• UK’s First Deep Coal Mine For 30 Years Set To Be Approved

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The first deep coal mine to be dug in the UK in 30 years is likely to secure planning permission today in a move campaigners claim would undermine the Government’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050. A meeting of Cumbria county council is set to approve plans for the project at a site near […]

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  • UK Education Reform: ‘Cancel Culture’ Is A Form Of Bullying And ‘No Platforming’ An Attack On Free Speech, Pupils Will Be Taught

    • Date: 26/09/20
    • Daily Mail

    Teachers will tell pupils ‘cancel culture’ is not part of a ‘tolerant and free society’ Pupils will be taught that ‘cancel culture’ is a form of bullying and ‘no platforming’ an attack on our freedoms. As part of the Government’s drive to protect freedom of speech, secondary school students will learn that people with controversial opinions […]

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  • Coronavirus Delays UK Climate Plans As Key Priorities Shift

    • Date: 24/09/20
    • GWPF & Climate Home News

    Despite attempts by the green lobby to resurrect a moribund climate campaign, the UK government’s (mis)handling of the Covid-19 crisis appears to be shifting its climate agenda into the long grass. There is now a growing risk that the government’s radical new climate plans will be seen as prioritising a costly green agenda over managing […]

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  • Trade Union Calls For Halt To Building Offshore Wind Farms Amid Jobs & Costs Row

    • Date: 23/09/20
    • The National

    A trade union has called for a halt to new offshore wind farms until a local supply chain is established. GMB London echoed the growing anger from GMB Scotland after it was announced last week that contracts to supply turbine jackets for SSE’s offshore wind farm, Seagreen, in Angus, were awarded to firms in China […]

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  • Britain’s Nuclear Future In Limbo as Investors Walk Away

    • Date: 17/09/20
    • Bloomberg

    The cancellation of a British nuclear project heaped yet more pressure on the government to find a way to build the low-carbon power source that’s seen as a crucial part of the nation’s future energy mix. Hitachi Ltd.’s decision to pull the plug on its long planned Wylfa project leaves Electricite de France SA alone […]

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  • Hitachi Set to Exit UK Nuclear Power Project, Reports Say

    • Date: 15/09/20
    • Bloomberg

    Hitachi Ltd. is poised to withdraw from a proposed U.K. nuclear power plant, according to Japan’s Mainichi newspaper, the latest blow to the troubled project and the nation’s effort to replace its aging atomic fleet. Hitachi’s board will decide as soon as Wednesday to exit the Wylfa nuclear power project in Wales, Mainichi reported, citing an […]

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  • Australia: Labor Party Manifesto Drops Emissions Targets For 2030

    • Date: 15/09/20
    • The Australian

    Anthony Albanese has been given the green light to go to the next election without specific climate change targets for 2030, under an ALP draft policy platform that outlines plans to turn Australia into a “renewable energy superpower”. The party’s preliminary draft platform — obtained by The Australian — was backed by shadow cabinet this […]

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  • Petrol And Diesel Cars Could Be Made £1,500 More Expensive To Subsidise Electric Vehicles

    • Date: 14/09/20
    • Daily Mail

    A feasibility study commissioned by minsters on ways to accelerate the uptake of electric vehicles has suggested making new petrol and diesel cars £1,500 more expensive. The report, published by the Department for Transport this week, said the funds generated by the additional cost of motors with internal combustion engines could be used to subsidise […]

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