• Britain’s Green Fiasco: £23 Billion Goes Up In Smoke As Green Energy Scheme Flops

    • Date: 16/05/18
    • Daily Mail

    Billions have been wasted in a drive to fit green boilers in homes which could have made air pollution worse, MPs warned last night. The scheme is expected to cost £23billion but only 60,000 boilers have been installed in the past four years. Half were boilers that burn biomass such as wood, which cause a […]

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  • Energy Crisis: More Than Half Of Smart Meters ‘Go Dumb’ After Switching

    • Date: 13/05/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Hundreds of thousands of people with smart meters have been unable to switch supplier without their meter “going dumb”. The £11bn smart meter roll-out was meant to make things simpler for customers and reduce energy usage, but many of those who switched supplier in a bid to save money found that their meter was incompatible […]

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  • Jim Ratcliffe: Shale Gas Can Revive Britain’s Depressed Northern Towns

    • Date: 13/05/18
    • The Sunday Times

    Shale gas could revive the depressed northern towns of Britain and be the catalyst for reviving Britain’s industry, says Jim Ratcliffe […]  Today, 13 of the 78 manufacturing sites Ineos operates are in the UK. Britain’s manufacturing malaise pains Ratcliffe — he draws a direct link between the collapse of industrial jobs in the north […]

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  • Scottish Government Accused Of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Approach To Fracking

    • Date: 11/05/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The petrochemical giant that runs Scotland’s biggest industrial complex has accused the Scottish Government of taking an “Alice in Wonderland” approach to fracking that is harming jobs and investment. Nicola Sturgeon and Paul Wheelhouse, her Energy Minister, last year described the decision to extend indefinitely a moratorium on the controversial practice as a “ban”. But […]

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  • Secret UK Push To Weaken EU Climate Laws

    • Date: 09/05/18
    • The Guardian

    A secret UK push to weaken key EU climate laws before Brexit risks scotching the bloc’s Paris commitments, MEPs say. The EU has committed to a 20% cut in its energy use by 2020 to be achieved by two directives, covering energy efficiency and buildings. But leaked documents seen by the Guardian show that Britain […]

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  • Barclays Hit By Solar Scandal

    • Date: 07/05/18
    • Emily Gosden, The Times

    Some buyers were misled into thinking rooftop panels would ‘pay for themselves’ Barclays Bank has become embroiled in a fresh mis-selling scandal after the ombudsman found evidence that some households were misled into taking out loans to put solar panels on their roof. The Financial Ombudsman Service said it had seen a significant increase in […]

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  • UK Green Energy Investment ‘Falls 56%’

    • Date: 03/05/18
    • reNews

    Green energy investments fell 56% in 2017 on the back of government policy changes ending onshore wind and solar subsidies, according to a report from law firm TLT. The ‘Clean Energy Investment Trends 2018’ report said that despite the policy change investment interest in UK renewables remains strong as the market adapts to a post-subsidy […]

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  • Victory For Free Speech: UK Minister Bans Students From Censoring Controversial Speakers

    • Date: 03/05/18
    • Eleanor Harding, Daily Mail

    Student zealots will be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years. Sam Gyimah, the universities minister, has announced tough new guidance which will see institutions disciplined if they allow valid debates to be shut down. He vowed to stamp out the ‘chilling’ trend of […]

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