• National Trust Faces Vast Bill Over Anti-Fracking Stance

    • Date: 22/02/18
    • The Times

    The National Trust is facing a High Court challenge likely to cost it hundreds of thousands of pounds over its refusal to allow fracking tests for shale gas on one of its country estates. The government Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has given Ineos leave to take legal action after the trust rejected repeated requests […]

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  • MPs Warn UK Government Not To Drop Manifesto Pledge To Block Onshore Wind Farms

    • Date: 12/02/18
    • The Daily Telegraph

    MPs have warned the Government not to drop its manifesto pledge to block onshore wind farms after ministers suggested the rules could be relaxed. David Cameron’s 2015 manifesto vowed to halt the spread of subsidised onshore wind turbines after more than 100 Conservative MPs wrote to the Prime Minister calling for wind subsidies to be scrapped. But […]

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  • Jeremy Corbyn Promises To Nationalise Britain’s Energy Companies To Prevent ‘Climate Catastrophe’

    • Date: 11/02/18
    • Business Insider

    LONDON — Jeremy Corbyn will nationalise all of Britain’s energy companies in order to avoid the “climate catastrophe” threatened by global warming, the Labour leader said today. Corbyn used his appearance at his party’s “alternative models of ownership” conference in central London, to promise that he will buy up Britain’s entire energy network. “The challenge […]

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  • UK Shale Horizontal Drilling Under Way, Fracturing to Follow

    • Date: 22/01/18
    • Journal of Petroleum Technology

    Cuadrilla Resources has started drilling the UK’s first horizontal shale well at its exploration site at Preston New Road, Lancashire, and hopes to begin hydraulic fracturing of two wells in the second quarter. No wells have been fractured in the UK since 2011, when a Cuadrilla well triggered small earthquakes in Lancashire. Advancement of the […]

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  • UK Green Energy Investment Drops By 56% After Policy Changes

    • Date: 16/01/18
    • Adam Vaughan, The Guardian

    Investment in green energy fell 56% in UK in 2017 – biggest fall of any country – after ‘stop-start’ support from government Investment in clean energy plunged further in Britain than in any other country last year because of government policy changes, new figures show. The amount companies spent on green energy in the UK […]

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  • UK Shale Tests Reveal ‘Excellent’ Fracking Conditions

    • Date: 13/01/18
    • Jillian Ambrose, The Daily Telegraph

    Cuadrilla’s controversial bid to frack for shale gas in Lancashire has struck a rare gush of good luck after tests unearthed “excellent” conditions for fracking. The fracking firm drilled a 1.6 mile deep vertical well at its protest-hit Preston New Road site, through two different types of shale, to reveal “excellent rock quality” for fracking. […]

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  • Deer Oh Deer! BBC Admits Climate Change Mistake

    • Date: 09/01/18
    • Energy Live News

    The BBC has retracted its claim reindeers are in “steep decline” because of climate change. Climate change sceptic Lord Lawson wrote to the BBC, citing a 2016 study suggesting 17 out of 19 sub-populations of Eurasian Reindeer were now either increasing in number or had a stable population. The BBC accepted it had made a […]

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  • Church Of England Banks On UK Shale Revolution

    • Date: 09/01/18
    • The Times

     The Church of England has laid claim to minerals beneath privately owned land covering an area the size of the Lake District, including in regions earmarked for fracking, The Times has learnt. Since 2010 the church has officially registered its ownership of 585,000 acres of underground resources. Thousands of people have received letters warning that they do […]

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