Tagged: George Osborne

Clearing the DECCs

Clearing the DECCs

Well it almost passed unnoticed, but George Osborne’s speech in Manchester this week may have profound effects on UK energy policy, fracking and the future of renewables. It seems that DECC has not been running as an autonomous department since the May election, instead it has been under direct control...

Instead of a coherent energy policy Mr Osborne offers us juvenile pap

Instead of a coherent energy policy Mr Osborne offers us juvenile pap

Sometimes, as we read about the Coalition Government’s clumsy attempts to justify their failure to put together a coherent energy policy to carry us through the next decades we smile. Sometimes we despair. Today was one of those days. In a feeble attempt to bite back at Ed Milliband’s headline...

Fracking benefit scroungers’ charter announced today

Fracking benefit scroungers’ charter announced today

The government today announced it’s subsidy package for fracking companies. The result will be huge tax cuts – from 62% to 30%, but even rabid pro-frackers like Peter Lilley admit that they are not needed! Lilley said in parliament as recently as yesterday that I was the only member of...

Energy Bill Published

Energy Bill Published

You could almost be forgiven for thinking that there IS no policy to impose shale gas fracking on the Fylde Coast!