• Energy Policy Set To Be A Battle Ground In UK Election

    • Date: 26/04/17
    • Peter McCusker, Newcastle Chronicle

    The cost of energy and policies on climate change will come under the spotlight as the UK goes to the polls AS the decade-long political consensus on UK energy policy fractures, Peter McCusker hears certainty is an industry priority after next month’s Election. THE Climate Change Act, which was approved by all but five of Britain’s 650 […]

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  • Energy Manifesto Calls For Reforms That Ensure Cheap And Reliable Energy Future

    • Date: 26/04/17
    • GWPF Energy Manifesto

    The first priority of British energy policy should be to enable business and households alike to have access to cheap and reliable sources of energy.   This is the key message of the Global Warming Policy Forum’s Energy Manifesto 2017 published today.   In the run-up to the general election on 8 June, the GWPF is calling […]

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  • The GWPF’s Submission To The UK Govt’s Industrial Strategy Consultation

    • Date: 24/04/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The UK Government has called for comments and suggestions on its plan to build a modern industrial strategy which will deliver an economy that works for everyone. Here is the Global Warming Policy Forum’s submission to the consultation. What are the most important steps the government should take to limit energy costs over the long-term? The […]

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  • Conservatives Playing With Fire By Planning Energy Bill Cap

    • Date: 24/04/17
    • Ian King, Sky News

    It would be interesting to know what the Conservative Party knows about the inner workings of the energy market that the experts at the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), who are paid to look at these things, do not. The Tories promised on Sunday they would, if re-elected, cap energy prices for the two-thirds of […]

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  • Shale Gas Could Heat British Homes By Early 2018

    • Date: 21/04/17
    • Business Cloud

    Matt Lambert, director of government and public affairs at Cuadrilla, says the county can become a European hub for the controversial fracking industry. He has said homes in Lancashire could be heated by shale gas as early as the beginning of next year. A senior figure at fracking firm Cuadrilla Resources has said homes in Lancashire could […]

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  • Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth Fined For Breaking Election Campaigning Rules

    • Date: 19/04/17
    • The Electoral Commission

    Greenpeace Ltd and Friends of the Earth Limited have been fined by the Electoral Commission for failing to comply with campaigning rules at the 2015 UK Parliamentary General Election. At the general election, non-party campaigners were required to register with the Electoral Commission if they spent more than either £20,000 campaigning in England or £10,000 […]

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  • Cuadrilla To Begin Shale Drilling In “Couple Of Months”

    • Date: 15/04/17
    • Kallanish Energy News

    British unconventional exploration company Cuadrilla plans to start the drilling stage of its shale gas exploratory plans in northwest England within the next “couple of months,” company CEO Francis Egan said this week. Egan welcomed the UK’s High Court decision dismissing two claims made against Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid’s approval of […]

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  • At Last: Britain Preparing To Scrap EU Renewables Targets As Part Of A Bonfire Of Red Tape After Brexit

    • Date: 15/04/17
    • Steven Swinford, The Daily Telegraph

    Britain is preparing to scrap EU green energy targets which will add more than £100 to the average energy bill as part of a bonfire of red tape after Brexit. Government sources told The Daily Telegraph that the target, under the EU Renewable Energy Directive, is likely to be scrapped after Brexit. The UK is currently […]

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