• Green Taxes Threaten To Kill Steel Industry As Tata Quits Britain

    • Date: 29/03/16
    • Robert Lea, The Times

    The steel industry was plunged into crisis last night with thousands of jobs at risk after reports that Tata Steel is to leave Britain. A steelworker outlining the problems during a protest march in Scunthorpe last year. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/EPA At least 4,000 jobs and the reputation of Wales as the crucible of British steelworking […]

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  • Britain Could Be World’s Next Big Oil Supplier

    • Date: 28/03/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Great Britain’s oil industry is making a comeback, according to a report published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The country’s oil production increased in 2015 for the first time in a decade and is expected to keep growing. Great Britain is now the second-largest oil producer in Europe last year, after Norway. An experimental onshore oil well in England struck […]

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  • Chemical Giant Expects Fracking Green Light In Scotland Next Year

    • Date: 26/03/16
    • Daniel Sanderson, The Herald Scotland

    The firm that wants to establish a fracking industry in Scotland still expects the controversial technique to get the green light, despite Nicola Sturgeon publicly suggesting that she will block its plans permanently. US shale gas arrives in Europe for the first time ever this week on an Ineos ship. Weekly deliveries will begin in […]

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  • Shale Revolution Hits UK As First Shale Gas Tanker Arrives In Europe

    • Date: 24/03/16
    • Daily Mail

    The first tanker loaded with US shale gas has arrived in Europe, in a move predicted to transform British manufacturing. The Intrepid, a 180-metre vessel owned by chemicals giant Ineos, docked in Norway with 27,500 cubic metres of gas. Ineos will turn the ethane into plastics for cars, flooring and household products at its petrochemical […]

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  • Britain Strikes Black Gold: ‘Outstanding’ Oil Flow Produced By Gatwick Gusher

    • Date: 22/03/16
    • Nick Goodway, The Independent

    The Gatwick Gusher has produced the highest flow rates of any onshore wildcat well in the UK, matching the kind of levels normally seen in the North Sea, its majority owner UK Oil & Gas said. The exploration company said it had completed its final test at Horse Hill, just north of Gatwick Airport, and […]

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  • Nuclear Madness: Early Closure Of Hinkely Point Could Cost £22 Billion

    • Date: 20/03/16
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    British taxpayers could be landed with a bill of up to £22 billion if a future government shut down EDF’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station before 2060, according to official documents. The “poison pill” clause is contained in unpublicised minutes submitted by officials at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) to parliament last […]

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  • Clive James Pours Poetic Scorn On Climate Fears

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Kaya Burgess, The Times

    Clive James has described concerns over climate change as “manufactured fright” in a new poem and says that environmental disaster, like his death, is yet to materialise. The broadcaster and journalist said in 2012 that he was nearing death after being given a diagnosis of leukaemia and emphysema. In 2014 he started writing farewell poems, […]

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  • George Osborne: Climate Change? What Climate Change?

    • Date: 17/03/16
    • Alex Morales, Bloomberg

    U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne’s statement on Wednesday that his new budget “puts the next generation first” isn’t enough to protect subsequent generations from the consequences of climate change, critics said. Just three months after the U.K. joined 195 other countries in a climate deal in a bid to restrain rising global temperatures […]

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