• After Paris, Britain Goes All Out For Shale Gas

    • Date: 17/12/15
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph

    Fracking firms are expected to drill up to 68 new shale gas wells in England over the next five years and to frack at least 14 of them, under plans unveiled on Thursday. Ministers confirmed they would award rights to companies to explore for oil and gas across 5,000 square miles of England, in addition to […]

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  • Britain Follows Paris Climate Deal With Cuts To Green Subsidies

    • Date: 17/12/15
    • Reuters

    Britain cut more renewable energy subsidies on Thursday, putting jobs at risk and drawing criticism for losing credibility in tackling climate change, a week after the landmark deal in Paris. Britain’s Conservative government has been reining in spending on all renewables subsidies since it took power in May, saying the cost of technology has come […]

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  • UK To Allow Shale Gas Fracking Beneath National Parks

    • Date: 17/12/15
    • Reuters

    MPs on Wednesday voted in favour of the use of fracking to extract shale gas under national parks, weakening a decision against fracking in national parks made earlier this year and giving shale gas explorers access to more resources. Britain is estimated to have substantial amounts of gas trapped in underground shale rocks and Prime […]

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  • Green Madness: £11 Billion Smart Meter Programme In Chaos

    • Date: 15/12/15
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    An £11 billion plan to install 50 million smart meters in homes in England, Wales and Scotland by 2020 has been thrown into chaos by proposed EU reforms to Britain’s electricity market. Many of the two million meters that have already been installed may have to be removed or reprogrammed under the scheme, experts warned. […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes Non-Binding And Toothless UN Climate Deal *)

    • Date: 12/12/15
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London 12 December: Dr Benny Peiser, the director of the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF), has welcomed the non-binding and toothless UN climate agreement which was adopted in Paris tonight.*) Dr Peiser said: “The Paris agreement is another acknowledgement of international reality. The deal is further proof, if any was needed, that the developing world […]

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  • Minister Wrong To Blame UK Floods On Climate Change

    • Date: 10/12/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Scientists have contradicted a minister’s claim that last weekend’s flooding in Cumbria was unprecedented and linked to climate change. They say that there have been 34 extreme floods there in the past 300 years and that lives had been put at risk by “grossly underestimating” the risk of floods and failing to consider evidence from […]

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  • Cash Spent On Tackling Climate Change Abroad Is Double Amount Spent On UK Flood Defences

    • Date: 09/12/15
    • Greg Heffer, Daily Express

    Environment Secretary Liz Truss today defended the Government’s near £6billion spend on tackling climate change abroad, despite it being more than double the amount being spent on flood defences in Britain. The Tory minister yesterday told MPs devastating floods in Cumbria over the weekend were likely to be linked to global climate change. Around 5,000 […]

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  • Scientists Divided Over UK Flooding

    • Date: 08/12/15
    • Oliver Moody, Paul Simons and David Brown, The Times

    Scientists are divided over whether the profusion of extreme weather that has hit Britain over the past few years is a product of climate change or natural variation. This is the decade of records. The 15.9in of rain dumped on Thirlmere in Cumbria over the past two days — the heaviest 48-hour fall noted in […]

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