• Tories Plan New Carbon Tax

    • Date: 19/03/10

    A Conservative government would penalise electricity production from fossil fuels to stimulate investment in renewable and nuclear power, under plans set out today by David Cameron. Speaking at the launch of the party’s energy policy proposals, Mr Cameron called for the introduction of a carbon tax on electricity generated from coal and gas-fired power stations. […]

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  • Green Nightmare: 40 New Nuclear Power Stations To Meet Climate Targets

    • Date: 18/03/10

    Every car on the road will need to be electric and there will be solar panels on every home, 10,000 wind turbines onshore and 40 new nuclear power stations if the Government is to stand a chance of meeting strict climate change targets, engineers have warned. The Royal Academy of Engineering set out how the […]

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  • Carbon Trading Paralysed by EU Loophole

    • Date: 17/03/10

    Trading of UN-backed carbon credits ground to a halt on Tuesday, due to a loophole that means used credits can find their way back to the market. Exchange prices were heard plummeting to EUR1.00/tonne of CO2, while the effect in the over-the-counter market was to paralyse trading. Confidence in the carbon market has been blasted […]

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  • Government Ads Banned For Overstating Climate Change

    • Date: 14/03/10

    Two government advertisements that use nursery rhymes to warn people of the dangers of climate change have been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) for exaggerating the potential harm. The adverts, commissioned by Ed Miliband, the energy secretary, used the rhymes to suggest that Britain faces an inevitable increase in storms, floods and heat […]

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  • James Lovelock Warms To Eco-Sceptics

    • Date: 14/03/10

    Just occasionally you find yourself at an event where there is a sense of history in the air. So it was the other night at the Royal Society, when a small gathering of luminaries turned up to hear that extraordinary nonagenarian, the scientist James Lovelock. They had all come: David MacKay, chief scientist at the […]

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  • James Lovelock: ‘CO2 Saving Us From A New Ice Age’

    • Date: 12/03/10

    Man-made carbon emissions are staving off a new ice age, says a leading environmental scientist. Climate-change expert Dr James Lovelock says the greenhouse gases that have warmed the planet are likely to prevent a big freeze that could last millions of years. In a talk at London’s Science Museum Dr Lovelock said the balance of […]

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  • Emissions Trading Scheme May Bankrupt UK Industries

    • Date: 11/03/10

    A CARBON “tax” could hit the North East’s industrial heartland with companies going bust or moving abroad, a minister has signalled. Energy Minister Lord Hunt made the apparent admission as he came under pressure over the European Union emissions trading scheme in the Lords. Northumberland peer Nigel Vinson asked if ministers had assessed the scheme’s impact […]

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  • Lord Turnbull: The Economic Burden Of Renewables

    • Date: 10/03/10

    House of Lords, 9 March 2010: […] The real scandal here brings me to my third point, which is a constitutional one. It is clear that the promotion of renewables, particularly those of microgeneration, will cost many billions of pounds, most of which will be paid by adding a surcharge to household and company bills. […]

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