• Steel Bosses Blame Green Taxes For Jobs Crisis

    • Date: 20/09/15
    • Jon Rees, Mail on Sunday

    Steel bosses have blamed green taxes levied by the UK and European Union for tipping a steel plant into crisis threatening 3,000 jobs. The plant in Redcar, Teesside owned by Thai industrial group SSI, is on the brink of closure in what is a high unemployment region.Managers at the plant said on Friday that they […]

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  • Scottish Nationalists At War Over Fracking

    • Date: 17/09/15
    • Paris Gourtsoyannis, The Times

    SNP members are preparing to take on Nicola Sturgeon’s government over fracking in a highly unusual public show of rebellion within the nationalist party. In the most significant internal challenge to the controversial extraction practice, seven SNP activists, including a sitting councillor, have called on fellow members to back their bid for an outright ban. […]

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  • Power Plant Closures Threaten UK Electricity Grid

    • Date: 14/09/15
    • Christopher Adams, Financial Times

    A wave of power plant closures threatens to push Britain’s creaking electricity system close to breaking point within months, energy experts have warned, with new gas-fired stations not being built quickly enough to plug supply gaps. The latest moves to shut old coal-fired plants deemed uneconomic — the most recent, Eggborough, announced just two weeks […]

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  • Britain Moves Again To Curb Solar By Tightening Rules On Subsidies

    • Date: 13/09/15
    • Reed Landberg, Bloomberg

    The U.K. government took another step toward reducing the support it pays for solar energy by tightening rules on when developers can lock in electricity prices. The Department of Energy and Climate Change said that starting Oct. 1, companies can no longer “pre-accredit” for feed-in tariffs, the rates paid for power sold to the grid. Under […]

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  • UK Government Rejects Huge Offshore Wind Farm

    • Date: 11/09/15
    • BBC News

    A proposed wind farm off the south coast of England has been refused consent by the government. Developers behind the Navitus Bay project – for up to 121 turbines off Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – say it would have provided electricity for up to 700,000 homes. Opponents said it would damage tourism […]

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  • DECC Rejects 4 Wales Wind Farms

    • Date: 11/09/15
    • edie.net

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has rejected four planned onshore wind farms in mid-Wales with a potential capacity of more than 350 MW. The reasons behind the refusals included adverse visual effects, local wildlife damage and a negative impact on tourism. A DECC spokesperson said: “Careful consideration has been given to each […]

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  • Cracking Up: UK Greens Fracture Over Fracking

    • Date: 10/09/15
    • The Times & BBC News

    Greens’ first MSP backs fracking ‘if it proves safe’ The Times, 10 September 2015 Hamish Macdonell A high-profile Scottish environmental campaigner has given his backing to fracking as long as safeguards are in place and key conditions are met. In a significant intervention that will help to undermine opposition to the energy source, Robin Harper, […]

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  • Greens’ First MSP Backs Fracking ‘If It Proves Safe’

    • Date: 10/09/15
    • Hamish Macdonell, The Times

    A high-profile Scottish environmental campaigner has given his backing to fracking as long as safeguards are in place and key conditions are met. In a significant intervention that will help to undermine opposition to the energy source, Robin Harper, the first Green MSP and now the chairman of a major environmental trust, said that he […]

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