• Gas And Coal Power Plants Receive Huge Payments To Keep The Lights On

    • Date: 04/02/17
    • Andrew Ward, Financial Times

    Coal-fired power generators were among the winners of contracts worth £378m to generate electricity next winter, highlighting the tension between government efforts to reduce carbon emissions and the need for energy security. Gas-fired power stations secured the biggest share of contracts — almost 40 per cent — in the capacity auction held by National Grid, […]

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  • Npower Blames Green Policies For ‘Shocking’ Rise In Energy Prices

    • Date: 03/02/17
    • BBC News

    Npower has announced one of the largest price rises implemented by a “Big Six” energy supplier for years. The company will raise standard tariff electricity prices by 15% from 16 March, and gas prices by 4.8% and has blamed increases in wholesale energy costs, and the cost of delivering government policies such as smart meters and the renewables […]

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  • Scottish Government Opens Public Consultation On Fracking

    • Date: 01/02/17
    • Andrew Argo, The Courier

    The chief executive of UK Onshore Oil & Gas has called for the heeding of studies by experts which he says “clearly demonstrate the case for lifting the moratorium on unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland”. Ken Cronin was commenting on the Scottish Government launch of a public consultation into the issue. Energy Minister […]

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  • Leading Trump Climate Sceptic Visits No 10

    • Date: 01/02/17
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    A former adviser to Donald Trump who says fears about global warming have been exaggerated by a “climate-industrial complex” met with Theresa May’s advisers in Downing Street on Tuesday. Myron Ebell, pictured outside 10 Downing Street, led Mr Trump’s transition team for the Environmental Protection Agency until the inauguration Reuters Myron Ebell, a prominent climate […]

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  • UK Government Faces Legal Action Over Failure To Fight Climate Change

    • Date: 29/01/17
    • Ian Johnston, The Independent

    Lawyers say ministers have been in breach of legal requirements to come up with a plan to make major cuts to the UK’s fossil fuel emissions for years – and further delays in its publication could be the final straw The Government is facing legal action over its failure to come up with a plan to dramatically reduce […]

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  • Green Corruption: Multi-Millionaires Receive Huge Subsidies For Heating Their Mansions And Swimming Pools

    • Date: 28/01/17
    • Paul Bentley, Daily Mail

    Multi-Millionaires are being handed tens of thousands of pounds a year by the Government to heat their mansions and swimming pools. A member of the public is looking at a mural referencing to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scandal that brought down the government in Northern Ireland; photo Neill Carson/PA Wire Wealthy owners of country […]

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  • Britain Quits Euratom

    • Date: 27/01/17
    • Sam Coates, Emily Gosden, The Times

    New power stations in doubt after Brexit change EDF has warned that the new Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset could also face renewed problems ALAMY The new wave of British nuclear power stations was in jeopardy after the government announced it would pull out of a Europe-wide nuclear co-operation organisation. Ministers sneaked out the […]

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  • Wood Burning Fad Blamed For Urban Air Pollution

    • Date: 26/01/17
    • David Sanderson, The Times

    The gathering of discarded timber in urban areas for fashionable wood-burning stoves and an ignorance of fire techniques is contributing to Britain’s air pollution crisis, it has been claimed. People living in cities who grew up with gas-fired central heating but have now turned to “cosy” wood-burning stoves need to be educated on the use […]

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