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IEA issue prediction that global warming is not on target

IEA issue prediction that global warming is not on target

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has issued  a warning that global warming is “not on track” to limit the global temperature increase to 2 degrees centigrade by 2020. Their latest World Energy report predicts that climate change could potentially double ...

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Centrica approaches shale gas for stake in its licences

Centrica approaches shale gas for stake in its licences

The owner of British Gas, Centrica has approached shale gas company Cuadrilla Resources to take a stake in its licences in Lancashire’sBowland Shale region. Cuardilla will start the hydraulic fracture, or fracking of wells in the region next year after ...

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Energy secretary defends the energy bill

Energy secretary defends the energy bill

  Ed Davey, Energy Secretary defended the Energy Bill saying that it would give certainty to investors. In a letter to The Independent, Davey said “The Energy Bill WILL make the UK’s electricity supply green”although the government haven’t committed to ...

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Households with electric heating are the hardest hit by energy policy

Households with electric heating are the hardest hit by energy policy

According to research by Consumer Futures, households heated by electricity will be the hardest hit by the government’s energy policy. There are 11% of homes heated by electricity, three quarters of which will get no help with their bills and ...

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Lib Dem and Tory Rebels fail to get decarbonisaton target into Energy Bill

Lib Dem and Tory Rebels fail to get decarbonisaton target into Energy Bill

An attempt by rebels to push through a 2030 decarbonisation target amendment as part of the Energy Bill has failed today.The amendment was voted down by 290 votes to 267 this afternoon. Some high profile rebels including former Lib Dem ...

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Shale gas could be a larger contributor than expected to UK energy supply

Shale gas could be a larger contributor than expected to UK energy supply

According to exploratory company IGas, Shale Gas could contribute far more to the UK’s energy supply than expected, supplying 10 to 15 years of the UK’s needs. There could be up to 170 trillion cubic feet of gas in the ...

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