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“UK oil output threatened by platforms running out of juice.”

Reuters: “Britain’s oil industry is facing the threat of a cascade of North Sea rig closures, unless ageing platforms can urgently source more gas to help squeeze out the remaining barrels.”

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UK energy dependence – five hidden costs expose truth about fracking.

Jeremy Leggett in the Guardian: “The shale boom is a bubble waiting to burst as economics of extraction falter and the trickle of bad environmental news starts to swell.”

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Green energy co-ops blocked by UK government regulator.

Guardian: “The future of community-owned green energy projects that ministers say are crucial to break the dominance of the ‘big six’ is being put at risk by the Financial Conduct Authority, according to co-operatives and the Labour party.”

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UK installed solar capacity now exceeds 5GW.

SolarPowerPortal: According to the latest weekly analysis by NPD Solarbuzz on UK PV market deployment, the UK’s cumulative capacity has now reached 5GW.”

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Support for UK fracking drops to 24%, DECC survey finds.

Telegraph: “Support for fracking in the UK has fallen, with less than a quarter of the public now in favour of extracting shale gas to meet the country’s energy needs, according to official government polling.”

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UK government ridiculed for heavily censoring fracking report.

Geoffrey Lean in the Telegraph: “The Government has just published a report on the likely effects of the drilling on Britain’s countryside communities – including its possible impact on house prices – that is so heavily redacted it might instead

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EDF shuts nuclear reactors in northern England due to faults.

Guardian: “Four nuclear reactors at two large power plants in the north of England are to be shut down temporarily, after inspectors discovered a fault with a boiler unit.”

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UK fracking company wins permission to reinject waste water.

Independent on Sunday: “Environmental campaigners fear an oil company’s plan to drill for gas in one of Britain’s national parks is a stalking horse for a future bid to carry out fracking in the area.”

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Collective energy switching auction in UK saves £232 per household.

Guardian: “Consumers who took part in the most recent council-led collective switching auction to get cheaper gas and electricity bills saved an average of £232 per household, the Local Government Assocation (LGA) has revealed.”

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Big 6 face criminal prosecution if suspected of price fixing.

FT: “UK regulators will be given powers to prosecute anyone suspected of rigging the energy market, under proposals being put forward by the government.”

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