• GWPF: New UK Government Support for Shale Gas Exploration is Welcome but More Speed is Required

    • Date: 17/05/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today welcomed the UK government’s announcement of encouragement for shale gas exploration, but called for immediate and rapid progress rather than prolonged and needless consultation. The UK government has today announced measures that honour in part its manifesto promise to remove needless obstacles to shale gas exploration [1]. The […]

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  • UK Government Unveils Support Package For Shale Gas Development

    • Date: 17/05/18
    • Energy Voice

    The UK Government today unveiled a new package of support measures for shale gas developments, including the creation of a £1.6million fund. The move, announced as part of the government’s modern industrial strategy, was praised by trade unions and natural resource developers, but condemned by environmentalists. The Scottish Government imposed an “effective ban” on fracking last year, […]

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  • Investment In UK Clean Energy Suffers ‘Dramatic And Worrying Collapse’

    • Date: 16/05/18
    • Financial Times

    There has been a “dramatic and worrying collapse” in investment in clean energy in the UK in the past three years, MPs have warned. The proportion of Britain’s electricity generated from low-carbon sources — including nuclear — has doubled between 2009 and last year, when it hit a record 50 per cent. Yet this belies […]

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  • Britain’s Green Fiasco: £23 Billion Goes Up In Smoke As Green Energy Scheme Flops

    • Date: 16/05/18
    • Daily Mail

    Billions have been wasted in a drive to fit green boilers in homes which could have made air pollution worse, MPs warned last night. The scheme is expected to cost £23billion but only 60,000 boilers have been installed in the past four years. Half were boilers that burn biomass such as wood, which cause a […]

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  • Energy Crisis: More Than Half Of Smart Meters ‘Go Dumb’ After Switching

    • Date: 13/05/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Hundreds of thousands of people with smart meters have been unable to switch supplier without their meter “going dumb”. The £11bn smart meter roll-out was meant to make things simpler for customers and reduce energy usage, but many of those who switched supplier in a bid to save money found that their meter was incompatible […]

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  • Jim Ratcliffe: Shale Gas Can Revive Britain’s Depressed Northern Towns

    • Date: 13/05/18
    • The Sunday Times

    Shale gas could revive the depressed northern towns of Britain and be the catalyst for reviving Britain’s industry, says Jim Ratcliffe […]  Today, 13 of the 78 manufacturing sites Ineos operates are in the UK. Britain’s manufacturing malaise pains Ratcliffe — he draws a direct link between the collapse of industrial jobs in the north […]

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  • Scottish Government Accused Of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Approach To Fracking

    • Date: 11/05/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The petrochemical giant that runs Scotland’s biggest industrial complex has accused the Scottish Government of taking an “Alice in Wonderland” approach to fracking that is harming jobs and investment. Nicola Sturgeon and Paul Wheelhouse, her Energy Minister, last year described the decision to extend indefinitely a moratorium on the controversial practice as a “ban”. But […]

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  • Secret UK Push To Weaken EU Climate Laws

    • Date: 09/05/18
    • The Guardian

    A secret UK push to weaken key EU climate laws before Brexit risks scotching the bloc’s Paris commitments, MEPs say. The EU has committed to a 20% cut in its energy use by 2020 to be achieved by two directives, covering energy efficiency and buildings. But leaked documents seen by the Guardian show that Britain […]

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