• 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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  • 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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