• Offshore Wind Farms In Doubt As Subsidy Pot Dries Up

    • Date: 25/07/14
    • Emily Gosden, The Daily Telegraph
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    Finite budget for green energy subsidies is now on the verge of exhaustion, leaving nearly a dozen proposed offshore wind farms facing uncertain fate There are five offshore wind farms with planning consent that are likely to want to secure a contract, plus a further six projects which are still in the planning system. Photo: Emily […]

  • Britain Won’t Sign New Climate Treaty Unless China, India Agree CO2 Caps

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Ben Webster, The Times
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    Britain will not sign a global deal on climate change unless it includes commitments from China and India on reducing emissions, the energy and climate change secretary said on the eve of visiting the two countries. China is the world’s highest emitter of greenhouse gases and India the third. Neither has agreed any cap on […]

  • George Osborne Backs Down On Unilateral Carbon Targets

    • Date: 22/07/14
    • Jim Pickard, Financial Times
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    George Osborne has been forced to back down from an attempt to weaken measures to tackle global warming, the Financial Times has learnt. The Tory chancellor had sought changes to Britain’s “fourth carbon budget”, which sets a limit on greenhouse gas emissions through the 2020s, after claims it would make British businesses less competitive than EU […]

  • Merseyside In Line For Share Of £10bn Fracking Bonanza, New Report Says

    • Date: 21/07/14
    • Marc Waddington, Liverpool Echo
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    Merseyside could be in line for a share of a £10bn bonanza from fracking sites around the region. A new report launched today also shows up to 3,500 jobs could be created in the “Ocean Gateway” area around the region and highlights significant potential gains from shale gas production, including investment of around £945m a […]

  • Owen Paterson To Deliver 2014 Annual GWPF Lecture

    • Date: 18/07/14
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    The Global Warming Policy Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2014 Annual GWPF Lecture will be delivered by The Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP Former Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs When: 15 October 2014, 7pm Where: Institution of Mechanical Engineers, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster,  London SW1H 9JJ Attendance at the […]

  • Green Jobs Fade As Wind Farms Face Axe

    • Date: 17/07/14
    • Tim Smedley, Financial Times
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    The so-called “green jobs” boom in renewable energy has not lived up to the hype. As government policy flip-flops in favour of one form of energy to another – one minute offshore wind, the next minute, fracking – investors are losing faith. In March, SSE, the big energy company, announced a freeze to its bills until […]

  • Reshuffle: Green Energy Industry Fears Cutback Of Green Subsidies

    • Date: 16/07/14
    • Suzie Neuwirth, City A.M.
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    Two key supporters of chancellor George Osborne were yesterday named as ministers in the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as part of the government’s reshuffle, prompting concerns of a squeeze on renewables investment. Matthew Hancock replaces Michael Fallon as business and energy minister and Amber Rudd replaces energy minister Greg Barker, although she […]

  • Proposals To Step Up Unilateral Climate Policy Will Trigger ‘Astronomical Costs’, Peiser Warns

    • Date: 15/07/14
    • John Ingham, Daily Express
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    Proposals from top Government advisers to step up the fight against climate change would trigger “astronomical” extra costs, think tanks warned yesterday. The Climate Change Committee said Britain needs to “strengthen” its policies and do more to boost renewable energy such as windfarms. It said that without tougher action Britain will miss its 31 per […]

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