• Going All Sci-Fi?

    • Date: 30/05/17
    • Andrew Montford

    This afternoon, the BBC’s Costing the Earth show is going to be looking at  global warming and  what it means for plants and food. Between 20 and 33% of the world’s plant species are currently at risk of global extinction. That’s the estimation of recently published studies. So how much will climate change impact on […]

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  • British Airways Blames ‘Power Surge’, Denies Cyber Attack, For IT Meltdown & Travel Chaos

    • Date: 29/05/17
    • BBC News

    BA chief executive Alex Cruz says the airline’s flight disruptions had nothing to do with cutting costs but were caused by a power surge that “only lasted a few minutes.” BA chief executive Alex Cruz says he will not resign and that flight disruption had nothing to do with cutting costs. He told the BBC a power […]

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  • Windfarms Blamed After Three Whales Die Off Suffolk Coast

    • Date: 22/05/17
    • The Times

    Three whales that washed up on the Suffolk coast may have died after becoming disorientated by offshore windfarms, marine experts believe. The coastguard received reports of a minke whale calf that had become separated from its mother on Friday night. By the next afternoon it had been found dead at the mouth of the River […]

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  • Theresa May’s Manifesto Pledge: Britain Should Have The Lowest Energy Costs In Europe

    • Date: 19/05/17
    • The Energy Advocate

    The Conservative manifesto says that for a successful industrial strategy, which will be the centre piece of post-Brexit Britain, the UK should have the lowest electricity prices in Europe. Almost 11 months to the day since Theresa May was selected as Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader she stepped onto a stage in Halifax Yorkshire […]

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  • UK’s Conservatives To Support Shale Energy, Cap Household Energy Tariffs

    • Date: 18/05/17
    • Reuters

    Britain’s Conservative Party will introduce legislation to support shale energy development and impose a household energy tariff cap if it is re-elected in June, its election policy document showed on Thursday. The Conservative government pledged last month to cap standard variable tariffs, responding to voter discontent about energy bills which have doubled in the past […]

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  • UK Small Business Energy Costs Have Increased 43% And Price Cap Could Make It Worse

    • Date: 18/05/17
    • Zlata Rodionova, The Independent

    Planned crackdown on energy prices could see even more crippling costs for British small and medium-sized companies The proposed government crackdown on energy prices is unlikely to combat a steep increase in energy costs that are hampering small and medium-sized businesses, according to a new study. Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this month confirmed that the Conservative manifesto will include […]

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  • Energy Price Cap Could Mean 5,000 – 10,000 Job Losses – Deutsche Bank

    • Date: 15/05/17
    • Reuters

    Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal to cap household energy prices if she is re-elected in June could mean a 600 million pound a year hit to the earnings of the country’s “Big Six” energy companies and thousands of job cuts, Deutsche Bank said on Monday. It could also result in job losses for the retail […]

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  • Lifting Scottish Govt’s Fracking Ban ‘Would Spark £10 Billion Boom’

    • Date: 11/05/17
    • The Scotsman

    Lifting the Scottish Government’s fracking moratorium would create 3,100 jobs, see £6.5 billion spent in Scotland create an additional £4bn in tax receipts, the industry body representing the UK’s onshore oil and gas sector has said. The United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) believes there is a “significant economic opportunity” to be exploited if the […]

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