• GMB Union Calls Corbyn’s Green Policy ‘Naive And Short-Sighted’

    • Date: 08/09/16
    • Press Association

    Jeremy Corbyn’s policies on energy have been condemned as “naive and short-sighted” by one of Labour’s major union backers. The GMB union, which represents energy workers, warned that “wishful thinking” would not keep the lights on as it tore into the Labour leader’s plans to ban fracking and phase out coal-fired power stations. Mr Corbyn […]

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  • Brexit Britain May Delay David Cameron’s Climate Plan

    • Date: 07/09/16
    • Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin , Bloomberg

    The U.K. government may need to delay until next year the release of a plan on how the country will meet carbon reduction targets for 2030, according to the new climate minister. In his first public comments since his appointment last month, Minister of Climate Change Nick Hurd said Tuesday that he’s reviewing the country’s progress […]

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  • Brexit Axe: Britain To Scrap EU Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 05/09/16
    • Harry Cole, The Sun

    Experts warn there are huge policy decisions looming to keep Britain’s lights on. THE Sun can reveal the PM has hired an expert guru from British Gas owner Centrica to beef up the policy team at the heart of Downing Street – Georgia Berry. Ms Berry’s mother was formerly the Tory party’s chief fundraiser. The […]

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  • UK Shale Faces Another Legal Hurdle

    • Date: 05/09/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Britain’s efforts to get fracking for shale gas have suffered a fresh delay after it emerged a legal challenge against the only approved project will not be heard until the end of November. Shale explorer Third Energy had hoped it might start work at its Kirby Misperton site in North Yorkshire as soon as the […]

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  • Premature Ejaculation: UN Chief Ban Ki Moon Says Climate Scepticism Is Over

    • Date: 04/09/16
    • Reuters

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that climate change scepticism is over, the day after the United States joined China to ratify the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon speaks during a press conference at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China on Sept 4, 2016.PHOTO: EPA Climate change skeptics […]

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  • Britain Likely To Miss Climate Target As Motorists Shun Electric Cars

    • Date: 01/09/16
    • Peter Campbell, Financial Times

    Motorists are shunning electric cars despite a generous subsidy, leaving MPs with “no confidence” that Britain will meet its climate change targets by the middle of the century. Britain has a legally binding obligation to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 compared with 1990 levels. To meet these targets, about […]

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  • UK Government Hopes ‘The Internet Of Energy’ May Help Keep The Lights On

    • Date: 31/08/16
    • John Glenday, The Drum

    The UK government is pinning its hopes on a ‘smart energy’ revolution to help keep the lights on as a generation of power stations reach the end of their serviceable lives. Faced with a resulting energy gap and consequent blackouts, ministers are scrambling for innovative means of managing consumption by working with the ‘internet of […]

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  • Scotland’s North Sea Revenues Collapse By 97%

    • Date: 25/08/16
    • Sky News

    The Scottish government’s revenues from North Sea oil and gas collapsed by 97% to just £60m in the last financial year, according to new figures that have been seized on by pro-union politicians. Receipts from the industry collapsed from a level of £1.8bn in 2014/15, according to the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) data, […]

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