• 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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  • Welcome to Dark Age Britain: Anti-Frackers Demand Research Ban On Shale Gas

    • Date: 12/08/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    It was just a question of time before radical greens would demand an end to scientific research into fields and areas they categorically oppose. In the latest show of dark age mentalities in Green Britain, anti-fracking campaigners are demanding that a new scientific research centre in the North West of England should be banned from […]

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  • UK Growth Boosted By Warmer Weather

    • Date: 11/08/18
    • BBC News

    Economic growth in the UK picked up in the three months to June as construction and services were lifted by the warmer weather, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The economy grew by 0.4% in the period, compared with a rate of 0.2% in the first quarter of the year. However, the ONS […]

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  • Rejected Shale Gas Investor & Britain’s Wealthiest Businessman Is ‘Leaving The Country & Taking His Fortune To Monaco’

    • Date: 09/08/18
    • Daily Mail

    Britain’s wealthiest man is leaving the country and taking his £21 billion fortune to Monaco, it was reported last night. The British-born industrialist has failed in a legal bid to overturn Scotland’s ban on shale gas fracking. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the petrochemical engineer who was labelled the UK’s richest individual, has decided to move to […]

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  • Hot Summer, UK Deaths and Climate Policy

    • Date: 06/08/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Once again, climate change policy is causing more harm than climate change Over the weekend, the graph below attracted my attention. It shows the provisional deaths figure by week for England and Wales and because it is issued only two weeks in arrears, captures much of the recent heatwave: It’s been a killer summer. Exhibit […]

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