• Growing Cost Of Grid, Green Subsidies Blocks UK Power Price Cut

    • Date: 02/02/16
    • Karolin Schaps and Susanna Twidale, Reuters

    British households will not benefit from a fall in market electricity prices because their suppliers are facing rising costs elsewhere, such as green energy subsidies, which they say cancel out any wholesale price falls. Electricity and gas prices traded on the open market have fallen 20-35 percent in recent months as milder-than-normal weather has curbed demand […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes UK Cabinet Ministers’ Shale Exploration Plans

    • Date: 01/02/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum welcomes the proposal by Cabinet ministers Amber Rudd, Greg Clark and Liz Tuss to classify fracking wells as ‘Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP)’ which is clearly in the national interest. The GWPF, who advocated exactly this policy last May, is calling upon the Government to turn the ministers’ proposal into law in […]

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  • British Government Plans To Foil Anti-Frackers

    • Date: 31/01/16
    • Christopher Hope, The Sunday Telegraph

    Communities could lose the right to block fracking wells as part of a UK Cabinet plan to create a shale gas industry within a decade, the Telegraph can reveal. Shale Gas wells to be classified as ‘nationally significant infrastructure’. The 10-page plan, leaked to anti-fracking campaigners, sets out a timeline for the expansion of the shale gas […]

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  • UK Shale Gas Explorers Await Green Light To Frack

    • Date: 31/01/16
    • Emily Gosden, and Jillian Ambrose, The Sunday Telegraph

    As Cuadrilla prepares for a public inquiry into its plans to explore for shale gas Lancashire, will 2016 finally be the year that fracking gets the go-ahead in the UK? A Cuadrilla rig in Lancashire. Photo: Cuadrilla It was four years ago that Francis Egan, then a senior executive at BHP Billiton in Houston, was interviewed […]

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  • Hinkley Point Nuclear Fiasco Raises Doubts About Britain’s Decarbonisation Policy

    • Date: 31/01/16
    • Szu Ping Chan, The Sunday Telegraph

    The head of Hitachi has warned that the debacle surrounding the construction of Hinkley Point nuclear plant throws up “very serious concerns” about its own investment in the UK Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman and chief executive of the Japanese industrial giant, said the setbacks experienced by Hinkley’s developer EDF raised questions about how future plants including […]

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  • British People Among The Least Concerned About Climate Change

    • Date: 29/01/16
    • Harry Lambert, The Independent

    In a survey of 17 countries, the people of Britain has ranked 15th in its concern over climate change. The UK, US and Saudi Arabia are the three countries least concerned among the group surveyed by YouGov. Only 10.8% of Britons ranked climate change as their most important issue. Hong Kong is the most concerned, […]

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  • Britain Faces Growing Energy Security Threat

    • Date: 29/01/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Energy giant SSE is considering shutting its Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power plant early, threatening to blow a hole in the Government’s plans to keep the lights on, the Telegraph has learnt. The 2GW power plant in Cheshire produces enough electricity to power two million homes and in 2014 secured a subsidy contract with the Government […]

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  • Hinkley Point Go-Ahead Delayed Amid Funding Doubts

    • Date: 26/01/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    EDF has delayed its final investment decision on the Hinkley Point new nuclear plant yet again, amid claims it is still struggling to finalise funding for the £18bn project. The French energy giant had been scheduled to take the long-awaited decision at a board meeting on January 27, but is now thought unlikely to do […]

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