• Britain set to give green light to new nuclear plant at Sizewell

    • Date: 31/10/20
    • BBC News

    The government is close to giving the green light to a new nuclear power station at Sizewell in Suffolk. The BBC has learned that talks with the Sizewell contractor, EDF, have intensified in recent weeks. This comes after the collapse of projects in Anglesey and Cumbria when Japanese firms Hitachi and Toshiba pulled out. Government […]

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  • ‘First plasma’ achieved at UK’s nuclear fusion experiment

    • Date: 30/10/20
    • BBC News

    A pioneering nuclear fusion experiment based in Oxfordshire has been switched on for the first time. Mast Upgrade could clear some of the hurdles to delivering clean, limitless energy for the grid. Fusion differs from fission, the technology used by existing nuclear power plants, because it could release vast amounts of energy with little associated […]

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  • BBC’s Roger Harrabin criticised for political activism ‘masquerading as science’

    • Date: 29/10/20
    • GWPF

    Mallen Baker, the former co-chair of the Green Party, has criticised the BBC’s Roger Harrabin’s for “public policy activism masquerading as science” – pushing a position, while pretending to be reporting expert evidence.

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  • Extinction Rebellion doorstep David Attenborough after he criticises their extremism

    • Date: 27/10/20
    • The Times

    Members of Extinction Rebellion tried to confront Sir David Attenborough at home after he criticised its tactics. Sir David, 94, said last month that he agreed with the environmental group’s message but its law-breaking protests could alienate many people and deter them from taking action needed to save the planet. Asked on BBC Breakfast about Extinction Rebellion’s actions, such […]

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  • Wind farms owners cash in on coronavirus grants

    • Date: 26/10/20
    • BBC News

    Fifty-two Northern Ireland wind turbine owners have received emergency coronavirus funding from Stormont. A £10,000 payment was sent automatically to any business in receipt of small business rates relief. The sector has subsequently been ruled ineligible by the Department for the Economy, after over £500,000 was paid. The department said it is trying to recover […]

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  • ‘Green Recovery’ flop: Another UK wind farm deal collapses

    • Date: 22/10/20
    • The Times

    A deal for BiFab fabrication yards to build structures for a £2 billion offshore wind farm has collapsed, according to union leaders. BiFab was to manufacture eight turbine jackets at its yards in Methil, Fife, as part of the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) project developed by EDF Renewables. Gary Smith, GMB Scotland secretary, and Pat Rafferty, […]

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  • New study: Climate experts fly more often than other scientists

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • The Times

    Scientists who specialise in climate change fly more than other researchers, according to a study by Cardiff University that has prompted calls for them “to look in the mirror” before demanding that others cut emissions. Climate scientists take about five flights a year on average for work while other researchers take four. Climate professors catch […]

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  • Macron threatens UK with energy blockade

    • Date: 19/10/20
    • Daily Express

    French president Emmanuel Macron confirmed that the EU would launch a devastating energy embargo against the UK if Boris Johnson refuses to give in on fisheries. Emmanuel Macron reacted furiously to Boris Johnson’s claims that trade talks are “over” between the UK and EU. Mr Macron has played hardball in the talks on fisheries, insisting […]

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