• 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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  • Big Breakthrough: Cuadrilla Extracts First Shale Gas At English Fracking Site

    • Date: 02/11/18
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – Cuadrilla extracted its first shale gas from its site in northwest England, it said on Friday, after it began fracking operations there just over two weeks ago. Cuadrilla said the gas flows were small but coming at such an early stage of the project were evidence of the potential of the site. […]

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  • More Misleading Alarmism From BBC And Met Office

    • Date: 02/11/18
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism

    The BBC Radio 4 headline at 7am this morning opened with “The Met Office says Britain’s weather is becoming more extreme” Yes, this was top of the headline news. The news bulletin then started with “A new Met Office report says the UK has experienced more weather extremes over the past ten years than in previous decades.” […]

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  • As Public Gets Used To Micro-Tremors Cuadrilla Wants Relaxation Of Quake Rules

    • Date: 30/10/18
    • The Times

    A fracking company is calling for the safety limits on earthquakes caused by its activity to be relaxed after it was forced to stop work because of a small tremor for the second time in four days. Cuadrilla caused what is described as a “microseismic event” measuring 1.1 on the Richter scale at Preston New […]

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