• Gazprom Creaming Off UK Renewables Subsidies

    • Date: 05/08/16
    • Clean Energy

    Russian gas giant and UK business energy supplier Gazprom has greened its energy supply by entering into a 15-year contract with solar farm developer Canadian Solar. The deal will see Gazprom Energy, the giant’s UK-facing retail supply arm, purchase the electricity generated from up to 40MW of Canadian Solar’s operational assets in the UK. Gazprom […]

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  • High Court: UK Nuclear Agency ‘Manipulated’ £7bn Clean-Up Contract

    • Date: 30/07/16
    • Catherine Belton, Financial Times

    Britain’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority “manipulated” and “fudged” a tender process for a £7bn contract to clean up the country’s nuclear power plants, the High Court has ruled. The judgment, handed down on Friday, raises fresh questions over the way government entities hand out multibillion-pound contracts and casts further doubt on the UK’s nuclear industry a […]

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  • New UK Govt To Review Most Expensive Subsidy Plant Ever

    • Date: 29/07/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Plans for Britain’s first new nuclear power plant for a generation suffered a last-minute delay on Thursday night after Theresa May’s Government announced a new review. Executives at French energy giant EDF were left surprised after ministers cast doubt on the plans by saying a decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear power station will not […]

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  • New Pro-Shale Campaign Group Launches In Blackpool

    • Date: 28/07/16
    • Blackpool Gazette

    A new campaign group to back fracking has launched in Blackpool. Lancashire for Shale, a pro-shale gas group funded by local businesses and industry, held its launch reception for Lancashire firms at the White Tower restaurant to call on local and national decision-makers to get behind onshore natural gas development. It is made up of […]

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  • New British Government Likely To Go All Out For Shale

    • Date: 25/07/16
    • Kelly Gilblom, Bloomberg

    As Theresa May’s new government prepares to take the U.K. out of the European Union, it’s likely to promote one technology shunned by most nations on the mainland — fracking. May, her predecessor David Cameron, and newly appointed members of her cabinet including former Energy Secretary Amber Rudd have supported hydraulic fracturing of Britain’s shale […]

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  • Nigel Lawson: UK Climate Targets Are ‘No Good To Anybody’, Pushing Up Energy Bills

    • Date: 20/07/16
    • Nick Gutteridge, Daily Express

    Lord Lawson of Blaby said a drive to cut CO2 emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 had done “no good to anybody” and was pushing up bills for cash-strapped working households. Lord Lawson has blasted Britain’s unilateral climate change targets And he hailed Theresa May’s decision to scrap the Department for Energy and Climate […]

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  • After Brexit, UK Tipped To Shift To Fracking

    • Date: 20/07/16
    • Karolin Schaps, The Irish Independent

    After Brexit, the UK is being tipped to shift energy policy to favour domestic production including so-called fracking for gas. A temporary ban was introduced in 2011 on the hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – technology used to extract gas from shale rock, but sections of the industry hope for support from new prime minister […]

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  • Ineos To Lodge 30 Fracking Applications To Kick-Start UK Shale Gas Market

    • Date: 18/07/16
    • Peggy Hollinger, Financial Times

    Ineos, the $50bn petrochemicals giant controlled by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, aims to accelerate shale gas development in the UK by lodging as many as 30 planning applications to drill test wells in the next six months. Tom Crotty, a director at Ineos, said the company hoped to start drilling in the north of England […]

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