• New Climate Minister: ‘Bill Payers Must Pay For Low Carbon Transition’

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Utility Week

    The government’s newly appointed climate change minister has backed bill payer subsidies for the shift to low carbon power generation. Claire Perry was appointed climate change minister yesterday following Nick Hurd’s move to the Home Office as Theresa May continued her post-election reshuffle of the Cabinet. The government announced yesterday (June 12) that Perry, who […]

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  • US Shale Revolution Makes Fracking A Must For UK Industry

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Anthony Hilton, London Evening Standard

    A post-Brexit Britain is going to have to exploit every source of wealth to stay afloat. In this, energy costs are key because you can’t make anything without energy. That means fracking whether people like it or not. Ineos is one of Britain’s leading chemicals companies with $55 billion (£43 billion) of assets, 18,600 employees […]

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  • Britain Faces Standstill On Energy And Climate Policy

    • Date: 13/06/17
    • Bloomberg

    The U.K.’s search for 100 billion pounds ($127 billion) to maintain electricity supplies is likely to become tougher after the Conservative government lost its parliamentary majority in an election last week. Prime Minister Theresa May, who is leading a minority government, will need to focus more than ever to get consensus from lawmakers on Britain’s […]

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  • Michael Gove Returns To UK Government As Environment Secretary

    • Date: 11/06/17
    • The Sun

    Michael Gove has made a sensational return to Government this evening after being appointed Environment Secretary by Theresa May. A weakened Prime Minister has invited her long-time enemy back into to the Cabinet in a desperate attempt to cling on to power following Thursday’s disastrous election result. Michael Gove has made a sensational return to […]

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  • Britain Could Ditch Climate Change Role, Environmentalists Fear

    • Date: 09/06/17
    • The Independent

    While the UK has been a global leader in the fight against climate change, it has shown signs of faltering in its commitments since the Brexit referendum. And the added political turmoil caused by an indecisive general election now risks a dangerous drift on the issue of our age, just as scientists are warning that […]

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  • Theresa May Poised To Form Minority Government With DUP Backing

    • Date: 09/06/17
    • BusinessGreen

    Prospect of slim majority fuels concerns about DUP’s stance on climate action and Brexit Theresa May is reportedly preparing to seek permission to form a minority government, after securing the backing of Northern Ireland’s DUP. With only one seat still to declare the Conservative’s fell short of a majority with 318 seats. However, the DUP […]

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  • UK’s Climate Change Act Threatened By “Immensely Scary” Brexit, Says Policy Guru

    • Date: 05/06/17
    • Ecologist

    Professor Tim Jackson – author of the acclaimed Prosperity Without Growth – and a policy advisor to the Labour Party and Whitehall, tells ARTHUR NESLEN the big question in the final countdown to the General Election on Thursday is whether the UK’s groundbreaking Climate Change Act can survive Brexit. Brexit has shifted UK climate policy […]

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  • GWPF: Failure of Paris Climate Deal Was Inevitable

    • Date: 01/06/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum regards the decision by the US administration to withdraw from the Paris climate accord as the inevitable outcome of a fatally flawed process. GWPF director Dr Benny Peiser said: “The Paris climate agreement was pushed through against the declared will of America’s elected representatives. US leaders and critics had warned international leaders […]

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