• Critics Attack ‘Rushed And Unambitious’ Energy Cost Review

    • Date: 14/08/17
    • Jonathan Ford, Financial Times

    A five-strong advisory panel assisting Dieter Helm with a UK government-commissioned review into energy costs will only have time to meet a handful of times because of a tight deadline. One member of the panel said participants had little idea of what the structure of these meetings would be, or how they were expected to […]

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  • Lord Lawson Was Right To Criticise Al Gore’s Scaremongering

    • Date: 13/08/17
    • Tim Newark, Sunday Express

    Lord Lawson has been strongly criticised for his attack on An Inconvenient Sequel, the latest scaremongering climate change film by Al Gore, but he is right to say our energy bills could be reduced if we cut out bogus green fuel taxes. Following Lord Lawson’s Radio 4 interview on the Today programme, the Green Party […]

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  • BBC Defends Lord Lawson Climate Change Interview

    • Date: 10/08/17
    • BBC News

    BBC Radio 4’s Today programme has defended its decision to interview Lord Lawson in a segment on climate change. “The BBC’s role is to hear different views so listeners are informed about all sides of debate and we are required to ensure controversial subjects are treated with due impartiality.” The former Conservative chancellor said average global […]

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  • UK High Court: Anti-Fracking Campaigners Face Jail

    • Date: 10/08/17
    • Winsford Guardian

    Would-be protesters could be imprisoned or fined if they cause obstructions, are found slow walking or attaching themselves to vehicles or objects, cause any criminal damage or theft. The company which holds a fracking licence for Winsford has taken out a High Court injunction in a bid to stop protesters at its sites. INEOS, which […]

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  • Electricity grid shake up coming

    • Date: 07/08/17

    Ofgem to review how costs of grid are shared among users The energy regulator is heeding calls for a radical overhaul of how Britain’s power lines and pylons are funded ahead of a ‘revolution’ which threatens to burden those who are left behind with higher bills. Ofgem has kickstarted a long-awaited review of how it […]

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  • UK Energy Cost Review Turns Into Farce Before It Has Even Started

    • Date: 06/08/17
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Green taxes which are blamed for adding up to £150 to every power bill will not be cut as the result of a government review of rising energy bills announced today. Dieter Helm, an Oxford academic and critic of wind and solar power, has been hired to lead the official review of energy bills – […]

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  • Green Policies Cost More Than The Gas Does

    • Date: 04/08/17

    British Gas believes that the cost of complying with green legislation will soon cost more than the gas it supplies to customers British Gas’s row with the government deepened after the company claimed that energy policies would soon account for more of an electricity bill than wholesale costs. Britain’s biggest energy supplier has been at […]

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  • UK Government In Trouble As Green Subsidies Are Blamed For Rising Energy Bills

    • Date: 02/08/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Green taxes will cost households almost £150 from next year, British Gas has claimed as it blamed the Government for a huge rise in electricity bills for three million of its customers. Britain’s biggest supplier announced that from September electricity prices will increase by 12.5 per cent, adding £76 to the typical annual bill. The company […]

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