Britain is negotiating a secret deal to help to shield Germany’s luxury car industry from new European climate rules in return for support for UK bankers./The GWPF

Downing Street officials and their counterparts in Berlin held discussions after Germany sought help to delay the introduction of caps on carbon dioxide emissions that could harm BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi. http://www.thegwpf.org/britain-germany-secret-pact-defy-eu-climate-laws/

Climate change ministry spends £300,000 on DOMESTIC flights in the UK as coalition row erupts over green energy policies/The Daily Mail

Department for Energy and Climate Change took 1,600 internal flights Critics say ministers and officials should let the train take the strain Embarrassing for department which tells the public to cut emissions Coalition split over the Cameron’s to review green levies on energy bills http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2454554/Climate-change-ministry-spends-300-000-DOMESTIC-flights-UK-coalition-row-erupts-green-energy-policies.html

Jet fears for wind farm – Southern Reporter

A series of objections have been lodged by the Ministry of Defence to a proposed wind farm close to Hermitage Castle. In a letter to Scottish Borders Council, the MoD’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation, which deals with consultations on wind farms, said the effect of the turbines on air traffic control radar, nuclear test detection equipment
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Geese migrants send Cuadrilla fracking plans south – Times

Migrating pink-footed geese and whooper swans have forced Cuadrilla Resources to beat an unplanned retreat from one of its fracking sites in Lancashire. Migrating pink-footed geese and whooper swans have forced Cuadrilla Resources to beat an unplanned retreat from one of its fracking sites in Lancashire. The presence of the birds, which winter in the
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Energy CEOs call for end to renewable subsidies

The CEOs of 10 utilities companies, which together own half of Europe’s electricity generating capacity, are calling for an end to subsidies for wind and solar energy, which they say add too much power to a market already struggling with overcapacity. The CEOs in the so-called Magritte Group also call for a Europe-wide capacity mechanism
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