Monthly Archives: August 2014

  • Fracking Protesters Superglue Themselves To Department for Enviroment

    Anti-fracking campaigners have super glued themselves to the entrance way of the Department of Environment. Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Whilst a similar campaign whereby two entrances were blockaded by protesters had been carried out at the offices of iGas which is the UK's biggest shale gas company.

    Campaigners from Reclaim the Power based in Blackpool claim that the protest is in relation to the 63 redaction's in a Government report released a couple of weeks ago on the potential impact that shale gas exploration might have on the rural communities.

    Three activists superglued themselves to ...
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  • 2014 Sees Record Surge In UK Renewables

    Over much talk surrounding renewable energy, the big question is how has it been doing here in the UK? It may surprise you that renewable energy contributed to a 5th of our UK power during the first 3 months of 2014. That being a product from rainfall, heavy winds and a surge in wind farm and solar construction. Recent Government figures suggest that renewable energy production saw an increase of 43% in comparison to the first quarter of 2013. Is this so intriguing that we should be calmly jumping up and down, or are we missing something?

    It's safe to say renewable energy production may be increasing year upon year but it doesn't mean that we will suddenly be clear ...
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  • Over 2 million households opting for smaller energy suppliers

    A latest report from Energy UK shows that many consumers are picking up the trend on purchasing their electricity from smaller energy companies. Energy UK have released figures last week showing that since November 2013 an estimated 100,000 customers switched to smaller energy providers every month. This is fantastic news outlining that consumers shouldn't automatically think they are only going to get the best deal from one of the dominating big six energy companies. It's brilliant to see that there has been a gap for smaller energy firms to squeeze throug ...
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  • Goverment pushes on wtih fracking plans despite immense resistance

    Monstrous opposition to the UK governments forecast of rolling out fracking throughout Britain was declared by interest groups via an official report, results of which were released just a day after ministers gave the green light to shale gas drilling right across the country. The Department of Energy and Climate Change released a summary on the governments Strategic Environmental Assessment of it's roll out to nationwide fracking. It included a vast ...
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