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Bulletin: 28th October 2013

Can you turn Borders woodlands into an asset? (Peebleshire News)
Borders Machinery Ring focus on wood fuel supply chain

 

David Cameron urged to to act on 'national crisis' of cold homes (London Evening Standard)
NGO coalition says UK fuel poverty second only to Estonia

Dame Helen Ghosh, your fracking remark was ill-informed and incoherent (Guardian)
Monbiot on the National Trust

 

David Cameron considers switching burden of energy bill cuts to the taxpayer (Independent)

Is there any way to bring down our fuel bills? (Independent)
Labour wants to freeze prices. The Government says it will cut green taxes. So do the experts have any better ideas about how to solve the problem that’s divided Westminster?

Yes, energy bosses like me make mistakes... but green levies are the real enemy (Daily Mail)
Paul Massara of npower dips into the Daily Mail debate

Skyrocketing energy bills raise new questions over privatisation (Herald Scotland)

Iceland seeks UK funding for subsea cable project (Guardian)
Construction of £4.3bn subsea cable – the world's longest – will link Iceland to UK electricity grid and could deliver five terawatt-hours a year

Solar can outshine Hinkley 'in 2yrs' (Renews)
Lightsource has written to Prime Minister David Cameron to claim that the UK solar industry can deliver the output of Hinkley Point C within two years

GMS targets wind energy growth (Herald Scotland)
Marine services business is hoping to capitalise on the growing offshore wind energy industry as it opens its first office in Scotland

Ed Davey interview: 'I'm not going to give up on renewable energy' (Guardian)

 

Bulletin: 24th October 2013

Green energy levies: how much do they cost and will they be cut? (Guardian)
The levies are meant to help cut energy costs in the long term, but David Cameron is under pressure to bring down bills now

Npower joins wave of energy bill price hikes (BusinessGreen)

ScottishPower says its bills ‘must’ go up (Scotsman)

Soaring energy bills - can smart technology help? (BBC News)

Straw houses and other energy saving secrets (BBC News)

Electric dreams: Life off the Grid (BBC News)
Glen Affric's TV family

 

Abundance Generation sets crowdfunding record with Nottingham solar venture (BusinessGreen)
Nottingham Sunshare scheme raises over £400,000 in less than a month

Energy industry faces proper competition test, says David Cameron (Guardian)
Prime minister claims environmental charges raise bills by £112 on average but Labour says most of them began on his watch

UK set to guarantee energy projects (BBC News)
Including Forth wind farm and Hinkley C nuclear plant

Government hails historic nuclear deal (BusinessGreen)
EDF to build first new nuclear power plant in a generation, but critics slam government over high cost of clean energy 'subsidy'

How the ground shifted for nuclear power (Guardian)
John Vidal looks at the changing attitudes that have shaped the decision to build a new nuclear power station in the UK

Energy policy failing at European level, says expert (Guardian)
UK measures will only scratch the surface, says Paul Hunt, while renewables group calls for clarification on green levies

Solar ‘to beat’ nuclear strike price (Renews)
Say trade bodies

Green trade bodies press peers to back decarbonisation target (BusinessGreen)
Seven organisations urge House of Lords to support Lord Stern's Energy Bill amendment

How David Cameron is preparing to disappoint everyone on "green levies" (BusinessGreen)
James Murray analysis

Why hydro energy still offers hope to Scotland (Herald Scotland)
Opinion

 

Bulletin: 21st October 2013

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