• Scientific Advice Promoting Diesel ‘Was Wrong’, Former Chief Scientist Admits

    • Date: 05/04/17
    • Sam Coates, The Times

    The chief scientist under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown has admitted successive governments were wrong to encourage people to buy diesel vehicles. Sir David King, the chief scientific adviser from 2000 to 2007 and special representative for climate change until last week, said that the government had overestimated the impact of European regulations when it […]

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  • Will Major North Sea Discovery Revive UK Oil Industry?

    • Date: 01/04/17
    • Nick Cunningham, Energy Fuse

    On March 27, Hurricane Energy, a small-cap energy company based in the UK, announced a major oil discovery near the Shetland Islands, a discovery that is being described as one of the largest in UK waters this century. Hurricane drilled the “Halifax Well” near its existing Lancaster oil field, and the results were very positive for Hurricane. The hydrocarbon […]

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  • ‘Renewable Energy Unsustainable Without Subsidies’

    • Date: 31/03/17
    • reNews

    The UK’s renewables obligation (RO) will close to all new generating capacity on 31 March leaving the country’s energy industry in need of “urgent clarity” on how to achieve clean power goals, according to Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric UK and Ireland zone president Tanuja Randery said that although renewables are starting to mature in the […]

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  • Why Won’t The UK Gov’t Tell The Costs Of Green Energy?

    • Date: 29/03/17
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Britain’s government seems to have specifically removed quantitative estimates of the costs of wind and solar power from an official report. The report was  published roughly one year late and has seemingly had most of its cost estimates removed. The few stats that remain are entirely qualitative and do not include numerical approximations, like dollars per megawatt hour, which would normally be considered the […]

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  • ‘Biggest Oil Discovery In UK Waters This Century’

    • Date: 26/03/17
    • Andrew Ward and Nathalie Thomas, Financial Times

    Find adds to series of wells that may be biggest beneath UK waters this century. Hurricane Energy has made a further oil discovery west of the Shetland Islands days after Royal Dutch Shell and BP won exploration licences in an area the UK is counting on to breathe new life into its struggling oil and […]

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  • Energy Policy Will Be About Cutting Costs, Not Emissions, Says UK Government Chief

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Peter McCusker, Newcastle Journal

    Top civil servant says costs to businesses will take higher priority in UK energy policy The Government’s energy policy will focus on cutting costs to business as a Whitehall official admits it has ‘neglected industry for too long’. Peter McCusker reports. UK energy policy has been view through the prism of the ‘trilemma’ since Ed […]

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  • Big Oil Winning Against Big Green In Wind Subsidies Chase

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Bloomberg

    Big oil is starting to challenge the biggest utilities in the race to erect wind turbines at sea. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Statoil ASA and Eni SpA are moving into multi-billion-dollar offshore wind farms in the North Sea and beyond. They’re starting to score victories against leading power suppliers including Dong Energy A/S and Vattenfall […]

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  • Green Light For Shale Gas Test Drilling In Nottinghamshire

    • Date: 22/03/17
    • Courtney Goldsmith, City A.M.

    Gas has won approval for a new shale gas exploration project from Nottinghamshire County Council. The firm, one of Britain’s leading shale explorers, has been granted planning consent to develop a hydrocarbon well site and to drill one exploratory well at the Tinker Lane site in North Nottinghamshire. IGas, like other onshore operators around the […]

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