Grangemouth looks to import US shale gas to safeguard refinery jobs/The Herald Scotland

THE owners of Grangemouth petrochemicals refinery are in talks with the Scottish and Westminster governments over a £150 million plan to pioneer importing US shale gas into the site to safeguard 100 jobs and a £1 billion revenue stream. Ineos, which owns the chemicals part of Grangemouth, has been lobbying Government ministers to provide guarantees
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Climate change sceptic energy minister fired for security/The Mail on Sunday

Tory MP John Hayes was fired as Energy Minister for secretly plotting to persuade an electricity boss to challenge Government policy. Climate change sceptic Mr Hayes had asked the head of power giants E.on to warn of blackouts unless the Coalition watered down its green crusade and made a U-turn on the closure of coal-fired
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The dirty secret of Britain’s power madness:/The Mail on Sunday

Thousands of dirty diesel generators are being secretly prepared all over Britain to provide emergency back-up to prevent the National Grid collapsing when wind power fails. And under the hugely costly scheme, the National Grid is set to pay up to 12 times the normal wholesale market rate for the electricity they generate. One of
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What size of wind turbine is best to install?/Farmers Weekly

When choosing a turbine, it’s important to consider which FiTs bands will suit your business in terms of being most cost-effective and providing the greatest return. It may be sensible to go for a smaller-rated turbine and make sure you hit the top of the tariff band, rather than stretching to a larger turbine but
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Towering ambition: a wind turbine taller than the Shard/The Telegraph

The world’s biggest wind turbine, seven times the height of Nelson’s Column, is being developed with £25 million funding from the European Union. Scientists claim a single super turbine would be capable of providing electricity for a year for between 15,000 and 20,000 households. Its blades would each be about 410ft long and sit on
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Prevention policy required over future windfarms/The Border Telegraph

COUNCILLORS have called on the Scottish Government to amend planning policies which, they fear, could result in a further proliferation of wind farms at unsuitable sites in the Borders. Even SNP members, who dominate the ruling administration on Scottish Borders Council, have backed the call for Scotland’s planning policy (SPP) – in the gift of
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Wind farm subsidies cut by 25 per cent/ The Telegraph

Long-term subsidies for wind farms are to be cut by a quarter, the Government will announce this week. The decision will delight anti-wind farm campaigners and back-bench Conservative MPs who have sought a cut to curtail the construction of turbines. But the wind power industry said the measure would leave billions of pounds of investment
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