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    1. June 29, 2015

      UK fracking boom hits northern setback

      Jubilant anti-fracking protesters danced in the street, popped champagne and chanted “Frack-free Lancashire” outside...

    2. June 25, 2015

      Cuadrilla fracking application rejected by Lancashire councillors

      Councillors have rejected an application to frack in Lancashire in a setback for the shale gas industry. The move...

    1. February 6, 2015

      Landlords must insulate inefficient homes

      Landlords of poorly insulated properties will be required to bring their homes up to a higher energy efficiency...

    2. May 6, 2014

      Majority opposes fracking without residents’ approval

      Plans to allow fracking companies to drill deep under people’s homes without residents’ permission are opposed by...

    3. Off Message

      April 30, 2014

      Guest post: dynamic modelling and the climate

      A guest post by Frank Ackerman, a senior economist at Synapse Energy Economics and lecturer at the Massachusetts...

    4. February 24, 2014

      Brussels probes UK state aid for Drax power station project

      Brussels has started a preliminary investigation into whether the UK breached state aid rules when it guaranteed a £75m...

    5. January 13, 2014

      David Cameron battles to persuade communities to accept fracking

      David Cameron struggled to persuade communities to support fracking on Monday as Conservative MPs warned that...

    6. December 9, 2013

      Israel, Jordan and Palestinians to sign regional water agreement

      Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority were due on Monday to sign a regional water agreement that could later...

    7. November 4, 2013

      Lords impose tighter deadline on end of old coal-fired power

      Energy companies will be forced to wind down coal-fired power stations more rapidly after a rare pincer movement in the...

    8. July 21, 2013

      Coalition split over making English pay for supermarket bags

      A fresh coalition row has broken out, with the Liberal Democrats accusing Tory Treasury ministers of seeking to crush a...

    9. July 14, 2013

      ‘Blocked’ UK climate review angers investors

      Fund groups including Aviva Investors and First State Investments have demanded an inquiry into the UK government’s...

    10. June 28, 2013

      Decline in bee numbers to be investigated in government review

      The environment department promised a “national pollinator strategy” on Friday as part of a comprehensive review into...

    11. May 30, 2013

      Who’s who of Obama lobbyists pushes Keystone pipeline

      TransCanada, the company hoping to build the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, and the Canadian province of Alberta...

    12. February 8, 2013

      MPs push for decarbonisation target

      Ministers would have to introduce a contentious decarbonisation target for the power industry by April next year under...

    13. January 30, 2013

      Plan to decarbonise Scots power

      The Scottish government has announced plans to decarbonise its electricity generation by 2030, putting pressure on the...

    14. December 2, 2012

      Senior Tory MP studies carbon target

      Tim Yeo, chair of the influential energy select committee, is considering an amendment to the energy bill that would...

    15. October 8, 2012

      Osborne signals shale gas tax breaks

      The Treasury is consulting on a “generous new tax regime” for the emerging shale gas industry so that the UK is not...

    16. September 14, 2012

      Conservation and conservatism

      The green movement is hardly unique in being prone to splitting. Hardly had Christianity got going as a religion before...

    17. August 7, 2012

      Treasury urged to reassess Green Bank

      The Green Investment Bank will fail to live up to its billing unless the Treasury changes course and gives it the power...

    18. May 22, 2012

      Shell defends pay and plans for Arctic

      Environmental campaigners and shareholders clashed with Royal Dutch Shell at an annual meeting dominated by concerns...

    19. April 11, 2012

      Clegg vows to shake up electricity market

      Nick Clegg has promised the “biggest shake-up of the electricity market in 30 years” with plans for large subsidies for...

    20. January 25, 2012

      Einhorn case highlights need for broker discretion

      You say tomayto, I say tomahto, let’s call the whole thing off. How wise the words of Ira Gershwin. How little heeded...

    21. January 25, 2012

      Industry and green groups hail solar victory

      Business and environmental groups have welcomed the Court of Appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling that government cuts...

    22. Westminster Blog

      January 25, 2012

      Solar legal decision - fresh blow to Chris Huhne

      This morning’s legal decision against Chris Huhne’s department, DECC, may serve as a welcome distraction for the energy...

    23. January 20, 2012

      Clash over solar panels subsidies rumbles on

      Cuts to the solar energy feed-in-tariff might be put back to March, as the fight rumbles on between the government and...

    24. January 10, 2012

      Top tips for landlords reinvesting in their properties

      The outlook for buy-to-let landlords looks positive for 2012, as demand for rental property is expected to remain high...

    25. January 3, 2012

      Minister rounds on ‘environmental Taliban’

      Britain’s climate change minister has rounded on the “environmental Taliban” of green campaigners, insisting they are...

    26. December 21, 2011

      Solar win in court ‘only delays inevitable’

      The solar industry may have scored a High Court victory against government moves to halve subsidies for household solar...

    27. December 21, 2011

      Solar groups win court case on subsidies

      Solar power companies have won a victory against government cuts to taxpayer subsidies after a High Court judgment that...

    28. Westminster Blog

      December 21, 2011

      Solar industry wins judicial review against ministers

      The news from the High Court in the last few minutes is bad for ministers in the energy department, with a ruling...

    29. December 20, 2011

      Solar companies challenge plan to halve subsidies

      Plans by the UK government to halve industry subsidies for solar companies are “manifestly unlawful”, the High Court...

    30. December 15, 2011

      Solar groups win subsidy hearing

      Solar companies have won the right to challenge a contentious government plan to halve industry subsidies after the...

    31. November 7, 2011

      Forecast shows thousands of solar jobs at risk

      More than half the companies in the solar industry will cut their workforces by more than 50 per cent because of...

    32. August 23, 2011

      Slump in new homes to continue

      Homebuilding statistics published later this week will show another fall in the number of planning applications granted...

    33. August 16, 2011

      Rail users protest against fare increases

      Transport campaigners on Tuesday demanded the government back down from plans to shift more of the burden of paying for...

    34. July 1, 2011

      Consumer groups in fresh Brussels lobbying bid

      Efforts by European Union policymakers to counterbalance intense lobbying by the banking and finance services sector...

    35. July 1, 2011

      Group launched to parry EU banking lobby

      Efforts by European Union policymakers to counterbalance lobbying by the finance sector led to a campaign group being...

    36. June 27, 2011

      UK emissions: Mixed reviews for sustainability policies

      If you had only been reading international news­papers, you would probably be quite impressed at the UK coalition...

    37. June 14, 2011

      Tories forced to deny U-turn on waste

      The Tories were forced to deny making an embarrassing U-turn after the government admitted that it would not compel...

    38. May 23, 2011

      MPs back shale gas drilling

      Drilling for shale gas should not be banned and the new fuel source could improve national energy security, according...

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