• Tourists Shun Scottish Regions Hit By Wind Turbine ‘Blight’

    • Date: 19/07/17
    • The Times

    More than half of tourists to Scotland would rather not visit scenic areas dominated by man-made structures such as wind farms, a YouGov poll suggests. A survey carried out on behalf of the John Muir Trust (JMT) found that 55% of respondents were “less likely” to venture into areas of the countryside industrialised by giant […]

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  • Lord Turnbull & The Bishop Of Chester On Reforming The Electricity Market

    • Date: 19/07/17
    • House of Lords -- Hansard

    House of Lords debate on the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market — House of Lords 17 July 2017 Lord Turnbull (CB) My Lords, energy and climate policy displays a great deal of groupthink and a reluctance to challenge long-held assumptions, even when the evidence changes. So it was […]

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  • Why Shale Development Is Good For Your Community

    • Date: 17/07/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Shale will mean MORE money for local services The planned Shale Wealth Fund will mean that at least 10% of the tax proceeds of shale wells will go to local communities, and there are plans for this proportion to increase. This could deliver as much as £10m to local communities with wells located nearby.   […]

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  • Campaign Against Fracking In Derbyshire Dealt Another Blow

    • Date: 15/07/17
    • Derbyshire Times

    The campaign against plans to carry out fracking in a north east Derbyshire village has been dealt another blow. A Government minister has confirmed that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is not required for the site, on privately-owned land off Bramley Moor Lane, Marsh Lane, near Eckington. Chemical firm Ineos has applied to Derbyshire County […]

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  • Brave Green World: Ban Could Be Placed On Charging Electric Cars During Peak Times

    • Date: 14/07/17
    • Joe Finnerty, The Sun

    Electricity demand could rise by a third by 2050 with bans in place on when electric cars can be charged, experts have warned. The surge in plug-in motors popularity could cause “challenges” for energy providers, according to National Grid forecasts. Electric cars will have to be charged at certain times to avoid blackouts   By […]

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  • Dieter Helm To Head Government Energy Costs Review

    • Date: 12/07/17
    • The Guardian

    Selection of Oxford University economist Dieter Helm may be controversial because of his criticism of wind and solar power An academic who is a vocal critic of the costs of renewable power has been selected by the government to head a landmark review of the cost of energy in the UK. Dieter Helm, an economist […]

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  • Fracking Could Begin In London After Shale Discovery Claim

    • Date: 11/07/17
    • London Evening News

    An energy company today claimed to have identified natural gas “worth millions” under an industrial estate in London, raising the prospect of the capital’s first fracking operation. London Local Energy believes there are oil and gas deposits below Artesian Close Industrial Estate in Willesden. It now wants a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence from regulator the Oil […]

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  • Briefing: State of UK Shale Developments

    • Date: 07/07/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The GWPF has published a new briefing note on the state of the United Kingdom’s shale gas and oil developments. It reveals that while the industry is engaged in exploration activities, there have been some promising new developments which suggest that the sector is entering a critical phase. Chief among these are new planning permissions […]

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