• UK Steel Crisis: GWPF Calls On Government To Scrap Carbon Floor Price

    • Date: 30/09/15
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum is calling on the Government to scrap Britain’s unilateral Carbon Floor Price which is contributing to the crisis of UK steel and other energy intensive industries. SSI’s decision to close its steel plant in Redcar – which is expected to result in 1,700 job losses – has led to the Government […]

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  • Britain Under Pressure To Scrap Green Taxes As Steel Plant Closure Sparks Outburst

    • Date: 29/09/15
    • Peter Campbell, Daily Mail

    The Government is coming under increasing pressure to scrap green charges that contributed to the closure of the Redcar plant. The Teesside site, which has produced steel for 160 years, will be mothballed with the loss of 1,700 jobs, its Thai owners SSI UK announced yesterday. Another 4,000 jobs are expected to be lost among […]

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  • UK’s £10 Billion Plan To Help Third World Adopt More Green Energy

    • Date: 28/09/15
    • Jack Doyle, Daily Mail

    Billions of pounds from Britain’s ballooning aid budget will be spent on helping Third World countries cope with climate change and adopt ‘green energy’, it was revealed last night. David Cameron announced a 50 per cent increase in the amount of aid spending on the controversial initiative – taking the total to £5.8billion over five […]

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  • Britain’s Green Policy Falling Apart As Drax Quits CCS Project

    • Date: 24/09/15
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    A £1bn UK climate-change plan has been thrown into turmoil after the Drax power company said it was pulling out because a raft of government green policy reversals made it too risky to proceed. Drax’s decision to abandon five years of planning for a carbon capture and storage system next to its huge North Yorkshire […]

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  • Anything Goes: Lord Stern Joins Coal And Oil Companies In New Climate Venture

    • Date: 24/09/15
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    The oil group, Royal Dutch Shell, has teamed up with the McKinsey management consultancy and other large companies to advise governments on how to combat global warming without weakening their economies. Coal miner BHP Billiton, the US General Electric conglomerate and at least two big environmental groups are also backing a $6m “energy transitions commission” […]

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  • DECC Attacks Anti-Fracking Lobby

    • Date: 23/09/15
    • Department of Energy & Climate Change

    Shale gas – an inconvenient truth for the anti-fracking lobby Energy strategy in Britain has three big goals; keeping the lights on, keeping the bills down, and moving to a clean energy future. We need to meet the UK’s rising demand for energy, using clean and low carbon energy sources if we are to continue […]

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  • CBI Concerned About Britain’s Green Policy Reversals

    • Date: 22/09/15
    • Pillita Clark, Financial Times

    A slew of green policy reversals has sapped the UK’s hard-won credibility on climate change just when it matters most globally, the head of the country’s biggest business lobby group has warned. John Cridland, director-general of the CBI, said the moves had sent a “worrying signal” about the UK as it prepared to join nearly 200 countries […]

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  • China’s Cheap Coal And UK’s Climate Policy Are Killing British Steel Industry

    • Date: 21/09/15
    • Andrew Critchlow, The Daily Telegraph

    After 160 years, steel making on Teesside is in danger of coming to a full stop. But the root cause of its demise lies in China, not the North. One handicap facing British producers is the high cost of energy. Chinese steel mills benefit from cheap domestically-produced metallurgical coal and they do not have to meet any […]

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