• Scottish Nationalists Under Pressure Over Shale Gas ‘Double Standards’

    • Date: 30/09/16
    • Simon Johnson, The Daily Telegraph

    Scotland faces being forced to rely on England for energy to keep its homes warm thanks to Nicola Sturgeon’s “double standards” on fracking, Ruth Davidson has warned. The first shale gas tanker from the US sailing under the Forth Rail Bridge before docking at Grangemouth this week CREDIT: PA The Scottish Conservative leader demanded the First Minister […]

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  • Renewable Energy Poses Growing Security Risk, GWPF Warns

    • Date: 29/09/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    In light of the statewide blackout in South Australia, the GWPF is warning that intermittent wind and solar energy pose a serious and growing energy security risk and threaten to undermine the reliability of electricity generation. A paper published by the GWPF two years ago (UK Energy Security: Myth and Reality) warned that the ability of […]

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  • Get Drilling! Fracking ‘Could Save UK Industry’, Says Ineos Boss

    • Date: 28/09/16
    • Jack Doyle, Daily Mail

    Britain should be extracting its own shale gas to boost the economy, the boss of a major refinery said last night – as the first imported shipment of the fuel arrived from the US. In a development that renewed calls for Britain to begin fracking, 27,500 cubic metres of gas arrived in Scotland on its […]

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  • First US Shale Gas Arrives In Britain

    • Date: 27/09/16
    • BBC News

    The first shipment of US shale gas is arriving in Scotland amid a fierce debate about the future of fracking in the UK.  The JS Ineos Insight, which is carrying shale gas from Pennsylvania to Scotland. A tanker carrying 27,500m3 of ethane from US shale fields is due to dock at Grangemouth, the refinery and […]

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  • Fracking Scare Stories Condemned By UK Watchdog

    • Date: 26/09/16
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    A green campaign group made a series of misleading claims about the health and environmental impacts of fracking, according to a damning draft ruling by the advertising watchdog. Friends of the Earth (FoE) failed to substantiate claims that fracking could cause cancer, contaminate water supplies, increase asthma rates and send house prices plummeting, the Advertising […]

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  • UK Ministers Consider Radical Price Controls On Big Six Energy Firms

    • Date: 24/09/16
    • Steve Hawkes, The Sun

    Ministers are considering radical plans to slap a wave of price controls on Big Six energy giants in an unprecedented shake up of the power market. The Sun can reveal Consumer Minister Margot James met with consumer groups and charities at a London summit to discuss options to protect millions of hard-up families. Senior sources […]

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  • First US Shale Gas To Arrive In Britain

    • Date: 23/09/16
    • Zainab Calcuttawala, OilPrice

    Gas extracted from shale fracked in the United States will arrive in Britain next week—a first for Britain—which could prompt Scotland to rethink its strong opposition to fracking. The petrochemicals company Ineos will deliver a shipment of ethane – a product used to create plastic, anti-freeze and detergents – next Tuesday. A lone Scots piper will […]

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  • Electric Car Sales Drop After UK Government Cuts Subsidies

    • Date: 20/09/16
    • Biofuels International

    Sales of electric cars have fallen sharply after the UK government cut a grant scheme that encouraged drivers to switch from petrol. According to Department for Transport statistics, between April and June 4,200 plug-in cars were sold – the lowest for two years. The government announced last year that it would extend grants for electric […]

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