• IGas chief: UK Shale Gas ‘Viable’ If It Can Match US Flow Rates

    • Date: 06/06/16
    • Tom Grimwood, Utility Week

    Shale gas produced in the UK using hydraulic fracturing should be commercially viable if wells can match the typical flow rates achieved at fields in the US, a senior figure at IGas has told Utility Week. Asked whether shale gas could make a significant contribution to the UK’s energy mix if the geological formations in […]

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  • Windfarms Chief Admits England Is Not Windy Enough For More Turbines

    • Date: 06/06/16
    • Liz Hull, Daily Mail

    ENGLAND is simply not windy enough to justify more onshore wind turbines, the head of the industry’s trade body admitted yesterday. Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of RenewableUK, said that – while there was still a case for more onshore farms elsewhere in the UK – wind speeds in England were just not strong enough […]

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  • UK Coal Plants Could Be Allowed To Run Beyond 2025: Report

    • Date: 06/06/16
    • Utility Week

    Coal-fired power plants could be allowed to run beyond 2025 if they make at least partial use of carbon capture and storage (CCS), the Independent has reported. In her energy reset speech in November energy secretary Amber Rudd promised to phase out all unabated coal generation by 2025. A consultation on the planned cut-off was […]

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  • England Not Windy Enough, Admits Wind Industry Chief

    • Date: 05/06/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted. Hugh McNeal, who joined RenewableUK two months ago from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, insisted the industry could make the case for more onshore turbines in some parts of the […]

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  • “Left Wing Cabal” Luddites Vote For Fracking Ban In Scotland

    • Date: 02/06/16
    • Energy Voice

    The Scottish Government has said it will continue to explore the potential for fracking in Scotland despite a vote in parliament in favour of an outright ban. Labour hijacked an environment debate in Holyrood in an attempt to expose SNP divisions on fracking, forcing an early vote on the gas extraction technology in one of […]

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  • Anti-Shale Nationalists & Socialists Drive Industry Out Of Scotland

    • Date: 30/05/16
    • Gareth McPherson, The Courier

    Scotland is to miss out on thousands of energy jobs following a petrochemical giant’s decision to move its fracking operation out of the country, says a Conservative MSP. Ineos said its geologists and engineers are now all based in England, with the company’s fracking focus “very much south of the border now”. The multinational firm […]

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  • Yorkshire ‘Has Chance To Be Centre Of European Shale Industry’

    • Date: 25/05/16
    • David Rhodes, BBC News

    The first fracking operation in England since a ban was lifted in 2012 has been approved at a site close to the North York Moors National Park. Yorkshire now has the chance to be at the centre of Europe’s new fracking industry. When any fracking application is discussed attention focuses on the environmental arguments, but […]

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  • Chemical Industry Hails Fracking Decision As Start Of UK “Energy Revolution”

    • Date: 24/05/16
    • Niamh Forrest, Energy Voice

    An organisation representing the chemical industry claimed the UK “energy revolution” is about to begin after a fracking application was approved in England. The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) said it backed a decision by North Yorkshire County Council to allow fracking to be restarted in Ryedale. Chief executive Steve Elliott said the move was an […]

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