new cars and vans with an […]

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  • Councils Forced To Reverse Street Closures After Backlash To Govt’s ‘Green’ Anti-Car Scheme

    • Date: 23/08/20
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Councils have been forced to perform a humiliating U-turn on Grant Shapps’ green roads policy, after residents across the country revolted against the street closures. The Transport Secretary unveiled a £250 million scheme this summer which gave local authorities extra powers to close roads to cars and expand cycle lanes without running consultations. But “furious” residents […]

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  • Net Zero Faces Years Of Delay As Energy Companies Demand £Billions

    • Date: 17/08/20
    • The Times

    Energy network upgrades to help Britain meet its net zero emissions target face “years of delays” because of flawed Ofgem proposals, SSE has warned. The FTSE 100 group and other network companies are lobbying the regulator to rethink price controls proposed last month that they claim will jeopardise decarbonisation. SSE believes the plans could delay […]

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  • 50% Of The EU’s ‘Climate Budget’ Will be Given To Farmers, Critics Warn

    • Date: 06/08/20
    • DPA, Deutsche Press Agentur

    50% of the spending that the EU counts under its climate umbrella isn’t actually to be spent on reducing CO2 emissions: instead, it is funding the EU’s Common Agriculture Policy. When then-defence minister for Germany Ursula von der Leyen ran for the European Union’s top job last year, she pitched herself as a climate enthusiast. […]

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