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Protesters scale Shard against Shell’s Arctic oil drilling

ELN’s Priyanka Shrestha reports on Greenpeace UK activists scaling up London’s Shard in protest against oil company Shell drilling in the Arctic. Hear their views and those of the public.

Shale gas could be ‘a new North Sea’ for Britain

Shale gas is the future of the UK’s energy industry and could meet more than a third of the nation’s annual gas needs and cut its dependence on imports, according to a new report. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) ‘Getting shale gas working’ report, sponsored by shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources, claims its development could […]

Cumbria rejects nuclear waste storage plan

Plans for the construction of a £12 billion underground nuclear waste disposal system in Cumbria have been rejected. Cumbria County Council withdrew from the process of finding a host community to build the facility. The Cabinet voted against the decision after considering “all the evidence and opinions” put forward during the ‘Managing Radioactive Waste Safely’ […]

Horizon deal a ‘vote of confidence’ in UK’s energy future

Hitachi’s bid for the Horizon nuclear project is a “vote of confidence” in the UK’s energy future. That’s the view of the energy industry’s trade body, whose comment follows the deal made by the Japanese giant and its plans to build two to three 1300MW nuclear plants at each of Horizon’s sites in the UK. […]