• Peter Lilley Calls On UK Government To Abandon Fatally Flawed Stern Review

    • Date: 28/10/16
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    It is now ten years since the publication of the controversial Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change. A new assessment of its evolution and shortcomings published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) comes to a damning verdict. Peter Lilley MP, a former senior UK Minister, and one of only five MPs who voted […]

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  • Brexit Knocks UK’s Renewable Attractiveness To All-Time Low

    • Date: 26/10/16
    • Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News

    The UK’s attractiveness to renewable investors has fallen to an all-time low, with uncertainty caused by Brexit being one of the factors. According to EY’s latest table of the world’s most attractive renewable energy markets, the nation has continued to lose its appeal in the eye of investors – falling to 14th place. The approval […]

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  • Greens Lose Another Battle, UK Govt Green-Lights Heathrow Expansion

    • Date: 25/10/16
    • Public Finance

    The government will give the go-ahead to a third runway at Heathrow airport, which ministers said would provide a boost to the UK’s economy. The controversial decision was announced by transport secretary Chris Grayling today, who said that the “truly momentous” step would secure the UK’s place in the global aviation market after years of […]

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  • New UK Government Backs Away From EU Rules On Coal Power Stations

    • Date: 20/10/16
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    The UK has joined Poland and a small group of other EU countries lobbying to delay tougher pollution rules for coal power stations ahead of discussions in Brussels on Thursday. In a letter seen by the FT, Thérèse Coffey, the UK’s environment minister, warned the EU environment commissioner, Karmenu Vella, that the “uncertain global economic […]

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  • 800 Businesses Queue Up For Blackpool Shale Boom

    • Date: 19/10/16
    • Blackpool Gazette

    Firms are lining up to grab a slice of the action in the shale gas revolution, say business leaders. The recent Lancashire fracking decision has prompted even more local businesses to express interest in becoming part of the shale gas supply chain The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sajid Javid MP, gave […]

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  • UK Falls Back On Coal And Gas Plants To Keep The Lights On

    • Date: 14/10/16
    • Andrew Ward, Financial Times

    National Grid will pay £122m to keep fossil fuel plants on standby Contracts worth £122m to keep coal and gas-fired power stations on standby will help Britain avoid electricity blackouts this winter, National Grid has forecast, highlighting the difficulties facing the UK as it attempts to wean its power sector off fossil fuels. The UK’s […]

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  • Third Runway At Heathrow ‘To Get Go-Ahead In Days’

    • Date: 14/10/16
    • James Salmon and James Slack, Daily Mail

    Heathrow is expected to be given the green light within days to build a third runway.  An artist’s impression of how Heathrow Airport could look with a third runway After years of delay, Prime Minister Theresa May is set to defy fierce opposition from key members of her Cabinet, including Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, to […]

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  • Brexit: Green Campaigners Fear ‘Bonfire’ Of Green Regulations

    • Date: 13/10/16
    • Ian Johnston, The Independent

    Campaigners have expressed fears of a ‘bonfire’ of environmental regulations after Britain leaves the EU The Government must not abandon the fight against global warming after Brexit – despite calls to do so from the climate-sceptic wing of the Conservative party – its official advisers have said in a report. There are fears of a […]

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