• Mark Our Words: May’s Energy Price Cap May Actually INCREASE Your Bills & UK Energy Poverty

    • Date: 09/10/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    An energy price cap designed to end expensive tariffs could actually end up increasing bills, experts say. The new cap, the details of which are due to be published next week, will reduce the cost of the most expensive tariffs, paid by loyal customers, but will dampen competition and could put the smaller firms that offer the cheapest deals out […]

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  • UK’s First Shale Gas Extraction ‘Just Weeks Away’

    • Date: 08/10/17
    • The Yorkshire Post

    The first frack for shale gas in the UK is just weeks away, according to the company preparing to undertake the controversial technique in North Yorkshire. The planned fracking site in Kirby Misperton, where company Third Energy intends to conduct test-drilling to see if the process is commercially viable. Third Energy says it hopes to […]

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  • UK Offshore Wind Cost Claims Challenged

    • Date: 06/10/17
    • reNews

    Think tank GWPF complains to Advertising Standards over poster campaign The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has lodged a formal complaint with the UK Advertising Standards Authority concerning a poster campaign for offshore wind at Westminster tube station. The GWPF, which is often critical of wind power and other renewables, disputes the campaign’s claim that […]

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  • GWPF Lodges ASA Complaint Over False Claims In Offshore Wind Campaign

    • Date: 06/10/17
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 6 October: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) concerning the current poster campaign for offshore wind at Westminster tube station. The campaign was launched by what the media has described as a “coalition of companies and civil society organisations” (including Dong Energy, GE, ScottishPower Renewables, […]

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  • England To ‘Reap Benefits’ From Fracking After Scottish Nationalists Ban Shale Gas Extraction

    • Date: 04/10/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Scotland will miss out on billions of pounds and thousands of jobs from fracking while England “reaps the benefits”, a petrochemical giant has said after SNP ministers banned the practice north of the Border. Paul Wheelhouse, the Scottish Energy Minister, told MSPs that the controversial shale gas extraction technique “cannot and will not take place in […]

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  • London Seeks Ban Of Renewable Energy Blamed For Air Pollution

    • Date: 29/09/17
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Wood burning is set to be banned in some urban areas to reduce air pollution under proposed restrictions that would be the strongest in Europe. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, is seeking powers to prohibit all burning of wood in parts of the capital with poor air quality. He also wants tighter curbs on […]

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  • UK’s Green Investment Bank Abandons Britain

    • Date: 26/09/17
    • Daily Mail

    The newly privatised investment bank that was founded by the Government to develop renewable energy in the UK has quietly ditched this country. A pledge to invest in Britain was scrubbed from the Green Investment Group’s (GIG) constitution on the day of its takeover by Australian investment bank Macquarie. The Government sneaked in the change […]

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  • Forget The Spin: Offshore Wind Costs Are Not Falling

    • Date: 25/09/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Spin put on the government’s recently announced strike prices to three large offshore wind farms has misled many into thinking that the costs of offshore wind are falling. However, no actual capital cost figures have been provided for the three windfarms (Hornsea, Moray East, or Triton Knoll), and the strike prices are a poor guide […]

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