• 48,000 Brits Dead After Worst Winter In 42 Years

    • Date: 08/04/18
    • Hayley Coyle, Daily Star

    The UK is being hit by its worst winter death toll in 42 years, new research says. It is estimated that 20,275 Brits more than average died between December and March. An additional 2,000 deaths more than average were expected due to cold conditions between March 23 and 31, this winter’s average death rates show. […]

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  • Horizontal Drilling Comes To The UK, But Fracking Must Wait For Green Light

    • Date: 06/04/18
    • Ian Lewis, Petroleum Economist

    Pioneering driller Cuadrilla is optimistic over shale gas well prospects Cuadrilla Resources says it has moved closer towards launching the UK’s first major fracking project by drilling the country’s first ever horizontal shale gas well at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire, north-west England. The company hasn’t been cleared to carry out hydraulic fracturing, which has […]

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  • Green Policies Blamed For Rising UK Electricity Prices: GWPF Calls For Inquiry

    • Date: 03/04/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today noted that Opus Energy has in the last week written to its customers increasing prices by 7.5% even to those on fixed term contracts, blaming increases in subsidies to renewables, and other related government energy and climate policies. [1] Combined with a price increase in March 2017 for […]

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  • Cuadrilla Completes Drilling of UK’s First Horizontal Shale Gas Well

    • Date: 03/04/18
    • Rigzone

    Cuadrilla revealed Tuesday that it has successfully completed drilling the UK’s first ever horizontal shale gas well at its exploration site at Preston New Road in Lancashire. The well was drilled through the Lower Bowland shale at a depth of approximately 8,858 feet below ground and extends laterally for around 2,624 feet through the shale […]

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  • David Cameron Remains Optimistic For British Fracking

    • Date: 29/03/18
    • Platts

    He blames green campaigners for delays, but believes industry will eventually take off in the UK — not least because it’s in Britain’s national interest. The former prime minister, David Cameron, told US oil executives that fracking would make the UK ‘more competitive, more energy independent, less reliant on Russian gas’. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/PA Emulating […]

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  • Wind Turbines May Grow Twice As Tall

    • Date: 27/03/18
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Dozens of wind farms could be rebuilt with turbines twice the height of existing ones under plans to keep sites operating for at least another 20 years. More than 750 turbines at 60 sites are coming to the end of their operational lives, with less than five years remaining of the 20-year period for which […]

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  • Europe Feels The Heat As Russia Standoff Risks Energy Crisis

    • Date: 25/03/18
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Behind the glass-paned curve, desks stand bare. They used to house traders, employed by one of the most powerful energy companies in the world, negotiating the deals that resulted in cargoes of liquefied natural gas arriving in Britain. But now the chairs are empty. It wasn’t long ago that Russia’s Gazprom had one of the […]

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  • Scottish Power Chief: You’re Bonkers If You Think We Will Build Offshore Wind ‘Subsidy-Free’

    • Date: 21/03/18
    • The Energyst

    Scottish Power chief executive Keith Anderson has questioned the apparent obsession with achieving ‘subsidy-free’ renewables, warning it will not happen any time soon for technologies such as offshore wind. Anderson took part in a panel debate around ‘post-subsidy’ renewables at Aurora’s Spring Conference. Asked which markets are most attractive to parent company Iberdrola in terms […]

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