• Steelworkers Can Blame Climate Hysteria And EU Failures For Their Plight, Says Welsh MP

    • Date: 07/04/16
    • Christopher Gage, Abergavenny Chronicle

    Desperate Welsh steelworkers can point to climate change ‘hysteria’ and EU ‘failures’ for their plight, according to Monmouth MP David Davies. The Conservative said news Indian firm Tata Steel planned to sell the loss-making plants at Port Talbot and Llanwern came on a ‘black day’ for Wales, but avoidable if governments took action to slash […]

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  • Biggest Hurdle To Save UK Steel Industry Is High Cost Of Energy, Gupta Warns

    • Date: 07/04/16
    • South Wales Argus

    The high cost of energy in the UK must be addressed for the steel industry to be saved, the businessman considering buying the under-threat Tata Steel plants in Newport and elsewhere has said. After Tata announced last week it would sell its entire UK operation, putting tens of thousands of jobs at risk, head of […]

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  • Steel Tycoon Warns: UK Energy Costs Have To Come Down

    • Date: 06/04/16
    • Sky News

    Britain has among the highest prices in the world and this needs to be “rectified”, says a possible buyer of Tata Steel in the UK. A steel tycoon who is considering a takeover of Tata operations in the UK has stressed the need for a competitive energy price. Liberty House Group chairman Sanjeev Gupta said […]

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  • Anti-Carbon Tax Campaign Gathering Momentum: Lead EU Policymaker Calls For End Of Carbon Floor Price

    • Date: 05/04/16
    • Alissa de Carbonnel, Reuters

    Britain should abolish its carbon floor price to help the hard-hit steel industry, the lawmaker shepherding a reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) through parliament said on Tuesday. With the British government looking for ways to save jobs threatened by the sale of Indian firm Tata Steel’s British plants, Scottish Conservative Ian Duncan […]

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  • Date Set For Fracking Recommendation In Lancashire

    • Date: 05/04/16
    • 2BR News

    It’s been announced that the inspector who chaired an inquiry into fracking in Lancashire will put her recommendations to the government on 4th July. Wendy McKay listened to arguments from both sides during a five-week public inquiry at Bloomfield Road Stadium, which came to an end on 16th March. Today she’s revealed that, based on […]

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  • Saving Port Talbot Steelworks Rest On Cutting Carbon Tax, Liberty House Warns

    • Date: 04/04/16
    • Billy Bambrough and Lynsey Barber, City A.M.

    A deal to save the Port Talbot steelworks will hinge on reforms to carbon tax rates, potential bidder Liberty House has warned. Tata is thought to be unlikely to find a buyer for the Port Talbot steelworks in its current condition (Source: Getty) The founder of the metals group and commodities trader, Sanjeev Gupta, flew back […]

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  • Government Urged To Scrap ‘Unilateral Climate Policies’

    • Date: 03/04/16
    • Jacqueline Echevarria, Energy Live News

    The government has been urged to scrap “unilateral climate policies”. The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has asked the Tory administration to delay the 5th Carbon Budget and get rid of the Carbon Floor Price (CFP). That’s because they are contributing to the crisis of the nation’s steel sector and other energy intensive industries. According to the […]

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  • 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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