• Barclays Hit By Solar Scandal

    • Date: 07/05/18
    • Emily Gosden, The Times

    Some buyers were misled into thinking rooftop panels would ‘pay for themselves’ Barclays Bank has become embroiled in a fresh mis-selling scandal after the ombudsman found evidence that some households were misled into taking out loans to put solar panels on their roof. The Financial Ombudsman Service said it had seen a significant increase in […]

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  • UK Green Energy Investment ‘Falls 56%’

    • Date: 03/05/18
    • reNews

    Green energy investments fell 56% in 2017 on the back of government policy changes ending onshore wind and solar subsidies, according to a report from law firm TLT. The ‘Clean Energy Investment Trends 2018’ report said that despite the policy change investment interest in UK renewables remains strong as the market adapts to a post-subsidy […]

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  • Victory For Free Speech: UK Minister Bans Students From Censoring Controversial Speakers

    • Date: 03/05/18
    • Eleanor Harding, Daily Mail

    Student zealots will be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years. Sam Gyimah, the universities minister, has announced tough new guidance which will see institutions disciplined if they allow valid debates to be shut down. He vowed to stamp out the ‘chilling’ trend of […]

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  • Public Support for Extracting Shale Gas Increasing in UK

    • Date: 27/04/18
    • Rigzone

    Public support for extracting shale gas is increasing in the UK, according to the UK government’s latest Energy And Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker. Eighteen percent of respondents in the 25th wave of the public attitude tracker said they supported the activity, compared to 16 percent in the 24th wave. The most common reasons for […]

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  • BBC Axes ‘Human Planet’ After Admitting Scenes Were Faked

    • Date: 26/04/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The BBC has withdrawn Human Planet from distribution after admitting that the series faked scenes of an Indonesian hunter harpooning a whale. In all, there have been four fakery stories surrounding the series. Benjamin is show leaping from the boat with a harpoon CREDIT: BBC The natural history programme is currently available on Netflix but will be withdrawn […]

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  • Analysts Warn UK Government Policies Could Add Almost £200 To Energy Bills

    • Date: 16/04/18
    • Yahoo Finance

    Electricity bills could soar by £200 a year because of green policies and climbing wholesale prices. Analysts Aurora Energy Research said such government measures as a drive to cut emissions, installing smart meters, the impending energy price cap as well as rising wholesale gas prices was piling pressure on energy companies. It said the underlying […]

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  • Michael Gove Faces Backlash Over His Green Quango Proposal

    • Date: 14/04/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Michael Gove is facing a Cabinet backlash over his plans for a “green Brexit” amid concerns that it will lead to increased red tape and damage the economy after Brexit. The Environment Secretary has committed to an independent “world-leading” statutory body to maintain environmental standards after Brexit and “embed” protections for land, water and air in law. […]

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  • Defects Found At EDF’s Nuclear Reactor

    • Date: 10/04/18
    • The Times

    The new generation of nuclear reactors destined for Britain faced a setback today after a quality control failure was declared at one being built in France. EDF, the French electricity group, said it had detected defects with the welding at the European pressurised reactor (EPR) under construction at Flamanville in Normandy. The company said it […]

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