• Oh Dear: Artificial Intelligence Is Greater Concern Than Climate Change, Says New Head Of British Science Association

    • Date: 06/09/18
    • Sarah Knapton, The Daily Telegraph

    Artificial Intelligence is a greater concern than antibiotic resistance, climate change or terrorism for the future of Britain, the incoming president of the British Science Association has warned. Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of physics and public engagement at the University of Surrey, said the unprecedented technological progress in AI was ‘happening too fast’ without proper scrutiny or […]

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  • Oh Dear: Bullish UK Gas Prices Make Coal-Fired Power More Economical

    • Date: 05/09/18
    • S&P Global Platts

    London — Bullish NBP spot and winter contract gas prices have focused the power market’s attention on the UK’s coal-fired power plants, which have recently become more economical to run in the summer as well as in the winter. The gap between prompt NBP gas and the coal switching channel indicates that, if and when needed, […]

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  • Shale Rush: UK Local Government Pension Funds Invest £9bn In Fracking Companies

    • Date: 04/09/18
    • Financial Times

    Local UK council pension funds have more than £9bn invested in companies engaged in fracking, despite fierce debate over shale gas exploration. Some councils have more than 5 per cent of their funds invested in companies that use hydraulic fracturing to release gas from shale rock, according to research compiled by Platform London, 350 and […]

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  • GWPF Calls For Ban On Plastic Waste Exports

    • Date: 29/08/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    GWPF calls on UK Government and green NGOs to support a ban on plastic waste exports. London 29 August: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has called on the UK government and environmental NGOs to get behind a move to ban plastic waste exports, which are thought to be a significant contributor to marine waste.   The Norwegian […]

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  • Drax Flicks Switch On Fourth Biomass Unit in Yorkshire

    • Date: 21/08/18
    • Priyanka Shrestha, Energy Live News

    The UK’s largest wood-burning power station, Drax, has switched on a fourth biomass generation unit. Image: Drax Power The fourth biomass generation unit at Drax’s power station in Yorkshire has been switched on. Work got underway on the conversion of the coal unit to biomass in June at a cost of around £30 million – […]

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  • Bags of Wet Logs Banned in Fight Against Pollution

    • Date: 20/08/18
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Sales of cheap bags of logs that have not been fully dried will be banned under government plans to tackle air pollution. People with wood-burning stoves and open fires will have to pay more for authorised, ready-to-burn wood, which has been dried for two years, or buy very large loads of “wet wood”. Michael Gove, […]

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  • Wind Farms See a Slump In Returns

    • Date: 16/08/18
    • The Energy Advocate

    The record temperatures that have swept across the UK this summer are set to continue into October, potentially having a monumental impact to the country’s wind industry. Last month wind generated power was down by an average of 20%, according to weather data company Vaisala OYJ, with wind speeds in some parts of Europe down throughout 2018. […]

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  • Roger Harrabin Forced To Retract Latest BBC Lie

    • Date: 13/08/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    Readers may recall this BBC report from Roger Harrabin in May, which falsely stated that there was a ban on new onshore wind farms. This is an outright lie, promulgated by the renewable lobby and often repeated by the likes of Jillian Ambrose. I filed an official complaint with the BBC, along with one of […]

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