• Victory For Free Speech: UK Minister Bans Students From Censoring Controversial Speakers

    • Date: 03/05/18
    • Eleanor Harding, Daily Mail

    Student zealots will be banned from censoring controversial speakers on campuses following the first ministerial intervention on free speech in 30 years. Sam Gyimah, the universities minister, has announced tough new guidance which will see institutions disciplined if they allow valid debates to be shut down. He vowed to stamp out the ‘chilling’ trend of […]

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  • Public Support for Extracting Shale Gas Increasing in UK

    • Date: 27/04/18
    • Rigzone

    Public support for extracting shale gas is increasing in the UK, according to the UK government’s latest Energy And Climate Change Public Attitude Tracker. Eighteen percent of respondents in the 25th wave of the public attitude tracker said they supported the activity, compared to 16 percent in the 24th wave. The most common reasons for […]

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  • BBC Axes ‘Human Planet’ After Admitting Scenes Were Faked

    • Date: 26/04/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The BBC has withdrawn Human Planet from distribution after admitting that the series faked scenes of an Indonesian hunter harpooning a whale. In all, there have been four fakery stories surrounding the series. Benjamin is show leaping from the boat with a harpoon CREDIT: BBC The natural history programme is currently available on Netflix but will be withdrawn […]

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  • Analysts Warn UK Government Policies Could Add Almost £200 To Energy Bills

    • Date: 16/04/18
    • Yahoo Finance

    Electricity bills could soar by £200 a year because of green policies and climbing wholesale prices. Analysts Aurora Energy Research said such government measures as a drive to cut emissions, installing smart meters, the impending energy price cap as well as rising wholesale gas prices was piling pressure on energy companies. It said the underlying […]

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  • Michael Gove Faces Backlash Over His Green Quango Proposal

    • Date: 14/04/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Michael Gove is facing a Cabinet backlash over his plans for a “green Brexit” amid concerns that it will lead to increased red tape and damage the economy after Brexit. The Environment Secretary has committed to an independent “world-leading” statutory body to maintain environmental standards after Brexit and “embed” protections for land, water and air in law. […]

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  • Defects Found At EDF’s Nuclear Reactor

    • Date: 10/04/18
    • The Times

    The new generation of nuclear reactors destined for Britain faced a setback today after a quality control failure was declared at one being built in France. EDF, the French electricity group, said it had detected defects with the welding at the European pressurised reactor (EPR) under construction at Flamanville in Normandy. The company said it […]

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  • Solar Farms Receive More Cash From Green Subsidies Than From Selling Energy

    • Date: 10/04/18
    • Daily Mail

    Britain’s biggest solar farms receive more cash from green subsidies than from selling the electricity they produce, figures reveal. Energy producers were encouraged to start solar farms with generous handouts funded by a ‘green levy’ on taxpayers’ bills. But many of them now make the majority of their cash from the subsidy – instead of […]

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  • UK Energy Poverty: Cost Of Green Subsidies Rises To £11.3 Billion

    • Date: 08/04/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    The Office for Budget Responsibility has just published the Spring Statement. It’s  Economic & Fiscal Outlook reveals that the cost of Environmental Levies this year will be £11.3bn, a rise of £2.0bn over the last financial year. 2.7 Environmental levies   £ billion   Outturn Forecast   2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 CRC […]

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