• UK Small Business Energy Costs Have Increased 43% And Price Cap Could Make It Worse

    • Date: 18/05/17
    • Zlata Rodionova, The Independent

    Planned crackdown on energy prices could see even more crippling costs for British small and medium-sized companies The proposed government crackdown on energy prices is unlikely to combat a steep increase in energy costs that are hampering small and medium-sized businesses, according to a new study. Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this month confirmed that the Conservative manifesto will include […]

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  • Energy Price Cap Could Mean 5,000 – 10,000 Job Losses – Deutsche Bank

    • Date: 15/05/17
    • Reuters

    Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposal to cap household energy prices if she is re-elected in June could mean a 600 million pound a year hit to the earnings of the country’s “Big Six” energy companies and thousands of job cuts, Deutsche Bank said on Monday. It could also result in job losses for the retail […]

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  • Lifting Scottish Govt’s Fracking Ban ‘Would Spark £10 Billion Boom’

    • Date: 11/05/17
    • The Scotsman

    Lifting the Scottish Government’s fracking moratorium would create 3,100 jobs, see £6.5 billion spent in Scotland create an additional £4bn in tax receipts, the industry body representing the UK’s onshore oil and gas sector has said. The United Kingdom Onshore Oil and Gas (UKOOG) believes there is a “significant economic opportunity” to be exploited if the […]

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  • Please Sign & Support Our Petition: Let’s Scrap Expensive EU Renewable Energy Targets

    • Date: 10/05/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Today, the Global Warming Policy Forum is starting a campaign, calling on the next government to scrap the EU Renewable Energy Directive.   Please support our online petition and sign here. PETITION The first priority of British energy policy should be to ensure cheap and reliable energy.   Renewable energy levies have made this impossible by […]

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  • May Faces Backlash Over Energy Price Cap

    • Date: 09/05/17
    • The Times

    Theresa May will press ahead today with a promise to cap energy prices for 17 million households despite warnings that the move could force up bills for other customers. The Conservative general election manifesto will include a pledge to regulate the maximum costs of standard variable tariffs, the default deals for the two thirds of […]

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  • Lord Lawson Says Energy Price Cap Is ‘Crazy’

    • Date: 09/05/17
    • BBC News

    Theresa May has vowed to end the “injustice” of rising energy costs by promising a cap on standard variable tariffs in the Tory election manifesto. Former Conservative chancellor Lord Lawson says the idea is “crazy” and the government should concentrate on reducing bills by sourcing more energy from the cheapest and most reliable technologies. The […]

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  • Another Green Fiasco: Millions Of ‘Smart’ Meters Going Dumb

    • Date: 06/05/17
    • Katie Morley, The Daily Telegraph

    Millions of smart meters installed in British households under the Government’s flagship scheme to tackle climate change may need to be replaced due to an IT bungle. For the first time major energy suppliers have admitted that some of the 8 million “first generation” smart meters fitted in households are incompatible with a new nation […]

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  • English Vineyards Report ‘Catastrophic’ Damage After Severe April Frost

    • Date: 03/05/17
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    English winemakers are reporting “catastrophic” crop damage after the worst frost in a generation wiped out at least half of this year’s grape harvest. From the Guardian: English winemakers are reporting “catastrophic” crop damage after the worst frost in a generation wiped out at least half of this year’s grape harvest. Chris White, the chief […]

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