• New Green Tax: British Holidaymakers Face Higher Plane Fares

    • Date: 15/05/10

    Holidaymakers are faced with the prospect of higher plane fares and fewer flights after the new coalition government confirmed it will scrap the existing Air Passenger Duty. The flight tax has come under fire over the past year for huge increases and its imperfect application which has seen passengers travelling to countries in the Caribbean […]

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  • New Government Promises ‘Financial Support Mechanism’ For Nuclear Power Industry

    • Date: 14/05/10

    Energy companies are determined to press ahead with tens of billions of pounds of investment in new nuclear power stations, in spite of the appointment of the Liberal Democrats’ Chris Huhne as energy secretary, industry executives said on Thursday. The Lib Dem manifesto committed the party to “reject a new generation of nuclear power stations”, […]

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  • New Government: New Nuclear Plants Can Proceed Without Subsidies

    • Date: 13/05/10

    New nuclear power plants will be built in the U.K. if utilities pay for them, said Chris Huhne, who was named yesterday as climate change secretary in a coalition government divided on the merits of atomic reactors. Companies including E.ON AG, Electricite de France SA and Centrica Plc want to replace aging reactors in the […]

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  • GWPF Calls for Suspension and Review of Unilateral Climate Targets

    • Date: 12/05/10

    In the national interest, the Global Warming Policy Foundation wishes the new Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition government every success. We welcome the fact that its first priority is to reduce substantially the alarming and unsustainable deficit in the public finances, which is leading to a rapidly-growing burden of public debt. In the circumstances, it is clear that […]

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  • Police: Carbon Crime Gangs Have Stolen 5 Billion Euros

    • Date: 10/05/10

    AN accountant has been arrested following a wave of raids across Europe linked to a £156million fraud probe. Ian Nairn was quizzed by Customs investigators after they swooped on his chartered accountants office in Ayrshire. Strathclyde officers were present during the fraud team raid and we can reveal that Nairn, 46, was questioned in connection […]

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  • Green Subsidies Threaten Households and Manufacturing

    • Date: 10/05/10

    A proposed subsidy for green central heating will lead to a sharp rise in energy bills, threaten the manufacturing recovery and drive companies abroad, consumer watchdogs and business groups say. The renewable heat incentive, due to be introduced next April, will benefit anyone who installs renewable heating devices such as biomass boilers, solar-thermal water heaters […]

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  • EU Industry Warns Of Unilateral Climate Policy

    • Date: 08/05/10

    The economic crisis might well have made it cheaper for European industry to deepen cuts to climate-warming emissions, but it has also left companies too weak to face the challenge, industry groups said on Friday. Environmentalists accused industry of lying about the cost, saying many sectors had reaped huge windfall profits from Europe’s efforts to […]

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  • EU Drops Emissions Targets

    • Date: 08/05/10

    Emissions targets delayed until 2019 to avoid energy crunch: Pressure from the British government and energy companies has encouraged the European Union to drop new regulations that could have led to the closure of Drax and other heavily polluting coal-fired power stations within six years. The sector was facing tougher emissions targets but has been […]

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