• Britain’s Green Energy Sector Shrinks After Government Subsidy Cuts

    • Date: 19/12/16
    • Jessica Shankleman, Bloomberg

    The U.K.’s renewable and low-carbon energy sector shrank by 8.7 percent last year, partly because of cuts to subsidies. The sector, from wind farms to electric vehicles, turned over 42.2 billion pounds ($52.5 billion) in 2015, provisional figures by the Office for National Statistics showed on Friday. That’s lower than the 46.2 billion pound recorded […]

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  • Green Britain: Electricity Bills Set To Rise By £30 A Year And Power Rationed To Keep Lights On

    • Date: 19/12/16
    • Kate McCann, The Daily Telegraph

    Electricity bills could go up by £30 each year by 2020 and power “rationed” due to “mismanagement” of the UK’s electricity networks and the increasing cost of emergency supplies, MPs have warned. The British Infrastructure Group, led by former Conservative minister Grant Shapps, warned lights could go out across the country next winter because there […]

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  • 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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