• Britain Faces Growing Energy Security Threat

    • Date: 29/01/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Energy giant SSE is considering shutting its Fiddler’s Ferry coal-fired power plant early, threatening to blow a hole in the Government’s plans to keep the lights on, the Telegraph has learnt. The 2GW power plant in Cheshire produces enough electricity to power two million homes and in 2014 secured a subsidy contract with the Government […]

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  • Hinkley Point Go-Ahead Delayed Amid Funding Doubts

    • Date: 26/01/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    EDF has delayed its final investment decision on the Hinkley Point new nuclear plant yet again, amid claims it is still struggling to finalise funding for the £18bn project. The French energy giant had been scheduled to take the long-awaited decision at a board meeting on January 27, but is now thought unlikely to do […]

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  • Britain Faces Electricity Supply Crisis, Engineers Warn

    • Date: 26/01/16
    • Keith Findlay, Energy Voice

    The UK is heading for a severe electricity supply crisis by 2025, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME) is warning today. IME, which has more than 112,000 members in 140 countries says the closure of coal and nuclear plants would lead to a 40-55% shortfall amid growing demand. And the group’s new report – Engineering […]

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  • Britain Needs 30 Gas Plants by 2025 to Fill Power Supply Gap

    • Date: 26/01/16
    • Rachel Morison, Bloomberg

    The U.K. must build the equivalent of 30 gas-fired power plants by 2025 to fill a gap in electricity supply as coal and nuclear stations close. Electricity demand will exceed supply by as much as 55 percent within nine years, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers said in a report published Tuesday. Building only gas plants […]

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  • UK Treasury Faces Row Over Future Of Unilateral Carbon Tax

    • Date: 24/01/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    Energy giants EDF and Centrica are understood to be calling for Britain’s green levy to be increased from 2020, but manufacturers want it scrapped The Treasury is at the centre of a row over the future of its carbon tax, as it faces calls from some energy giants to increase the green levy, and from manufacturers […]

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  • Green Britain: UK Steel Industry Enters ‘Death Spiral’ After Another 1,000 Jobs Are Axed

    • Date: 18/01/16
    • Martin Robinson, Daily Mail

    The Government was today accused of ‘sitting on its hands’ as Britain’s steel industry entered a ‘death spiral’ after another 1,000 jobs were axed. Since August 5,000 steel workers have been made redundant – one in six jobs in the industry – as it struggles to cope with rising energy costs and a glut of cheap […]

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  • Britain’s Green Energy Industry Undermined By Shale Gas & Nuclear Energy

    • Date: 18/01/16
    • Tom Bawden, The Independent

    Britain’s renewable energy industry is about to “fall off a cliff” just at the point it would come into its own, analysis for The Independent reveals. The dour forecast comes as the industry celebrated a record-breaking year in 2015, with billions of pounds poured into solar and wind energy and more homes powered by nature than ever […]

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  • Energy Firms Are Overcharging Customers By Up To £300

    • Date: 15/01/16
    • Rebecca Rutt, Daily Mail

    Energy firms are overcharging customers for their gas and electricity and bills should be cut by around £300 for the majority of people, Ofgem has admitted. The comments come as pressure mounts on the big energy suppliers in Britain to cut prices after news yesterday that wholesale energy prices have hit a five-year low. Dermot […]

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