• Britain May Pull Legal Plug On Hinkley Nuclear Plant

    • Date: 14/08/16
    • Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times

    The fate of the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant could hinge on a little-known get-out clause that allows Theresa May to pull vital financial support if a similar plant in France is not running by 2020. The new prime minister shocked Hinkley’s developers — France’s energy monopoly EDF and the Chinese state giant CGN — […]

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  • Will Radical Green Agenda Lead To Split Of The National Trust?

    • Date: 12/08/16
    • Richard Morrison, The Times

    If Dame Helen Ghosh’s management of her organisation were exemplary, her thoughts on how humanity should manage the planet might be more welcome. The veteran historian and curator Sir Roy Strong, an indefatigable critic of what he sees as the trust’s “relentless push downward”, suggests splitting the organisation in two. Is she accident prone or […]

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  • BBC Let Emma Thompson Get Away With ‘Inaccurate’ Climate Change Claims, Watchdog Finds

    • Date: 11/08/16
    • Hannah Furness, The Daily Telegraph

    The BBC must not let on-air guests bamboozle viewers with inaccurate statistics, its watchdog has warned, as it finds Emma Thompson was allowed to spout climate change inaccuracies without challenge. The BBC Trust found the Oscar-winning actress was permitted to make “inaccurate statements” about temperature rises during a Newsnight appearance, without being properly interrogated. A report […]

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  • Arrival Of US Shale Gas Raises Pressure On Scottish Nationalists

    • Date: 10/08/16
    • Hamish Macdonell, The Times

    The first shipment of American shale gas extracted by the controversial fracking technique will arrive in Scotland next month, The Times has learnt. The first shipment of American shale gas extracted by the controversial fracking technique will arrive in Scotland next month Industry insiders have confirmed that the first of a fleet of “Dragon-class” ships, […]

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  • Government Must ‘Speed Up Shale Exploration’, Urges Think Tank

    • Date: 08/08/16
    • Lois Vallely, Utility Week

    The Global Warming Policy Forum has called on prime minister Theresa May to speed up shale gas exploration in order to establish the full extent of the UK’s resources. GWPF director Benny Peiser said that the last two governments under David Cameron “failed to get any shale gas out of the ground”, despite repeated claims […]

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  • GWPF Calls On Government To Deliver On UK Shale Development

    • Date: 08/08/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 8 August 2016 — The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s plan to spread the benefits of shale gas to local residents as a sensible step to break the decade-long logjam in UK shale development. The GWPF, which has been advocating UK shale development for many years, is calling on […]

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  • Putin’s TV Station ‘Stokes Fracking Fears’ To Prevent UK Shale Revolution

    • Date: 07/08/16

    The Kremlin-backed television station RT has been accused of scaremongering about fracking in Britain to prevent the industry from developing. A viable shale gas industry in Europe would reduce the continent’s reliance on gas imported from Russia. Cuadrilla, which wants to extract shale gas in Lancashire, has complained to Ofcom that RT breached the broadcasting […]

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  • Families Offered Up To £13.000 To Kick Start UK Shale Revolution

    • Date: 07/08/16
    • Simon Walters, Mail on Sunday

    Families will be offered five-figure cash payouts under a radical plan to boost the drive for controversial shale gas fracking. The move marks a further dramatic departure by the new Prime Minister from David Cameron’s blueprint for Britain’s energy needs. The Lottery-style ‘Frackpot’ windfall scheme, to be unveiled by Theresa May tomorrow, involves paying individual […]

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