• Dieter Helm To Head Government Energy Costs Review

    • Date: 12/07/17
    • The Guardian

    Selection of Oxford University economist Dieter Helm may be controversial because of his criticism of wind and solar power An academic who is a vocal critic of the costs of renewable power has been selected by the government to head a landmark review of the cost of energy in the UK. Dieter Helm, an economist […]

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  • Fracking Could Begin In London After Shale Discovery Claim

    • Date: 11/07/17
    • London Evening News

    An energy company today claimed to have identified natural gas “worth millions” under an industrial estate in London, raising the prospect of the capital’s first fracking operation. London Local Energy believes there are oil and gas deposits below Artesian Close Industrial Estate in Willesden. It now wants a Petroleum Exploration and Development Licence from regulator the Oil […]

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  • Briefing: State of UK Shale Developments

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

    The GWPF has published a new briefing note on the state of the United Kingdom’s shale gas and oil developments. It reveals that while the industry is engaged in exploration activities, there have been some promising new developments which suggest that the sector is entering a critical phase. Chief among these are new planning permissions […]

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  • Reality Check: Climate Change Not An Objective For UK At G20

    • Date: 07/07/17
    • The Independent

    The Prime Minister has been accused of a “dereliction of duty” after revealing that climate change has been excluded from her top priorities at this weekend’s G20 summit. Theresa May left it off her list of key objectives despite the issue likely becoming the central task of the meeting of world leaders, following Donald Trump’s […]

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  • U.S. Shale Revolution Has Arrived In Britain

    • Date: 06/07/17
    • Financial Times

    The UK is set to receive its first big US liquefied natural gas shipment this week, as growing US supplies of the super-cooled fuel find new buyers in Europe. The LNG cargo from the Sabine Pass facility in the Gulf of Mexico will arrive at the Isle of Grain terminal around July 8, according to […]

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  • Will 2017 Be the Year the UK Finally Embraces Shale?

    • Date: 05/07/17
    • The American Interest

    One British oil and gas company would like to think so. As the FT reports, IGas is moving to start exploratory drilling in a shale formation in the East Midlands region of England: The London-listed company has approval for exploratory wells at two sites in the East Midlands, in partnership with Total, the French oil and gas […]

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  • Glenfell: Clad In Climate Change Politics

    • Date: 27/06/17
    • James Heartfield, Spiked

    Might CO2 targets be behind the fad for flammable cladding? After the Grenfell disaster, local authorities are busy checking their housing stock for fire risks. Rightly, they are looking at the estates and blocks that have been retro-fitted with external cladding, which has been identified as a probable key factor in spreading the fire at […]

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  • UK Car Owners Face New Road Taxes To Make Up Lost Tax From Electric Cars

    • Date: 26/06/17
    • The Times

    A national system of road tolls should be introduced to meet a £170 billion shortfall in fuel tax over the next 13 years, a think tank has told ministers. Researchers say that an increase in the number of electric cars will lead to a drop in sales of petrol and diesel, on which tax is […]

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