• Britain Considers Cut In Carbon Tax Burden To Save Steel Industry

    • Date: 23/05/16
    • Jon Rees And Alex Hawkes, Financial Mail On Sunday

    Bidders for Tata Steel’s beleaguered UK business believe the Government is ready to change its much criticised carbon tax to cut energy costs, while Tata is expected to contribute to a clean-up bill of up to £1 billion in the event of closure. The sweeteners could be critical to lure bidders ahead of a looming […]

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  • Climategate University: Britain’s Crackpot Campus That’s Banned Sugar, Hats And Rugby

    • Date: 21/05/16
    • Greg Hurst, The Times

    First they came for the bags of sugar, removing them from the campus shop. Then they blocked Six Nations rugby matches from being screened in the student union bar. After that coffee was targeted: Starbucks and Nestlé were subject to campus boycotts. Sombreros were next; handing out the hats at a freshers’ fair was deemed […]

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  • Britain’s Shale Gas Future At Stake As Local Councillors Considers Fracking Application

    • Date: 20/05/16
    • The Yorkshire Post

    Yorkshire today becomes the unlikely venue where the future of Britain’s shale industry could be decided. If councillors reject the fracking application, ministers will have to override local politicians or give up UK shale gas development. At one level the committee of North Yorkshire county councillors sitting today are simply assessing a planning application in the same way as any other. […]

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  • Anti-Fracking Campaigners Suspected Over Email Hacking

    • Date: 19/05/16
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Bogus emails objecting to a controversial fracking application were sent out by five parish councils after their account was hacked, it has been alleged. North Yorkshire county council has complained to the police after receiving several suspicious representations against fracking proposals for a site at Kirby Misperton in the Ryedale district. Objections in the names […]

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  • MPs Call On UK Government To Delay Fifth Carbon Budget

    • Date: 15/05/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    Ministers should delay setting stringent new climate change targets so the UK is not left taking more radical action than the rest of Europe, a group of MPs have warned. The Government is obliged under the Climate Change Act to set a target by the end of June for cutting UK carbon emissions in the […]

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  • Green Light For Fracking In Yorkshire

    • Date: 13/05/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Fracking should go ahead in Yorkshire, council officials have said, in a decision that could pave the way for the controversial process to take place this year. North Yorkshire County Council’s planning officer recommended that Third Energy’s plans to frack for shale gas at a site in Kirby Misperton, Ryedale, should be approved by councillors. […]

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  • Offshore Wind Farm Project Faces Collapse After Subsidy U-Turn

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Mure Dickie and Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    A planned £2bn wind farm off the coast of Scotland is in doubt after the cancellation of a subsidy deal. The decision, which follows a delay in the project while a judge considers its impact on bird life, is expected to have a chilling effect on the offshore wind industry in the UK. Unless reversed, […]

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  • Fracking Ban Plays Into Putin’s Hands, Claims Former Government Asdviser

    • Date: 12/05/16
    • Paris Gourtsoyannis, The Times

    A former scientific adviser to the government who helped to prepare a report in favour of fracking in Scotland has accused ministers of treating expert evidence with contempt. Professor Paul Younger accused the Scottish government of having “taken flight from reason” for imposing a moratorium on fracking for shale gas, driving away investment and jobs […]

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