• Fracking Could Cut Bills And Create Jobs, Says UK Chancellor

    • Date: 05/01/16
    • Ian Ross, Knutsford Guardian

    Chancellor George Osborne says Britain should be in favour of new forms of energy like fracking which could cut bills and carbon emissions and create jobs. George Osborne opening new facility at Barclays Radbroke Hall Mr Osborne, MP for Tatton, was responding to a request by the Guardian for a comment on the awarding of […]

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  • Britain’s Flooding Crisis ‘Made Worse By EU Regulations’

    • Date: 01/01/16
    • Ian Drury and James Tozer, Daily Mail

    Controversial rules on dredging rivers imposed by the European Union have contributed to the flooding which has wrought devastation across the UK, it was claimed last night. Brussels bureaucrats, driven by green ideology, have effectively banned dredging which might have prevented rivers bursting their banks, say critics. Dredging, which took place for centuries on Britain’s […]

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  • Historic Weather Records Rubbish Cameron’s Attempts To Blame Floods On Global Warming

    • Date: 29/12/15
    • Nathan Rao, Daily Express

    David Cameron has sparked outrage by blaming Britain’s flood crisis on global warming while admitting defences are not fit for purpose. David Cameron has sparked outrage for blaming flooding on global warming; photos Getty/PA The Prime Minister said more frequent ‘extreme weather events’ driven by climate change were the main driver as Cumbria and the […]

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  • David Cameron Under Pressure To Divert Bloated Foreign Aid Budget To Help Flood Victims

    • Date: 29/12/15
    • Jason Groves and Tamara Cohen, Daily Mail

    David Cameron was under intense pressure last night to divert the bloated foreign aid budget to help British flood victims. New estimates suggest that the cost of this month’s disaster in Cumbria, Yorkshire and Lancashire could be up to £5.8billion. That is the exact amount Britain recently committed to spend helping poorer countries tackle climate […]

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  • UK Government Accused Of Using Global Warming As An Excuse For Flood Failures

    • Date: 28/12/15
    • Daniel Martin, Daily Mail

    Ministers were accused yesterday of trying to use climate change as an ‘excuse’ for the failure to protect dozens of communities from the floods. David Cameron admitted that flood defences had not been sufficient, but suggested that the greater frequency of ‘extreme weather events’ was to blame. And Liz Truss, the environment secretary, said the […]

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  • UK Pushes On With Shale Gas As North Sea Takes A Battering

    • Date: 22/12/15
    • Angela Jameson, The National

    UK fracking could start within months. With the Paris climate change summit in the rear-view mirror, big questions remain over how much the United Kingdom will rely on renewable energy in the future and how much it will look to unconventional fossil fuels, or shale gas. Britain awarded another 132 new onshore oil and gas exploration licences […]

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  • Former UK Greenpeace Director Leads Pro-Shale Campaign

    • Date: 21/12/15
    • The Blackpool Gazette

    Campaigners who want to see a shale gas industry developed on the Fylde coast held a candle lit vigil at Blackpool Tower. The Backing Fracking event at Blackpool Tower They said they were highlighting the ‘loss of Lancashire’s pioneering spirit’ after Lancashire County Council’s refusal of planning permission for test fracking at Little Plumpton near […]

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  • Commercial-Scale UK Shale Gas Extraction Possible Soon, INEOS Claims

    • Date: 19/12/15
    • ICIS News

    Commercial-scale shale gas extraction remains a possibility in the UK before the end of the decade, but the onus is on the government to ensure that the legislation around the sector works smoothly, an INEOS director said on Friday. Moves by the government to expedite the delays in the planning approvals process following protracted deliberations […]

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