• England Not Windy Enough, Admits Wind Industry Chief

    • Date: 05/06/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted. Hugh McNeal, who joined RenewableUK two months ago from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, insisted the industry could make the case for more onshore turbines in some parts of the […]

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  • “Left Wing Cabal” Luddites Vote For Fracking Ban In Scotland

    • Date: 02/06/16
    • Energy Voice

    The Scottish Government has said it will continue to explore the potential for fracking in Scotland despite a vote in parliament in favour of an outright ban. Labour hijacked an environment debate in Holyrood in an attempt to expose SNP divisions on fracking, forcing an early vote on the gas extraction technology in one of […]

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  • Anti-Shale Nationalists & Socialists Drive Industry Out Of Scotland

    • Date: 30/05/16
    • Gareth McPherson, The Courier

    Scotland is to miss out on thousands of energy jobs following a petrochemical giant’s decision to move its fracking operation out of the country, says a Conservative MSP. Ineos said its geologists and engineers are now all based in England, with the company’s fracking focus “very much south of the border now”. The multinational firm […]

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  • Yorkshire ‘Has Chance To Be Centre Of European Shale Industry’

    • Date: 25/05/16
    • David Rhodes, BBC News

    The first fracking operation in England since a ban was lifted in 2012 has been approved at a site close to the North York Moors National Park. Yorkshire now has the chance to be at the centre of Europe’s new fracking industry. When any fracking application is discussed attention focuses on the environmental arguments, but […]

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  • Chemical Industry Hails Fracking Decision As Start Of UK “Energy Revolution”

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • Niamh Forrest, Energy Voice

    An organisation representing the chemical industry claimed the UK “energy revolution” is about to begin after a fracking application was approved in England. The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) said it backed a decision by North Yorkshire County Council to allow fracking to be restarted in Ryedale. Chief executive Steve Elliott said the move was an […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes Green Light For Fracking

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum welcomes the decision by North Yorkshire County Council to allow hydraulic fracturing to take place at Third Energy’s Kirby Misperton site. The decision will allow the development of shale gas exploration to take place for the first time since 2011, helping to kick-start an industry that can bring much needed […]

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  • Breakthrough: UK County Council Approve First Fracking Permit Since 2011

    • Date: 23/05/16
    • Selina Williams, The Wall Street Journal

    LONDON—An English county government on Monday approved an application for what could be the first permit to frack for shale gas in Western Europe since 2011. The North Yorkshire County Council voted 7-4 to allow U.K.-based Third Energy to use hydraulic fracturing to extract shale gas from an existing natural gas well in Kirby Misperton […]

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  • Britain Considers Cut In Carbon Tax Burden To Save Steel Industry

    • Date: 23/05/16
    • Jon Rees And Alex Hawkes, Financial Mail On Sunday

    Bidders for Tata Steel’s beleaguered UK business believe the Government is ready to change its much criticised carbon tax to cut energy costs, while Tata is expected to contribute to a clean-up bill of up to £1 billion in the event of closure. The sweeteners could be critical to lure bidders ahead of a looming […]

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