• UK Government: Living In A Green Dream World

    • Date: 15/01/10
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    UN talks in Mexico at the end of this year are likely to produce the legally binding climate change treaty that eluded negotiators in Copenhagen, according to the UK’s climate change secretary of state. He also said that he believes the EU will increase its 2020 emission reduction target to a 30% cut below 1990 […]

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  • CBI Warning: Unilateral Climate Policy Undermines British Industry

    • Date: 11/01/10

    The U.K. is only on track to meet its self-imposed greenhouse gas reduction targets because of the recession, a panel of lawmakers from the nation’s three main political parties said. The Environmental Audit Committee said Britain should step up efforts to reach an international agreement on capping emissions of heat-trapping gases and ensure they peak […]

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  • Green Hell Britain: Poor and Elderly Face Fuel Bill Disaster

    • Date: 10/01/10
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    Millions of families are facing financial disaster as Britain’s big freeze leads to record fuel bills. Average costs for January alone are set to soar 52 per cent from last year’s £156 to £237 – leaving many elderly and poor unable to pay. Mark Todd, of price comparison website Energyhelpline.co.uk, warned: “This is a ticking timebomb […]

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  • UK Freeze May Kill Up To 60,000

    • Date: 10/01/10

    As Britain’s winter of discontent threatened a fresh wave of blizzards and freezing temperatures last night, Gordon Brown stood accused of failing to protect the nation. With up to 60,000 deaths predicted because of the relentless cold and the country’s major roads facing a gritting crisis, Downing Street was heavily criticised for the widespread chaos. Conservative […]

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  • Bankrupt Britain: Lack Of Finance Threatens Wind Dreams

    • Date: 09/01/10
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    Uncertainty over long-term government support and a shortage of finance risk hampering the huge expansion of offshore wind power planned by the government, the industry has warned. Gordon Brown, prime minister, yesterday hailed the announcement of licence awards for companies to build wind farms in nine areas around the coast of Britain as “a great […]

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  • Green Hell Britain: National Grid Cuts Off Gas To Factories

    • Date: 07/01/10

    The Guardian: Factories in the north-west of England and east Midlands are today having their energy supplies cut off for the first time in years as the severe weather and creaking power infrastructure lead to 1970s-style rationing. In the first tangible sign that fears over energy shortages are translating into supply disruption, the National Grid […]

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  • BBC Trust To Review Science Coverage Amid Claims Of Green Bias

    • Date: 06/01/10
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    The BBC’s governing body has launched a major review of its science coverage after complaints of bias notably in its treatment of climate change. The BBC Trust today announced it would carry out the probe into the ‘accuracy and impartiality’ of its output in this increasingly controversial area. The review comes after repeated criticism of the […]

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  • 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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