• UK Shale Faces Another Legal Hurdle

    • Date: 05/09/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Britain’s efforts to get fracking for shale gas have suffered a fresh delay after it emerged a legal challenge against the only approved project will not be heard until the end of November. Shale explorer Third Energy had hoped it might start work at its Kirby Misperton site in North Yorkshire as soon as the […]

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  • Premature Ejaculation: UN Chief Ban Ki Moon Says Climate Scepticism Is Over

    • Date: 04/09/16
    • Reuters

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Sunday that climate change scepticism is over, the day after the United States joined China to ratify the Paris agreement to curb climate-warming emissions. UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki Moon speaks during a press conference at the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China on Sept 4, 2016.PHOTO: EPA Climate change skeptics […]

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  • Britain Likely To Miss Climate Target As Motorists Shun Electric Cars

    • Date: 01/09/16
    • Peter Campbell, Financial Times

    Motorists are shunning electric cars despite a generous subsidy, leaving MPs with “no confidence” that Britain will meet its climate change targets by the middle of the century. Britain has a legally binding obligation to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 compared with 1990 levels. To meet these targets, about […]

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  • UK Government Hopes ‘The Internet Of Energy’ May Help Keep The Lights On

    • Date: 31/08/16
    • John Glenday, The Drum

    The UK government is pinning its hopes on a ‘smart energy’ revolution to help keep the lights on as a generation of power stations reach the end of their serviceable lives. Faced with a resulting energy gap and consequent blackouts, ministers are scrambling for innovative means of managing consumption by working with the ‘internet of […]

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  • Scotland’s North Sea Revenues Collapse By 97%

    • Date: 25/08/16
    • Sky News

    The Scottish government’s revenues from North Sea oil and gas collapsed by 97% to just £60m in the last financial year, according to new figures that have been seized on by pro-union politicians. Receipts from the industry collapsed from a level of £1.8bn in 2014/15, according to the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland (GERS) data, […]

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  • Scientists Proven Wrong? Great Barrier Reef Found Relatively Unaffected By Global Warming

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Great Barrier Reef tourist operators found less than 5 percent of the natural wonder has died off from “bleaching,” despite claims from scientists that most of the reef had been killed off by the effects of global warming. “Scientists had written off that entire northern section as a complete white-out,’’ Chris Eade, owner of the […]

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  • Sir Antony Jay, Co-Author Of Yes Minister (1930 – 2016)

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Sir Antony Jay, co-creator of political comedies Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, has died at the age of 86. Antony Jay in 2011, photo Rex A representative said: “Sir Antony Jay CVO CBE died peacefully on Sunday evening after a long illness. He was surrounded by his wife and family.” Jay began his career in the BBC’s […]

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  • Emergency Winter Electricity Scheme Cancelled

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

    One of the flagship schemes for keeping Britain’s lights on this winter has been cancelled at the last moment due to a lack of demand, illustrating the difficulties policymakers are having in balancing the UK’s electricity supplies. National Grid had promised to pay organisations that were willing to turn off or turn down equipment this […]

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