• BBC News: UK Government Axes Climate Department

    • Date: 14/07/16
    • BBC News

    The government has axed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) in a major departmental shake-up. The brief will be folded into an expanded Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under Greg Clark. Ed Miliband, the former energy and climate secretary under Labour, called the move “plain stupid”. It comes at a time […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes Abolition Of Department of Energy and Climate Change

    • Date: 14/07/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum welcomes the decision by the new Government to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Both the GWPF and its chairman, Lord Lawson, have been calling for this much-needed rationalisation for several years. As the new government under Theresa May focuses on the much more important issues of economic […]

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  • FT: UK Government Abolishes Department Of Energy & Climate Change

    • Date: 14/07/16
    • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

    The UK’s Energy and Climate Change department is to be merged with the business department, according to people who have been briefed on the plans. renews, 14 July 2015 The business department has lost responsibility for trade, which is to become a separate department under the leadership of Liam Fox, writes Kiran Stacey. But officials […]

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  • Will EU Toss Environment To A Lame-Duck Brexit Bureaucrat?

    • Date: 13/07/16
    • Deutsche Welle

    The UK wants its new temporary European Commissioner to be in charge of EU environment policy for the next two years. Campaigners say such an assignment would mean the EU considers environment to be unimportant. Juncker has been accused of not viewing EU environmental policy as important After the United Kingdom withdrew from the European […]

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  • Brexit Doubts Over £1.3bn Tidal Power Project

    • Date: 11/07/16
    • Andrew Ward, Financial Times

    Political uncertainty in Westminster is raising further doubts over a £1.3bn tidal power project in Swansea Bay even as backers of the scheme intensify efforts to win government approval. Keith Clarke, chairman of Tidal Lagoon Power, the company behind the Swansea project, said he was worried the decision could be delayed by political fallout from […]

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  • Britain Set For Development Of Modular Nuclear Reactors

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Stuart Nathan, The Engineer

    Sheffield Forgemasters is to work with US small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) specialist NuScale Power to develop manufacturing techniques for its reactor technology. The two companies have announced that Forgemasters is to make a trial reactor vessel head for NuScale’s SMR design by the end of 2017, as part of a £4million project funded by […]

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  • UK Government Asserts Shale Development Won’t Affect Climate Policy

    • Date: 08/07/16
    • Alliance News

    The UK government Thursday said developing the shale gas industry would not impact its ambition to lower carbon emissions and said there is a “clear need” to explore the resource to better understand the potential size and impact of the industry. However, unlocking the onshore petroleum market will require the UK to lower carbon emissions […]

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  • Climate Change & Britain’s Diesel Fiasco

    • Date: 06/07/16
    • Joe Murphy, London Evening Standard

    Diesel car owners could face tax rises to tackle deadly air pollution, a Cabinet minister indicated today. In an interview with the Evening Standard, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said it had been a “mistake” for former Labour chancellor Gordon Brown to slash taxes on diesel. The decision had caused a “dramatic rise” in the number […]

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