Britain’s biggest fracking company is trying to force the National Trust to grant it access to a country estate to test for shale gas. Ineos accused the trust of adopting “overly and overtly political” opposition to fracking and said it would seek to exercise its legal rights to enter the trust’s Clumber Park estate in Nottinghamshire without permission.
Times 2nd Dec 2017 read more »
Britain’s last remaining coal-fired power plants have lined up to compete for lucrative supply contracts in the early 2020s in a last hurrah before the Government’s coal power ban in 2025. Over 10GW of power capacity from six coal-fired plants have pre-qualified for an auction early next year to clinch supply contracts for 2021 to 2022 which could be worth £200m. To date, through the auctions, held since 2014, more than £445m worth of contracts have been awarded to coal-burning power stations. If the next auction result is similar to previous year’s this amount will grow to £650m, according to analysts at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit.
Telegraph 2nd Dec 2017 read more »