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Peter Rolton, Interview with BBC Radio Northampton

 
14th November 2014    |     Peter Rolton: Chairman, Rolton Group

News broke this week of a report from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) in which the potential for shale gas exploitation in the UK was put under extreme scrutiny; in particular, the level of emphasis that has been placed on fracking as some sort of silver bullet for energy issues has been fiercely criticised.

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UK Misses its Renewable Energy Target for 2011/12

Rolton Group

 
1st August 2013    |     Annie Reece

The UK has missed its 2011/12 target of producing four per cent of energy from renewable sources, and has seen a sharp rise in the use of coal for energy, statistics released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have shown.

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Now is Not the Time to COP out of Climate Commitments

Rolton Group

 
28th November 2012    |     Tom Warwick

Since its creation in 1994, the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has held annual Conference of Parties (COP) meetings to assess the progress in dealing with climate change.

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Will the Government Snuff out Solar Subsidies?

Rolton Group

 
13th September 2012    |     Umer Uzair

New subsidy cuts to solar PV installations have been recommended by the Government, who have launched a consultation on the matter which will remain open until 19th October.

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The Green Investment Bank: Boom or Bust

Rolton Group

 
10th August 2012    |     Kate Roche

In the 2010 Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne announced a £1 billion injection of funding for the publicly owned Green Investment Bank (GIB).

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Wind: Cuts and Compromise or Clear Direction?

Rolton Group

 
26th July 2012    |     Tom Warwick

This morning, the DECC announced the results of the latest alteration to UK renewable energy subsidies. The Government’s Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) banding review was due before parliament’s summer break; however a clear divide within the coalition meant that the final announcement was delayed until today.

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Tax Payers Alliance Misses the Point on Renewable Energy

Rolton Group

 
26th July 2012    |     Peter Rolton

A recent article by the Tax Payers Alliance claims a report by BIS, its ‘International Comparison of Energy and Climate Change Policies Impacting Energy Intensive Industries in Selected Countries,’ shows that DECC policies are killing British Industry by increasing energy costs.

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