• Green Madness: Steel Industry ‘Likely To Die’, Trade Body Boss Tells MPs

    • Date: 28/10/15
    • Press Association

    The steel industry is like a patient on an operating table and is “likely to die” without urgent help, the Government has been told. The stark warning was given by Gareth Stace, director of trade body UK Steel during evidence to a committee of MPs. He said that a fifth of the sector’s UK workforce […]

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  • UK Parliament To Debate Abolition Of Department of Energy and Climate Change

    • Date: 26/10/15
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    In Whitehall parlance it is known as “mogging” — slamming together or scrapping departments to save cash. Speculation about machinery of government changes is set to reach a fever pitch this week as MPs debate a private member’s bill on the abolition of the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The bill, introduced by the […]

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  • Britain’s Power Failure

    • Date: 25/10/15
    • Danny Fortson, The Sunday Times

    The average household energy bill has risen to £1,344 a year, up from £954 in 2007. The increase has come despite a steep drop in fuel prices caused by America’s shale revolution. […] On a Tuesday in late July, Amber Rudd sat down for a grilling by the Commons energy and climate change committee.The MPs […]

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  • UK Manufacturers Blame Green Taxes For Making Steel Crisis Worse

    • Date: 25/10/15
    • Jon Rees, Mail on Sunday

    A third of UK steel makers’ electricity bills are green taxes. This is set to rise to half by 2020. British steel makers’ costs far outstrip those of Continental rivals, while the European Union’s response to Chinese steel dumping is inadequate, bosses and unions will tell MPs this week. They will appear before the Business, […]

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  • The Human Race Is Doing Pretty Well. Just Look At The Data.

    • Date: 24/10/15
    • Krithika Varagur, Huffington Post

    Marian Tupy founded HumanProgress.org to show how the state of humanity has improved in almost every way over time. Stories are subjective, but numbers don’t lie, right? Marian Tupy disagrees. An economist and senior policy analyst at the libertarian CATO Institute in Washington, D.C., Tupy was born in Czechoslovakia, grew up in South Africa and […]

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  • Green Madness: UK Electricity Prices Are Now Highest In Europe

    • Date: 24/10/15
    • Kate Palmer, The Daily Telegraph

    Failing competition and expensive Government projects mean our pre-tax electricity costs oustrip every EU country, for the first time. Expensive policies designed to slash our reliance on fossil fuels are disproportionately driving up bills compared to other countries, experts say. Domestic electricity prices are now the highest in the Europe and 52pc more than median […]

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  • High Energy Costs Have ‘Massive Impact On UK Steel Industry’

    • Date: 23/10/15
    • Laura Buckley, Energy Live News

    High energy costs in the UK have a “massive impact” on the nation’s steel industry. That’s according to Gareth Stace, Director of trade association UK Steel, who spoke to ELN following yesterday’s announcement to cut jobs at Tata Steel. He said the UK “probably pays double for energy compared to what they do in France and Germany”. Mr Stace […]

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  • Madness: Households’ Green Energy Bills To Double By 2020

    • Date: 22/10/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    The cost to households of subsidising wind and solar farms and other low-carbon power will more than double to £105 a year by 2020 and could reach £140 by 2030, according to the Committee on Climate Change. The total subsidy for green electricity is likely to rise from £4 billion last year to £9 billion […]

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