• ‘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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  • Get Off My Fracking Land! Furious Farmer Sprays Manure At Oscar Winning Actress Emma Thompson

    • Date: 29/04/16
    • Martin Robinson, Daily Mail

    An irate farmer sprayed raw sewage at Oscar winning star Emma Thompson and her sister Sophie after they flouted a court injunction protecting a fracking site. The stars were filming a Great British Bake Off parody for Greenpeace when the owner of the field they trespassed on drove his muck spreader in circles around the […]

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  • Atlantic Ocean Showing Signs Of A Significant Shift To Cold Phase

    • Date: 29/04/16
    • Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.

    The Atlantic Ocean experienced a cold phase from the early 1960’s to the mid 1990’s at which time it flipped to a warm phase and that has continued for the most part ever since. The current warm phase, however, is now showing signs of a possible long-term shift back to colder-than-normal sea surface temperatures. Overview […]

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  • Tata Blames Uncompetitive Energy Prices For UK Steel Crisis

    • Date: 28/04/16
    • Sky News

    The head of Tata Steel UK says there are serious question marks over the viability of its Port Talbot steel plant in South Wales. Mr Jha told the business select committee that there were “structural disadvantages” in the steel industry in Britain which made production unprofitable. Speaking to a committee of MPs, Bimlendra Jha also […]

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  • EU Drive For ‘Green’ Biodiesel Has Increased Emissions, Study Finds

    • Date: 26/04/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    The use of supposedly ‘green’ biodiesel to hit EU renewable energy targets has actually significantly increased greenhouse gas emissions, a new study finds. By 2020, continued use of biodiesel derived from vegetable oil will increase total EU transport emissions by almost four per cent compared with using its fossil fuel alternative, according to analysis by Transport & Environment, a […]

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  • Britain’s Low-Carbon Policy In Crisis: Nuclear Energy Plans In Doubt

    • Date: 23/04/16
    • Emily Davies, Daily Mail

    The future of Hinkley Point was in turmoil yesterday after EDF delayed its decision on funding again – just three weeks before it was due. Threat: EDF is £11billion short of the £18billion needed to build a nuclear power station in Somerset, which is expected to generate 7 per cent of the UK’s power by 2025 […]

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  • Energy Prices Set To Soar Due To Green Taxes & Levies, Threatening Industry

    • Date: 20/04/16
    • Peter McCusker, The Chronicle

    Electricity prices to UK industry will soar by the end of the decade, offering little comfort to those already concerned about the impact they’re currently having on sectors such as steel. Depending on your news source or how you filter your personal prejudices, energy prices are either the cause of the UK steel crisis or […]

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  • British Shale Oil May Be Ready To Boom

    • Date: 18/04/16
    • Daniel Graeber, UPI

    LONDON, April 18 (UPI) — The so-called Gatwick Gusher, a shale basin in the United Kingdom, could add as much as $74 billion to the nation’s economy, a study finds. U.K. Oil & Gas Investments commissioned Ernst & Young to examine the future potential of oil production from the Weald shale basin. Report finds “Gatwick […]

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