• UK Energy Cost Review Turns Into Farce Before It Has Even Started

    • Date: 06/08/17
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Green taxes which are blamed for adding up to £150 to every power bill will not be cut as the result of a government review of rising energy bills announced today. Dieter Helm, an Oxford academic and critic of wind and solar power, has been hired to lead the official review of energy bills – […]

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  • Green Policies Cost More Than The Gas Does

    • Date: 04/08/17

    British Gas believes that the cost of complying with green legislation will soon cost more than the gas it supplies to customers British Gas’s row with the government deepened after the company claimed that energy policies would soon account for more of an electricity bill than wholesale costs. Britain’s biggest energy supplier has been at […]

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  • UK Government In Trouble As Green Subsidies Are Blamed For Rising Energy Bills

    • Date: 02/08/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Green taxes will cost households almost £150 from next year, British Gas has claimed as it blamed the Government for a huge rise in electricity bills for three million of its customers. Britain’s biggest supplier announced that from September electricity prices will increase by 12.5 per cent, adding £76 to the typical annual bill. The company […]

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  • Anti-Fracking Activists Face Prison Threat Over Obstruction

    • Date: 01/08/17
    • The Times

    Anti-fracking protesters face the threat of prison if they obstruct Ineos’s efforts to explore for shale gas after it secured wide-ranging injunctions to protect its operations. The petrochemicals group, which is preparing to drill for shale at several sites in the UK, said that it had decided to seek legal protection after an escalation of […]

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  • At Last: Shale Drilling Set To Begin In Britain

    • Date: 29/07/17
    • UPI

    Cuadrilla Resources says its drilling rig is on site and ready to tap into a natural gas basin in Lancashire. Drilling is set to begin in a British shale natural gas basin, where Cuadrilla Resources said there is no precedent in the country. Photo courtesy of Cuadrilla Resources With its drilling rig on site, a […]

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  • Green Misanthropes Urge Kate Middleton & Prince William Not To Have More Kids

    • Date: 28/07/17
    • Daily Express

    Prince William and Kate have been urged not to have a third child in an open letter calling for them to “lead by example” and stop at two children. Citing environmental reasons like climate change, the open letter urges Prince William and Kate to “consider forgoing having a third child… in favour of modelling a smaller, […]

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  • Britain’s First Commercial Shale Well Set To Be Drilled

    • Date: 28/07/17
    • Financial Times

    The first commercial fracking well in the UK is set to be drilled within weeks in spite of strong opposition from protesters at the site near Blackpool. Lorries brought a drilling rig to the Lancashire site of shale gas explorer Cuadrilla during the early hours of Thursday under police escort, before anti-fracking activists could block […]

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  • UK Government’s Electric Car Plans Could Cost More Than £200bn

    • Date: 26/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Plans to end the sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 started to unravel today as it emerged 10,000 wind turbines or 10 nuclear power stations would need to be built to power their electric replacements. National Grid, which manages the UK’s power supply, said in a report that peak demand for electricity could increase by […]

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