• British Government Scrutinises Energy Security Amid Russia Tensions

    • Date: 18/03/18
    • Jillian Ambrose, The Sunday Telegraph

    Government officials are undertaking a rash of reviews into energy security as political tensions between Russia and the UK continue to escalate. For the first time, the Government’s official quarterly energy report at the end of the month will lay bare the UK’s reliance on Russia for winter gas. Meanwhile, officials are in crunch talks […]

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  • ‘UK Must Boost Fracking To Reduce Reliance On Russian Energy’

    • Date: 17/03/18
    • Energy Live News

    The UK Government needs to speed up the development of fracking to improve the country’s energy security and make it less reliant on imports from Russia. That’s according to the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF), which says in light of the “crisis” in British-Russian relations, planning laws regarding the controversial energy source need to be changed as quickly […]

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  • Russia Crisis: GWPF Calls On Government To Speed Up UK Shale Development

    • Date: 16/03/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 16 March: In light of the crisis in British-Russian relations, the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is calling on the Government to get its act together and speed up the development of UK shale gas.   In a submission to the shale gas inquiry by the UK Parliament’s Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee, the GWPF […]

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  • Green Flop: Electric Car Sales Tumble Over Price And Plugs

    • Date: 16/03/18
    • The Times

    The number of electric cars sold in Britain has fallen by a third since the start of the year, amid concerns that motorists are being put off by high prices, limited battery range and a lack of roadside charging points. Industry figures show that fewer than 1,000 battery powered cars have been sold since January […]

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  • Scottish Wind Company Goes Bankrupt As UK Govt Cuts Green Subsidies

    • Date: 15/03/18
    • The National

    A wind turbine maker has collapsed citing international competition – and Westminster support cuts to the renewables industry. Gaia-Wind, which celebrated the roll-out of its 1000th device from Glasgow last April, has appointed a provisional liquidator. The company moved its operations to Scotland from Denmark seven years ago and had clients in countries including Tonga, Australia and Italy. Yesterday […]

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  • ‘Britain At The Mercy Of Russian Gas Giants’ As Reserves In Europe Reach Record Lows

    • Date: 15/03/18
    • Daily Mail

    A cold snap next week could leave the country at the mercy of Russian gas suppliers, experts have warned.   Plunging temperatures on Sunday and Monday are likely to send demand for gas soaring across the UK and Europe to heat and light homes. A report from the analysts S&P Platts warns that relying on Russia may […]

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  • British Govt Seeks Alternatives for Russian Natural Gas After Spy Scandal

    • Date: 14/03/18
    • Bloomberg

    The spy poisoning scandal in the U.K. is spilling into energy. Prime Minister Theresa May responded to a chemical weapon attack against a former spy on British soil with a range of measures against Russia such as asset freezes and the biggest diplomatic expulsions since the Cold War. The U.K. will also look at getting […]

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  • ITV News: Wind Farm Blades Eroding After Few Years At Sea

    • Date: 14/03/18
    • ITV Meridian

    An investigation by ITV News Meridian has revealed that turbine blades at the world’s largest offshore wind farm off Kent have developed a fault. Actress and activist Emma Thompson has even fronted a controversial Greenpeace campaign, claiming wind power costs have halved. However, this video has since been removed from their website and social media […]

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