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Energy Crunch: Oil Slide

The oil price drop may be seen by some as a Christmas present for motorists, but is it a crisis in the making.

Energy Crunch: Nuclear Future?

The UK’s nuclear plans looked even shakier this week as Areva, shareholder and designer of the planned new Hinkley C reactors, saw its shares plunge following financial problems caused by its long delayed nuclear reactor in Finland.

Energy Crunch: the road to decarbonisation?

Fossil fuel emissions need to hit zero by end of this century to reduce the dangerous and irreversible impacts of climate change, says the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

Energy Crunch: Losing power?

Should we be worried about the threat of a cold dark winter?

Energy Crunch: Sinking Oil

Oil prices plunged to a four year low of just $85 per barrel this week – down from around $115 as recently as mid-June.

Energy Crunch - a solar future?

Solar power could replace coal as the world's biggest source of electricity by 2050. That's according to a new report this week from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Energy Crunch: What next for Scottish energy?

 So it’s a no. Months of debate are finally over. But what’s the future for Scottish energy?

Energy Crunch: on the edge?

Our energy and climate systems are being pushed to the edge. With global supplies entering a new era of insecurity, the scramble to prop up business as usual has intensified.

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The government’s case for shale looked increasingly shaky last week as a draft Defra report on the potential impact of fracking in rural areas was released with most crucial information simply removed.

Energy Crunch: Avoiding a new dash for gas

Nearly half the UK is now open to fracking. The latest onshore oil and gas licensing round opened up most of England and the Midland Valley of Scotland for applications to drill...
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