• UK Government’s Electric Car Plans Could Cost More Than £200bn

    • Date: 26/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Plans to end the sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 started to unravel today as it emerged 10,000 wind turbines or 10 nuclear power stations would need to be built to power their electric replacements. National Grid, which manages the UK’s power supply, said in a report that peak demand for electricity could increase by […]

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  • UK Government’s Crazy Car Policy Unravels

    • Date: 26/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Plans to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to buy electric vehicles are a “tall order” and will place unprecedented strain on the National Grid, motoring experts have warned. Michael Gove, the Environment Secretary, has warned that Britain “can’t carry on” with petrol and […]

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  • Critics Warn Petrol & Diesel Ban Could Cost ‘Trillions’ As Drivers ‘Remain In The Dark’

    • Date: 26/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The Government has committed to banning the sale of all new diesel and petrol cars by 2040 in a bid to encourage people to switch to electric and hybrid vehicles. But motoring experts have raised a series of concerns over the Government’s clean air strategy. We have taken a look at the initial reaction to the proposals: […]

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  • Going Native: British Police Join Anti-Fracking Campaign

    • Date: 25/07/17
    • The Times

    A police and crime commissioner has been accused of abusing his position because his force stopped sending officers to protect a fracking site hit by protests after he intervened. Arfon Jones, 62, was an anti-fracking campaigner and took part in a protest in Lancashire before being elected as commissioner for North Wales last year. His […]

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  • Chicken Little: Green Ministers May Block UK-US Trade Deal Over EU Food Scares

    • Date: 24/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Cabinet split over whether to allow the import of controversial “chlorine washed” chicken could cause a major stumbling block in Liam Fox’s trade talks with the US today. Dr Fox wants to allow the import of poultry treated with a chlorine wash process, which is currently banned under EU rules. It is more than one-fifth cheaper than […]

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  • Green Jobs Growth Slows Amid Government Paralysis

    • Date: 24/07/17
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    The pace of green jobs growth in the UK has plunged to its lowest level in five years as ministers dither over a raft of decisions on the future of a renewable energy industry battered by subsidy cuts. The number of jobs in wind, solar, biofuel and other clean power companies rose to just under […]

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  • Tourists Shun Scottish Regions Hit By Wind Turbine ‘Blight’

    • Date: 19/07/17
    • The Times

    More than half of tourists to Scotland would rather not visit scenic areas dominated by man-made structures such as wind farms, a YouGov poll suggests. A survey carried out on behalf of the John Muir Trust (JMT) found that 55% of respondents were “less likely” to venture into areas of the countryside industrialised by giant […]

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  • Lord Turnbull & The Bishop Of Chester On Reforming The Electricity Market

    • Date: 19/07/17
    • House of Lords -- Hansard

    House of Lords debate on the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market — House of Lords 17 July 2017 Lord Turnbull (CB) My Lords, energy and climate policy displays a great deal of groupthink and a reluctance to challenge long-held assumptions, even when the evidence changes. So it was […]

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