• UK Manufacturers Join Call For Scrapping Unilateral Carbon Tax

    • Date: 01/04/16
    • edie news

    Clearer policy amendments, including the scrapping of the carbon price floor, would prove instrumental in securing the long-term stability of Britain’s energy-intensive companies, the manufacturer’s organisation EEF has claimed. The UK’s carbon price floor rose from £9.54 to £18.08 in 2015 – a far cry from the European value of £4 per tonne of carbon […]

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  • Scottish Shale Gas Revolution Moves Closer To Reality

    • Date: 01/04/16
    • Business Quarter News

    Scotland’s energy sector is in line for a major boost as Ineos announced it will reopen a second production line at Grangemouth. The company has successfully completed operational trials as it prepares to receive shale gas ethane from the USA. Grangemouth Ineos said it has successfully completed trials on the unit eight years after it […]

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  • Britain On The Brink Of Blackouts For Four Winters

    • Date: 31/03/16
    • Marcus Leroux, The Times

    The former boss of one of Britain’s biggest energy suppliers has warned that the safety buffer separating Britain from power cuts will be uncomfortably slim for up to four years. Experts had already warned this winter that Britain was at its highest risk of blackouts in more than a decade before the announcement of a […]

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  • UK Steel Crisis: GWPF Calls On Government To Scrap Unilateral Climate Policies

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum is calling on the Government to delay the 5th Carbon Budget and scrap Britain’s unilateral Carbon Floor Price both of which are contributing to the crisis of UK steel and other energy intensive industries. Along with substantial falls in steel prices, the UK’s uncompetitive electricity prices have been a contributing […]

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  • British Government Considers Renationalisation Of Steel Industry

    • Date: 30/03/16
    • Ben Glaze and Mikey Smith, The Mirror

    Business minister Anna Soubry says ‘temporary ownership’ of Tata steel’s assets could be an option, after the company’s shock decision to sell off loss making parts of its UK business. The Tory minister told the BBC there is “huge sympathy” for the steel giant, but said it is losing £1m a day. She said the […]

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  • Green Taxes Threaten To Kill Steel Industry As Tata Quits Britain

    • Date: 29/03/16
    • Robert Lea, The Times

    The steel industry was plunged into crisis last night with thousands of jobs at risk after reports that Tata Steel is to leave Britain. A steelworker outlining the problems during a protest march in Scunthorpe last year. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/EPA At least 4,000 jobs and the reputation of Wales as the crucible of British steelworking […]

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  • Britain Could Be World’s Next Big Oil Supplier

    • Date: 28/03/16
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Great Britain’s oil industry is making a comeback, according to a report published Monday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The country’s oil production increased in 2015 for the first time in a decade and is expected to keep growing. Great Britain is now the second-largest oil producer in Europe last year, after Norway. An experimental onshore oil well in England struck […]

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  • Chemical Giant Expects Fracking Green Light In Scotland Next Year

    • Date: 26/03/16
    • Daniel Sanderson, The Herald Scotland

    The firm that wants to establish a fracking industry in Scotland still expects the controversial technique to get the green light, despite Nicola Sturgeon publicly suggesting that she will block its plans permanently. US shale gas arrives in Europe for the first time ever this week on an Ineos ship. Weekly deliveries will begin in […]

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