• Britain Set For Development Of Modular Nuclear Reactors

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Stuart Nathan, The Engineer

    Sheffield Forgemasters is to work with US small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) specialist NuScale Power to develop manufacturing techniques for its reactor technology. The two companies have announced that Forgemasters is to make a trial reactor vessel head for NuScale’s SMR design by the end of 2017, as part of a £4million project funded by […]

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  • UK Government Asserts Shale Development Won’t Affect Climate Policy

    • Date: 08/07/16
    • Alliance News

    The UK government Thursday said developing the shale gas industry would not impact its ambition to lower carbon emissions and said there is a “clear need” to explore the resource to better understand the potential size and impact of the industry. However, unlocking the onshore petroleum market will require the UK to lower carbon emissions […]

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  • Climate Change & Britain’s Diesel Fiasco

    • Date: 06/07/16
    • Joe Murphy, London Evening Standard

    Diesel car owners could face tax rises to tackle deadly air pollution, a Cabinet minister indicated today. In an interview with the Evening Standard, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said it had been a “mistake” for former Labour chancellor Gordon Brown to slash taxes on diesel. The decision had caused a “dramatic rise” in the number […]

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  • Brexit: Energy Chiefs Call For Energy Policy Overhaul

    • Date: 06/07/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Two of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers have called for an overhaul of the “regressive” and unfair way policy and network costs are charged to consumer energy bills. Iain Conn, chief executive of British Gas owner Centrica, and Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive of EDF Energy, both argued that levies added on to bills placed a […]

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  • Brexit: Renewables Industry Fears Break-Up Of Green Consensus

    • Date: 04/07/16
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    The financial uncertainty triggered by the UK’s vote to leave the EU has sent shudders through virtually every industry, but Europe’s renewable energy sector faces even greater insecurity. The successful Leave campaign was led by several political figures opposed to tackling climate change by replacing fossil fuel power stations with wind farms and other sources […]

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  • Brexit Uncertainty Strengthens The Case For UK Shale

    • Date: 02/07/16
    • Jamie Ashcroft, Proactive Investor

    Shale gas may prove strategically important for an independent Britain The pending exit from the European Union strengthens the argument for the development of Britain’s currently untapped shale gas resources. Britain’s energy security should be a concern whether it remains in the EU or not, though the vote to leave makes this an increasingly acute […]

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  • UK Move To Set CO2 Target Faces Challenge

    • Date: 01/07/16
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    The UK agreed on Thursday to set a legally binding goal committing the country to steep cuts in carbon dioxide emissions designed to help ward off climate change. But in a sign of the uncertainties triggered by Britain’s vote to leave the EU, the move was dismissed as potentially “unlawful” by the think-tank founded by […]

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  • 5th Carbon Budget Based On Assumption that UK Remains In The EU

    • Date: 30/06/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The British government has set its 5th Carbon Budget with a 2030 target of forcing CO2 emissions down by 57% on 1990 levels. In contrast, the EU-wide target is 40%. In fact, the new Budget is the most ambitious climate policy in the world. As a result it puts the UK at a damaging competitive […]

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