• Subsidy Cut Deals Blow To UK Wind Farms

    • Date: 21/11/18
    • Emily Gosden, The Times

    The government has slashed the financial support on offer for new offshore wind farms, forcing developers to find further cost savings if their projects are to proceed. Claire Perry, the energy minister, said that the government aimed to “secure more energy from renewables for less” after announcing that it would award subsidy contracts worth up […]

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  • UK Media Refuses To Correct The Record On Flawed Climate Paper

    • Date: 19/11/18
    • Press Release, GWPF

    Mainstream media is silent on errors in flawed climate scare story London, 19 November: The Global Warming Policy Forum today slammed the UK media for its failure to tell readers about errors in a widely reported global warming story.   Media outlets around the world reported new findings that suggested that the world’s oceans were […]

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  • UK Electricity Prices Could Double Due To EU Court Ruling

    • Date: 18/11/18
    • The Sunday Times

    Electricity prices could double after the government suspended the UK’s system for ensuring there is a back-up power supply, experts have warned. The wholesale power price could hit £121 per megawatt hour (MWh) by next winter unless the so-called capacity market is reinstated, according to a report — risking higher energy bills for millions. The […]

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  • European Court Ruling Throws UK Back-Up Power Plants Into Chaos

    • Date: 16/11/18
    • The Times

    Britain’s scheme for keeping the lights on through the winter has been thrown into chaos after a European court forced it to be suspended, triggering fears over security of supply. The government said that its “capacity market” scheme, which pays power station owners subsidies to guarantee that they are available to generate electricity if needed, had been […]

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  • UK Must Halt Back-Up Power Scheme After EU Court Ruling

    • Date: 15/11/18
    • Reuters

    Britain must halt a back-up power scheme aimed at avoiding electricity shortages pending a further investigation by European Union regulators, an EU court ruled on Thursday, which sent shares in UK energy companies tumbling. The judgment by the EU’s General Court annuls a decision by the European Commission, which had said Britain’s so-called power capacity […]

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  • Britain’s Green Car Fiasco: Subsidised Plug-In Cars May Never Have Been Charged

    • Date: 10/11/18
    • BBC News

    Tens of thousands of plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) bought with generous government grants may be burning as much fuel as combustion-engine cars. ​Data compiled for the BBC suggests that such vehicles in corporate fleets averaged just 40 miles per gallon (mpg), when they could have done 130. Many drivers may never have unwrapped their charging cables, […]

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  • All The Times We Had Just Months To Save The Planet

    • Date: 09/11/18
    • Gaia Fawkes

    The BBC’s left wing topical comedy ‘Mash Report’ programme this week went hard on the UN’s alarming suggestion that we just have twelve years left to save the planet. To Guido it all sounded very familiar… Andrew Simms told us a year later that we had “only 100 months to avoid disaster.” Meaning time ran out in 2016… Al Gore told us that we […]

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  • Collapse Of UK Renewable Energy Investment Continues

    • Date: 08/11/18
    • Infrastructure Intelligence

    In the UK, renewables investment dropped by 46% year-on-year in the third quarter. The UK has slipped down one position to eighth in the latest EY Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI), following a marked slowdown in clean energy investment ahead of the planned departure from the EU. Now in its 16th year, the bi-annual […]

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