• 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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  • UK’s Attractiveness For Renewables Investment Plummets To All-Time Low

    • Date: 10/05/16
    • Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

    The attractions of Britain for investors in renewable energy projects are at an all-time low, an authoritative new report has found. The UK routinely topped the annual league table for attractiveness to clean energy companies, run by consultancy Ernst & Young (EY), in the mid-2000s. For the first time, however, it has slid to 13th […]

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  • Shale Gas Could Be Powering British Homes This Year

    • Date: 08/05/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    Fracking could take place in Britain this year for the first time since 2011, under plans that could get the green light from council officials this week. Gas company Third Energy is seeking planning permission to frack a shale gas well it has drilled at Kirby Misperton in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. A file photo of […]

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  • Preparing The Ground, Cuadrilla To Drill Lancashire Fracking Site Bore-Holes

    • Date: 07/05/16
    • BBC News

    An energy firm is to drill four bore-holes for ground water monitoring at a Lancashire fracking site. Cuadrilla plans to carry out tests at its Preston New Road site. It is one of two sites the firm has appealed to be allowed to carry out hydraulic fracturing, following refusal by the council. The appeal outcome […]

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  • First Shale Gas Could Hit UK Market In 2017 – Cuadrilla

    • Date: 06/05/16
    • Susanna Twidale and Karolin Schaps, Reuters

    First supplies of shale gas, extracted using the unconventional fracking process, could enter the British gas market as early as mid-2017, the head of shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources told Reuters on Friday. Britain is estimated to have substantial amounts of shale gas trapped in underground rocks and Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to […]

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  • Sainsbury’s Builds Its Own Power Plants Amid Energy Shortage Fears

    • Date: 05/05/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Teelgraph

    Sainsbury’s has cast doubt on the UK’s ability to keep the lights on, revealing it has built a string of new power plants for its supermarkets in part due to fears of a looming energy crunch. Paul Crewe, a senior executive at the supermarket giant, said he had sleepless nights over energy security and feared […]

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  • Wind And Solar Energy Are A Waste Of Money, Prof Sir David MacKay Said In Final Interview

    • Date: 04/05/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Wind turbines and solar panels are a waste of money if Britain wants reliable low carbon electricity supplies through the winter, the late Professor Sir David MacKay said in his final interview. Prof MacKay, who served as chief scientific advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change for five years until 2014, died from […]

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  • ‘We Are Staring At Disaster’ – Tata Steel Boss Hits Out At UK’s Energy Costs

    • Date: 29/04/16
    • David Maddox, Daily Express

    The boss of struggling steel giant Tata has blamed soaring energy costs and high business rates for crippling British industry. Tata Steel chief executive Bimlendra Jha appeared before the Business Select Committee today Tata chief executive Bimlendra Jha, whose UK operations are losing around £1million a week, said the firm’s energy charges are £40million more […]

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