• Going Native: British Police Join Anti-Fracking Campaign

    • Date: 25/07/17
    • The Times

    A police and crime commissioner has been accused of abusing his position because his force stopped sending officers to protect a fracking site hit by protests after he intervened. Arfon Jones, 62, was an anti-fracking campaigner and took part in a protest in Lancashire before being elected as commissioner for North Wales last year. His […]

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  • Chicken Little: Green Ministers May Block UK-US Trade Deal Over EU Food Scares

    • Date: 24/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Cabinet split over whether to allow the import of controversial “chlorine washed” chicken could cause a major stumbling block in Liam Fox’s trade talks with the US today. Dr Fox wants to allow the import of poultry treated with a chlorine wash process, which is currently banned under EU rules. It is more than one-fifth cheaper than […]

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  • Green Jobs Growth Slows Amid Government Paralysis

    • Date: 24/07/17
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    The pace of green jobs growth in the UK has plunged to its lowest level in five years as ministers dither over a raft of decisions on the future of a renewable energy industry battered by subsidy cuts. The number of jobs in wind, solar, biofuel and other clean power companies rose to just under […]

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  • Tourists Shun Scottish Regions Hit By Wind Turbine ‘Blight’

    • Date: 19/07/17
    • The Times

    More than half of tourists to Scotland would rather not visit scenic areas dominated by man-made structures such as wind farms, a YouGov poll suggests. A survey carried out on behalf of the John Muir Trust (JMT) found that 55% of respondents were “less likely” to venture into areas of the countryside industrialised by giant […]

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  • Lord Turnbull & The Bishop Of Chester On Reforming The Electricity Market

    • Date: 19/07/17
    • House of Lords -- Hansard

    House of Lords debate on the Report from the Economic Affairs Committee The Price of Power: Reforming the Electricity Market — House of Lords 17 July 2017 Lord Turnbull (CB) My Lords, energy and climate policy displays a great deal of groupthink and a reluctance to challenge long-held assumptions, even when the evidence changes. So it was […]

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  • Why Shale Development Is Good For Your Community

    • Date: 17/07/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Shale will mean MORE money for local services The planned Shale Wealth Fund will mean that at least 10% of the tax proceeds of shale wells will go to local communities, and there are plans for this proportion to increase. This could deliver as much as £10m to local communities with wells located nearby.   […]

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  • Campaign Against Fracking In Derbyshire Dealt Another Blow

    • Date: 15/07/17
    • Derbyshire Times

    The campaign against plans to carry out fracking in a north east Derbyshire village has been dealt another blow. A Government minister has confirmed that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) is not required for the site, on privately-owned land off Bramley Moor Lane, Marsh Lane, near Eckington. Chemical firm Ineos has applied to Derbyshire County […]

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  • Brave Green World: Ban Could Be Placed On Charging Electric Cars During Peak Times

    • Date: 14/07/17
    • Joe Finnerty, The Sun

    Electricity demand could rise by a third by 2050 with bans in place on when electric cars can be charged, experts have warned. The surge in plug-in motors popularity could cause “challenges” for energy providers, according to National Grid forecasts. Electric cars will have to be charged at certain times to avoid blackouts   By […]

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