• Britain’s Big Freeze May Blow £1 Billion Hole In Struggling Economy

    • Date: 06/01/10

    BRITAIN’S big freeze will blow a £1BILLION hole in the economy — and could push long-suffering small firms to the wall. Experts claim the record snowfall will cause havoc as millions of Brits are forced to take the day off — and shops, gyms, pubs and factories close. The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) […]

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  • Watchdog Smacks The Times For Bogus Climate Claim

    • Date: 05/01/10
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    The Register: An advertising campaign touting the depth and quality of the Times newspaper’s environment coverage has been slapped by an industry watchdog for inaccuracy. The paper has agreed to modify the advertisements, which are based on a false climate change claim. The Times ads claimed that global warming had caused the North East shipping […]

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  • British Pensioners Burn Books To Stay Warm

    • Date: 05/01/10

    Hard-up pensioners have resorted to buying books from charity shops and burning them to keep warm. Volunteers have reported that ‘a large number’ of elderly customers are snapping up hardbacks as cheap fuel for their fires and stoves. Temperatures this week are forecast to plummet as low as -13ºC in the Scottish Highlands, with the […]

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  • Green Britain Faces Energy Nightmare

    • Date: 03/01/10
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    Daily Mail: Household gas and electricity bills are expected to rocket fourfold to nearly £5,000 a year by the end of the decade to meet Government-imposed green targets. And the price heavy industry will have to pay by 2020 is so high that energy-dependent firms could be wiped out, causing thousands of job losses, said an […]

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  • UK Climate Policy: Another Green Shambles

    • Date: 02/01/10

    The Times: Twelve million low-energy light bulbs were posted to households over Christmas by an energy company as part of its legal obligation to cut carbon emissions, despite government advice that many would never be used. Npower sent out the packages last month to escape a ban on issuing unsolicited bulbs, which came into force yesterday. […]

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  • Eco-Socialist: Next Government Should Embark On Green Tax And Spend Programme

    • Date: 01/01/10

    The Guardian: Adair Turner, the outspoken head of the City regulator, believes that, whichever party wins the next election, the government should embark on a tax and spend programme to green the economy and create jobs. Lord Turner, head of the Financial Services Authority, created a stir last year when he said that much of the […]

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  • Mole Charge MP To Quit Parliament After Expenses Scandal

    • Date: 30/12/09

    The Daily Telegraph: John Gummer, the former Tory cabinet minister who charged the taxpayer to rid his country estate of moles, is to stand down at the election, he has announced. The ex-environment secretary … said that he wanted to take on an international role in combating global warming. Earlier this year, The Daily Telegraph disclosed […]

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  • Green Campaigners Despair About Growing Climate Scepticism

    • Date: 25/12/09

    The Express: A leading researcher into attitudes on climate change has claimed Government scare tactics are only increasing public scepticism about global warming. Dr Lorraine Whitmarsh, who has carried out extensive research into public mistrust on the issue, says scaremongering to convey environmental messages is not effective. Instead she argues low carbon lifestyles – that can save people […]

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