• Michael Gove: Global Warming Will Be Great For British Wine

    • Date: 04/08/18
    • ITV News

    Chalky soil and unusually high temperatures could provide British consumers with English sparkling wine to rival the finest French champagne post-Brexit, Michael Gove said. The Environment Secretary said a change in climate will see a “bumper harvest” for UK-produced sparkling wine this year, as he took part in a debate at BBC Countryfile Live in […]

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  • British Government Finally Gives Green Light To Fracking Shale Gas

    • Date: 24/07/18
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – Shale gas developer Cuadrilla on Tuesday became the first operator in Britain to receive final consent from the government to frack an onshore horizontal exploration well. The government said it had granted approval for so-called hydraulic fracturing to take place at Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in northwest England. “I have carefully […]

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  • Another Green Fiasco: Doubts Over Smart Energy Meter Benefits Hit UK Firm’s Stock

    • Date: 23/07/18
    • Bloomberg

    Shares in a U.K. company tapping the growing demand for smart energy meters dropped on Monday after a report from a group of lawmakers cast doubt on their financial benefit. The devices, which display how much gas and electricity are being used and automatically send data to suppliers, are now expected to save homeowners an […]

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  • UK’s Pension Fund Association Rejects Climate Change Law For Investment Decisions

    • Date: 23/07/18
    • The Actuary

    The UK’s pension fund trade body has argued that new regulations governing how trustees invest £1.5trn in assets should exclude explicit reference to climate change. The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) said including climate change specifically in a new law could “confuse” trustees by unintentionally narrowing their focus. This could cause them to disregard other environmental, […]

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  • Britain Dumps Recycled Plastic Waste Abroad, With Toxic Consequences

    • Date: 22/07/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    UK plastic waste burnt in open fires in Poland When the fire took hold of the rubbish dump in an industrial area outside Warsaw, the column of dense, black smoke was visible from more than 30 miles away. Firefighters from the town of Zgierz, 80 miles southwest of the Polish capital, fought the blaze for […]

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  • Smart meter savings are paltry

    • Date: 21/07/18
    • BBC News

    People who have smart meters installed are expected to save an average of £11 annually on their energy bills, much less than originally hoped. A report from a parliamentary group now predicts a dual fuel saving of £26. In a critical report, the 92 MPs and peers also said the government was likely to miss its […]

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  • Climate Campaigners Lose High Court Battle Over CO2 Target

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • Belfast Telegraph

    Charity Plan B Earth brought legal action against the UK Government’s stance on the 2050 carbon target, but a judge ruled the case was ‘unarguable’. Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley addresses environmental campaigners ahead of Plan B Earth’s High Court challenge (Sian Harrison/PA) Environmental campaigners have lost their High Court challenge against the Government over […]

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  • UK Government Dithering Over Shale Gas Is ‘A Farce’

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the news that onshore gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has completed the drilling of its second shale well. The well, at the company’s site in Preston Hall in Lancashire, could represent the start of a revolution in the UK’s energy supply, reducing dependence on gas imports and providing […]

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