• Another Hinkley Point Delay

    • Date: 16/02/16
    • Tom Goodenough, The Spectator

    EDF has bought itself some valuable time over its decision about whether or not to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point. The energy giant said it was going to be extending the life of four of its nuclear power stations in the UK. Heysham 1 and Hartlepool will now stay open for another […]

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  • UK Government May Break Pledge On Wind Farm Subsidies

    • Date: 14/02/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    Ministers have been accused of planning a U-turn that would see consumers fund new onshore wind farms through green levies. The Government confirmed it was “looking carefully” at a wind industry proposal to continue public financial support for new turbines, despite a manifesto pledge to halt expansion. Critics described the proposal as a con, and […]

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  • Welsh Village To Sue Government Over ‘Alarmist’ Rising Sea Level Claim

    • Date: 13/02/16
    • The Daily Telegraph

    A Welsh village is to sue the government after a climate change report suggested their community would soon be washed away by rising sea levels. House prices in Fairbourne have plummeted Photo: Alamy The document says Fairbourne will soon be lost to the sea, and recommends that it is “decommissioned”. Angry villagers say predictions of […]

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  • Chief Scientific Adviser Urges MPs To Embrace Fracking

    • Date: 10/02/16
    • Mike Wade, The Times

    The government’s chief scientific adviser has urged politicians to embrace fracking as part of a mixed energy policy, alongside renewables technology, conventional gas and nuclear power. After the Paris conference on climate change, Sir Mark Walport insisted it would be essential for Britain to embrace a range of energy options, if tough carbon emissions targets […]

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  • UK Energy Supply Crunch Looms As Another Coal Plant Closes

    • Date: 09/02/16
    •  Jillian Ambrose, The Daily Telegrapg

    The second major coal plant closure announced in a week could drive the UK’s risk of blackouts higher next winter The UK is to lose another coal-fired plant from its dwindling power capacity after French firm Engie said it will shut the 1GW Rugeley power station in Staffordshire. The energy firm, formerly known as GDF […]

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  • UK Fracking May Get Green Light Soon

    • Date: 05/02/16
    • Kelly Gilblom, Bloomberg

    A moratorium on fracking in northwest England that stalled the practice in the rest of the country may end after a five-week public inquiry scheduled to start Tuesday. The trial-like hearing will examine two applications by oil and gas company Cuadrilla Resources Ltd. to drill as many as eight exploratory wells in the Bowland Shale […]

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  • UK Energy Crisis Deepens As SSE Plans Early Plant Closure

    • Date: 03/02/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    SSE has announced plans to shut most of its Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power plant in April, wiping 1.5 gigawatts of power capacity from the UK grid and worsening the looming energy crisis next winter. The energy giant said it intended to shut three out of four units at the loss-making Cheshire power station, reneging on […]

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  • Hinkley Resignation Deepens Uncertainty Over UK Nuclear Plant

    • Date: 03/02/16
    • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

    The man in charge of building an £18bn nuclear power plant in Somerset has resigned his post amid continued uncertainty over when the company will give the final go-ahead for the project. Chris Bakken has been named as the next chief nuclear officer for Entergy, the US power company, a post he will begin on […]

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