• UK Climate Diplomats Face Axe After COP21 Paris Summit

    • Date: 25/11/15
    • Ed King, Climate Home

    The UK’s global network of climate diplomats is facing the chop days before negotiations on a new UN deal to tackle global warming open in Paris. More than 100 posts are under threat, with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) set for 25-40% resource budget cuts by 2019-20 under a spending review due out on 25 […]

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  • Green Madness: Renewable Energy Bosses Cash In On Diesel

    • Date: 22/11/15
    • Josh Boswell and Jonathan Leake, The Sunday Times

    Britain’s green energy barons are getting huge taxpayer subsidies to install diesel generators — exactly the kind of polluting energy source their wind and solar farms are meant to replace. Wind and solar power firms are being encouraged to install the generators, which pour out CO2, a greenhouse gas, and toxic nitrogen dioxide, on their […]

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  • On Eve Of Paris Climate Summit, Britain Sends Out Warning On Cost Of Renewable Energy

    • Date: 21/11/15
    • Griff Witte, The Washington Post

    “We are reaching the limits of what is affordable and what the public is prepared to accept,” Britain’s Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change told Parliament when she announced cuts in green energy subsidies. With breathtaking abruptness, the British government has in recent months slashed its support for solar power and other renewable […]

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  • Amber Rudd: ‘Nigel Lawson’s Approach Is The Conservative Way To Keep Energy Prices Low’

    • Date: 20/11/15
    • Kiran Stacey and Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    Amber Rudd on Wednesday became the first Conservative energy secretary in a quarter of a century to outline her own vision for how Britain should power itself. In doing so, she reached even further back for inspiration — to 1982, and Lord Lawson’s moves to break up the nationalised energy monopolies.   Amber Rudd: UK […]

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  • Britain To Slap Tax On Wind And Solar Farms

    • Date: 19/11/15
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Wind and solar farms will be forced to pay for the extra costs they impose on the UK’s electricity system as a result of their intermittent nature, Amber Rudd, the energy secretary has announced. Wind farms should pay their true costs, Amber Rudd said. Photo: Getty Images Renewable generators will be held “responsible for the pressures […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes UK Government’s Reset Of Energy Policy, Applauds Intended Return To Lawson’s Market Approach

    • Date: 18/11/15
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 18 November: The Global Warming Policy Forum today welcomed the  Government’s reset of Britain’s energy and climate policy as a big step in the right direction. The GWPF applauds Amber Rudd’s explicit intention to return to Lord Lawson’s market approach of the early 1980s in order to ensure that the supply of energy the UK […]

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  • Green Taxes ‘Could Cause Blackouts Next Year’, New Report Warns

    • Date: 18/11/15
    • Jack Doyle, Daily Mail

    Britain could face a major shortage of electricity in the New Year following decades of government mismanagement, a report warns today. For the first time ever, demand is expected to outstrip supply in March after green taxes put vital power plants out of business, according to experts. Meanwhile the Energy Secretary will today say Britain […]

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  • Britain Downgrades Tackling Climate Change

    • Date: 18/11/15
    • Rowena Mason, The Guardian

    The energy secretary, Amber Rudd, is to “reset” Britain’s energy policy on Wednesday in a direction that downgrades tackling climate change from its highest priorities but commits to closing all traditional coal-fired plants by 2025. In her biggest speech in the job, Rudd will say she wants policy to focus on making energy affordable and […]

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