• Britain Told To Brace Itself For Power Shortages

    • Date: 13/06/16
    • Kiran Stacey, Financial Times

    Britain should brace itself for a winter of tight electricity supplies that will force National Grid to use its last-resort measures and push wholesale prices up, according to a new analysis. Figures from Enappsys, which monitors wholesale electricity market data, show the grid will have an even more difficult job keeping the lights on than […]

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  • UK Courts To Decide Whether Fracking Permission Is Legal

    • Date: 10/06/16
    • Victoria Prest, The York Press

    Fracking in North Yorkshire is facing a legal challenge, less than a month after a controversial council decision to allow the process to start. Campaigners are writing to North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) about the decision its planning committee took in mid May, allowing Third Energy to start extracting shale gas at Kirby Misperton. Both […]

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  • GMB Union: Green Energy Arrogance ‘Not Acceptable’

    • Date: 07/06/16
    • GMB Union

    There were over 1 ½ months of low wind days since June 2015 when wind was supplying 10% or less of the installed and connected wind capacity to the grid. When your electricity supply has “Gone with the Wind” the response of the renewable energy suppliers that “frankly my dear we don’t give a damn” […]

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  • IGas chief: UK Shale Gas ‘Viable’ If It Can Match US Flow Rates

    • Date: 06/06/16
    • Tom Grimwood, Utility Week

    Shale gas produced in the UK using hydraulic fracturing should be commercially viable if wells can match the typical flow rates achieved at fields in the US, a senior figure at IGas has told Utility Week. Asked whether shale gas could make a significant contribution to the UK’s energy mix if the geological formations in […]

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  • Windfarms Chief Admits England Is Not Windy Enough For More Turbines

    • Date: 06/06/16
    • Liz Hull, Daily Mail

    ENGLAND is simply not windy enough to justify more onshore wind turbines, the head of the industry’s trade body admitted yesterday. Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of RenewableUK, said that – while there was still a case for more onshore farms elsewhere in the UK – wind speeds in England were just not strong enough […]

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  • UK Coal Plants Could Be Allowed To Run Beyond 2025: Report

    • Date: 06/06/16
    • Utility Week

    Coal-fired power plants could be allowed to run beyond 2025 if they make at least partial use of carbon capture and storage (CCS), the Independent has reported. In her energy reset speech in November energy secretary Amber Rudd promised to phase out all unabated coal generation by 2025. A consultation on the planned cut-off was […]

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  • England Not Windy Enough, Admits Wind Industry Chief

    • Date: 05/06/16
    • Emily Gosden, The Sunday Telegraph

    England is not windy enough to justify building any more onshore wind turbines, the chief executive of wind industry trade body has admitted. Hugh McNeal, who joined RenewableUK two months ago from the Department of Energy and Climate Change, insisted the industry could make the case for more onshore turbines in some parts of the […]

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  • “Left Wing Cabal” Luddites Vote For Fracking Ban In Scotland

    • Date: 02/06/16
    • Energy Voice

    The Scottish Government has said it will continue to explore the potential for fracking in Scotland despite a vote in parliament in favour of an outright ban. Labour hijacked an environment debate in Holyrood in an attempt to expose SNP divisions on fracking, forcing an early vote on the gas extraction technology in one of […]

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