• North Sea Exploration Grinds To A Halt

    • Date: 23/02/16
    • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

    Exploration for oil and gas in the North Sea has all but ground to a halt as low oil prices take their toll on companies, according to a report published on Tuesday by the industry trade body. Oil and Gas UK predicts companies could drill as few as seven exploration wells this year — fewer […]

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  • UK Government Ends Onshore Wind Farm Subsidies For Good

    • Date: 20/02/16
    • Alison Little, Daily Express

    The Government vowed to keep its promise to end new public subsidies for onshore wind farms. A spokesman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change said: “To be absolutely clear, there is no change whatsoever to our commitment to end new onshore wind subsidies.” The move came after anger that ministers were considering an […]

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  • Subsidy Cuts Are Killing Britain’s Green Energy Prospects

    • Date: 20/02/16
    • Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News

    The renewable energy industry will “fall off a cliff” unless there is a drastic change in the UK Government’s approach. The current green policy in the country could cost jobs and growth in the sector, particularly in Scotland, warns the Civil Engineering Contracts Association (CECA). It added the industry could face a “near collapse of […]

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  • Benny Peiser: The Changing Climate Of UK Climate Policy

    • Date: 19/02/16
    • Andrew Foster, Local Transport Today

    The need to decarbonise transport is driven by the Climate Change Act target of an 80% cut to greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 against 1990 levels. Critics such as Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Forum, say the Act is damaging the economy and ministers should slow the pace of action. Andrew Forster went […]

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  • Britain Strikes Black Gold

    • Date: 16/02/16
    • Jillian Ambrose, The Daily Telegraph

    Shares in UK Oil and Gas Investments soared by as much as 77pc after the Aim-listed developer announced that oil from its well near Gatwick Airport in Surrey flowed at a faster rate than expected. UK Oil and Gas (Ukog) has claimed that oil from the so called “Gatwick gusher” at Horse Hill flowed from […]

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  • Fears Over UK’s Energy As EDF Dodges Hinkley Point Decision

    • Date: 16/02/16
    • Michael Bow, London Evening Standard

    Europe’s biggest energy firm, EDF, fuelled concerns about keeping Britain’s lights on after it was forced into a backdoor rights issue and failed to commit to the UK’s biggest nuclear project. Lacking energy: Amber Rudd’s plans for Hinkley Point C are heavily reliant on French giant EdF’s flagging financial strength (Picture: AFP/Getty Images/Paul Dallimore) The […]

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  • 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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