• Green Madness: Factories Face Switch-Off To Keep Household Lights On, National Grid Warns

    • Date: 15/10/15
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Rising risk of blackouts means factories may need to be paid to switch off on weekday evenings to keep household lights on The risk of blackouts is forecast to be higher this winter than last year. Photo: ALAMY Factories may have to shut down on weekday evenings this winter to keep household lights on as Britain […]

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  • Britain To Phase Out Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 14/10/15
    • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

    British taxpayers will no longer have to fund renewable energy by the mid-2020s, according to a senior official, in the latest sign of the government’s determination to scale back on green subsidies. Stephen Lovegrove, the lead civil servant at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, told a conference in London on Tuesday that he […]

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  • Friends of the Earth Reported To Charity Commission Over Shale-Cancer Claims

    • Date: 14/10/15
    • Steve Hawkes, Sun Nation

    Furious frackers are referring Friends of the Earth to charity regulators for claiming the Government-backed shale gas revolution “could cause cancer”. The boss of fracking firm Cuadrilla is calling on the Charity Commission to put a stop to the “wilfully misleading” and “scaremongering” claims in fundraising material pumped out by FoE. The Advertising Standards Authority […]

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  • Green Madness: Winter Blackout Fear As Reserves Run Low

    • Date: 11/10/15
    • Jon Rees, Mail on Sunday

    Britain’s power generation capacity is dangerously low and the country risks blackouts for the first time in a generation, with experts warning the problem is a consequence of the drive to a low carbon economy. Figures out this week are expected to show spare capacity in Britain’s electricity generators will be perilously close to zero […]

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  • Blackout Risk Rises As UK Energy Crisis Deepens

    • Date: 09/10/15
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    National Grid expected to confirm increased blackout risk, as experts warn crisis will worsen unless subsidies are paid to new gas power plants Britain faces the highest risk of blackouts in almost a decade this winter, National Grid is expected to say next week, amid warnings that households will have to pay billions of pounds […]

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  • Solar Investors Slam Subsidy Cuts As Solar Company Collapses

    • Date: 08/10/15
    • John Murray Brown, Christopher Adams and Josh Noble, Financial Times

    One of the world’s biggest renewable energy investors has warned that “draconian” UK subsidy cuts will kill solar power in Britain, blaming policy changes for a pullback that led to the collapse of a big installer and nearly 1,000 job losses. SunEdison, the US-listed group, has rounded on ministers after Mark Group, a Leicester-based home […]

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  • Shell Chief Pops Carney’s ‘Carbon Bubble’

    • Date: 07/10/15
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    The boss of Royal Dutch Shell has hit back after an attack on the fossil fuels industry by the governor of the Bank of England, accusing Mark Carney of a “lack of realism” in his comments about climate change. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank Of England, warned last week of a “carbon bubble” […]

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  • Paris PR: UK Considers Closing Coal-Fired Power Plants By 2023

    • Date: 06/10/15

    Britain will shut down all its coal-fired power stations by 2023, under plans being drawn up by ministers before a United Nations climate change conference in Paris next month. The proposals to set a firm date for the country’s last coal-fired station to cease generating electricity are being discussed by officials at the Department of […]

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