• IGas Begins Drilling Shale Well In Effort To Accelerate UK Fracking

    • Date: 27/11/18
    • Financial Times

    IGas, the UK’s largest onshore oil and gas producer, has started drilling the country’s third shale gas well in the north of England, as it seeks to follow Cuadrilla into fracking in the UK. The company on Tuesday began drilling on an appraisal well at Tinker Lane in North Nottinghamshire, which will be the first […]

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  • UK Homeowners Trapped By 25-Year Solar Panel Contracts

    • Date: 25/11/18

    Householders who lease their roofs to power firms find it hard or costly to move home Julie Griffiths* bought her wanted to reduce her carbon footprint by installing solar panels. The cost would have been a prohibitive £12,000, so she signed a deal to lease part of her roof to a solar power company, which […]

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  • Is a Shale-Sized Oil Boom Hiding in Britain’s Atlantic Bedrock?

    • Date: 23/11/18
    • Bloomberg

    Maverick geologist Robert Trice believes there are billions of barrels of crude ready to drill from granite rock buried under the ocean floor On a sunny October morning, members of the The Geological Society pack an ornate lecture theater at their imposing headquarters on London’s Piccadilly. One of their number introduces a scientist who “needs no […]

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  • Ten Years On, The UK Climate Change Act Is Harming The Poor

    • Date: 22/11/18
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    London, 22 November: At an event last night in the House of Commons, the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) launched a new report, reviewing the economic and social impact after ten years of the UK’s Climate Change Act (CCA).   The Climate Change Act at Ten: History’s Most Expensive Virtue Signal, written by Rupert Darwall, […]

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  • Subsidy Cut Deals Blow To UK Wind Farms

    • Date: 21/11/18
    • Emily Gosden, The Times

    The government has slashed the financial support on offer for new offshore wind farms, forcing developers to find further cost savings if their projects are to proceed. Claire Perry, the energy minister, said that the government aimed to “secure more energy from renewables for less” after announcing that it would award subsidy contracts worth up […]

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  • UK Media Refuses To Correct The Record On Flawed Climate Paper

    • Date: 19/11/18
    • Press Release, GWPF

    Mainstream media is silent on errors in flawed climate scare story London, 19 November: The Global Warming Policy Forum today slammed the UK media for its failure to tell readers about errors in a widely reported global warming story.   Media outlets around the world reported new findings that suggested that the world’s oceans were […]

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  • UK Electricity Prices Could Double Due To EU Court Ruling

    • Date: 18/11/18
    • The Sunday Times

    Electricity prices could double after the government suspended the UK’s system for ensuring there is a back-up power supply, experts have warned. The wholesale power price could hit £121 per megawatt hour (MWh) by next winter unless the so-called capacity market is reinstated, according to a report — risking higher energy bills for millions. The […]

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  • 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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