Fracking activists launch protest in defiance of court injunction

Six environmental campaigners locked themselves to devices outside Cuadrilla’s Preston New Road site in Lancashire

Stop incentivising UK diesel vehicles, urge campaigners

The UK Government is facing fresh calls to remove tax incentives for diesel vehicles. The Healthy Air Coalition, which brings together medical professionals, environmental and transport groups, is demanding a change to the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) which they say subsidise diesel cars. In a letter to Chancellor Philip Hammond ahead of the Budget, the […]

Protesters target Welsh coal mine

A group of environmental campaigners protested at a coal mine in Wales yesterday. Under the ‘Reclaim The Power’ campaign, more than 300 people gathered at the Ffos-y-fran mine to halt operations while protesting against fossil fuels. Neil Brown, Managing Director at Miller Agent which runs the site said supporting the steel industry, affordable electricity and climate change are “all important issues”. […]

Government pledges ‘responsible development’ for shale gas

The Government has revealed it is creating a set of “robust regulation” to speed up shale gas development in the country. Speaking at the first meeting of the new All Parliamentary Group for Unconventional Gas & Oil (APPG) in the House of Commons today, Energy Minister Michael Fallon (pictured) confirmed more than 300 licences for […]

Protest against “Drax The Destroyer” biomass plans

Campaigners today criticised Drax’s plans to convert half its power stations to biomass by demonstrating outside the energy generator’s annual general meeting in London. Loudly chanting slogans, the protestors held up banners reading “Drax the Destroyer” and “Big Biomass Greenwash not Renewable Energy”. They said they wanted to highlight the impacts of biomass such as increased deforestation, […]

Last of the Big Six’s summer price rises kick in

EDF Energy’s new pricing will kick in on Thursday, making it the last of the Big Six to raise prices. EDF’s prices will go up by 15.4% for gas and 4.5% for electricity, a rise of £101 and £21 respectively. The UK’s largest energy suppliers all announced increases over the summer which they said was […]