• It’s All Over: Britain Axes £1bn Carbon Capture & Storage Funding

    • Date: 25/11/15
    • Reuters

    Britain has scrapped plans to spend up to 1 billion pounds ($1.5 billion) to help commercialize the technology for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and storing them underground, the government said on Wednesday, putting two major projects at risk of being canceled. The announcement comes just days before negotiators from more than 190 […]

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  • Green Britain: National Grid Facing Winter Energy Crunch

    • Date: 25/11/15
    • Sky News

    National Grid expects to activate special alerts to keep the lights on up to ten times this winter as the UK faces a tightening power supply, MPs have been told. Executives cannot not rule out an increased risk if temperatures plummet unexpectedly. The network already faced an energy crunch earlier this month when it had to […]

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  • 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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