The following letters appeared in the Daily Mail following the Royal Biographer, Robert Hardman’s gushing and myopic pro-coal- pro-nuclear article. One from Cumbria from yours truly and one from a Richard Davies in Lancashire who assumes protestors are “woke” metropolitans rather than the “never been to sleep” Cumbrian nuclear safety campaigners, Radiation Free Lakeland who have been opposing this mine from the outset. “Locals like me do not want a mine.”
Keep Cumbrian Coal in the Hole 9th April 2021 read more »
The owner of one of Britain’s biggest oil refineries is scrambling to refinance over fears it could collapse because of plunging demand for fuel during the pandemic. Essar Oil, which operates the Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port, produces 16pc of the UK’s diesel and petrol as well as almost 10bn litres of aviation fuel a year. Government officials are said to have been in talks with Essar about the refinery due to concerns over the impact on the economy if its parent business becomes insolvent. It is understood that the company has not asked for taxpayers to step in to prop up the business.
Telegraph 9th April 2021 read more »
Times 10th April 2021 read more »
NORTH Sea oil has played a central role in the debate over Scotland’s economy and the country’s future since it was discovered in the 1960. It continues to be the subject of debate as we move away from fossil fuels towards the renewables which will help the world tackle the climate crisis and give our country the opportunity to become a leading player in a brave new world of sustainable energy. But before looking at the future, we need to look back at how opportunities of the past were squandered by a UK Government which had no interest in using our natural resources to benefit the majority of people whose lives they could have transformed.
The National 10th April 2021 read more »