• New Plans For Shale Exploration In Nottinghamshire

    • Date: 05/08/15
    • BBC News

    A gas firm has applied for planning permission to drill monitoring boreholes in Nottinghamshire linked to exploratory shale gas drilling. Island Gas Limited wants to install the boreholes off Springs Road, near Misson, to monitor groundwater. Any shale gas drilling would require a separate application. Nottinghamshire County Council said methane levels in the water would […]

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  • Most Britons Reject Climate Taxes, Despite Some Concerns

    • Date: 05/08/15
    • The Engineer

    A survey released today suggests that concerns about climate change are still in the public’s mind, although it might be perceived as falling down the political agenda with continuing concerns over issues like the economy and immigration. According to the IMechE’s survey of 2000 members of the public, 57 per cent said they were concerned […]

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  • UK Fracking Could Be Delayed For Another Two Years

    • Date: 31/07/15
    • Oliver Wright, The Independent

    Government plans to roll out fracking across Britain face delays of up to two years following a surprise decision to reject exploration for shale gas in Lancashire. Ministers are concerned by the implications of the decision by Lancashire County Council last month to reject planning applications from the shale gas company Cuadrilla to drill eight […]

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  • What Now For UK Shale Gas?

    • Date: 28/07/15
    • Jon Mainwaring, Rigzone

    Plans to frack for shale gas in the UK are currently on hold in spite of the pro-fracking Conservative Party securing a majority in the country’s Parliament in May’s General Election. The main company pioneering efforts to develop a shale gas industry in the UK, Cuadrilla Resources, has faced one obstacle after another in its […]

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  • Britain’s Climate Policy Is Killing Thousands Every Year

    • Date: 26/07/15
    • The Sunday Times & Financial Times

    Scientists warned British ministers 22 years ago their planned “dash for diesel” could cause a public health disaster, but were ignored because the then government believed climate change was more important, documents released under freedom of information rules have revealed. About 50,000 people die annually because of air pollution, yet many deaths might have been […]

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  • Foreign Investors May Sue Over Renewables Subsidy Cuts

    • Date: 26/07/15
    • Perry Gourley, The Scotsman on Sunday

    Foreign investors in Scotland’s renewable energy sector could launch multi-million pound compensation claims against the UK government over the ending of subsidies for new onshore wind farms, legal experts believe. Trade body Scottish Renewables has already predicted the axing of the Renewables Obligation support mechanism for new projects could result in the loss of £3 […]

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  • GWPF Welcomes Britain’s New International Climate Policy Approach

    • Date: 24/07/15
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London 24 July: The Global Warming Policy Forum has welcomed the statement by the Secretary of State Amber Rudd that Britain’s new international climate policy will “travel in step with what is happening in the rest of the world” so that energy bills remain affordable for households, business remains competitive, and the economy remains secure. […]

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  • At Last: UK Government Signals End To Unilateral CO2 Cuts

    • Date: 24/07/15
    • Ben Webster, The Times

    Britain will go no faster than other countries in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the government has signalled. In a speech setting out the government’s position on climate change, Amber Rudd, the energy secretary, said that the need to cut emissions had to be balanced against the requirement to protect the economy and keep down energy […]

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