• Green Energy Lobby Reacts With Fury To Osborne’s Cuts

    • Date: 08/07/15
    • ReNews & Green Click

    The UK Government has been accused of making “obsessive attacks” on the renewables industry, with leaders upset ministers have “moved the goalposts again” in today’s Summer Budget. RenewableUK has lead complaints claiming George Osborne’s announcement to scrap the Climate  Change Levy  is another example of the government “changing the rules” just weeks after it was […]

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  • At Last: UK Chancellor To Review Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 08/07/15
    • Elizabeth Rigby and Jim Pickard, Financial Times

    George Osborne will on Wednesday announce a review of green energy taxes and subsidies in an effort to reassure consumers that the government is trying to tackle high energy bills after Britain’s competition watchdog concluded that millions of people are paying over the odds for their energy. The chancellor is expected to use “get tough” language about […]

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  • UK Chancellor To Abolish Coalition’s Green Tax Target

    • Date: 05/07/15
    • Tim Ross, The Sunday Telegraph

    George Osborne to abolish coalition’s green tax target as customers face paying £1.5billion more through their bills to subsidise wind farms, solar panels and biomass plants George Osborne, the Chancellor, will give his first Tory Budget this week The cost of subsidising new wind farms is spiralling out of control, government sources have privately warned. […]

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  • Will Yorkshire Become Britain’s Northern Powerhouse?

    • Date: 04/07/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    The campaign to start a British fracking industry is to shift across the Pennines, with an application yesterday in North Yorkshire for the first of up to 50 wells. Third Energy applied to North Yorkshire county council to hydraulically fracture a well at an existing conventional gas extraction site at Kirby Misperton near the Flamingo […]

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  • Britain’s Energy & Climate Department May Be Cut To The Bone

    • Date: 03/07/15
    • Donna Rachel Edmunds, Breitbart News

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) could be facing a 90 per cent cut in staff over the next few years, an environmental think tank has warned. The prediction has prompted politicians and academics to issue dire forecasts for Britain’s economic future, but right-wing campaigners have asked: why not scrap DECC altogether? For […]

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  • UK Government’s Shale Gas Omnishambles Revealed

    • Date: 02/07/15
    • BBC News

    Fracking could reduce house prices, increase traffic and noise and damage the landscape in rural communities, according to a draft official Defra report. The government was forced to publish the unredacted report after a decision by data watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office. Defra said the report was incomplete and “not analytically robust”. It added that the conclusions […]

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  • Shale Industry Wants Law Change As Council Blocks Drilling Plan

    • Date: 30/06/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Plans for a multibillion-pound fracking industry in Britain have suffered a huge setback after councillors defied their own legal advisers by rejecting an application for the first drilling site. Fracking companies immediately called for a change in the law to limit councils’ ability to block applications. Cuadrilla is “strongly considering” an appeal after Lancashire county […]

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  • Lancashire Council Faces Huge Compensation Bill As Councilllors Defy Their Legal Advisors

    • Date: 29/06/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Plans to start a multibillion-pound fracking industry in Britain have suffered a setback after councillors defied their own legal advisors by rejecting an application for the first drilling site. Members of Lancashire County Council’s development control committee voted 10-4 to reject an application by Cuadrilla to drill and hydraulically fracture up to four exploratory wells […]

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