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The Hidden Wiring

The Hidden Wiring

Tony Lodge and Daniel Mahoney - Energy

The government is quietly risking the UK's electricity supply by abandoning plans to increase capacity at home, instead turning to imports.

Are We Heading for Blackout Britain?

Are We Heading for Blackout Britain?

Daniel Mahoney, Tony Lodge and Tim Knox - Energy

Earlier this month a ‘perfect storm’ of circumstances caused electricity prices to rise to record highs with National Grid close issuing an emergency ‘Notice of Insufficient Margin’ to call on extra power.

99p petrol will not last forever

99p petrol will not last forever

Daniel Mahoney & Tim Knox - Energy

The current low price of oil is unsustainable for oil producing nations. The government must act now to ensure shale gas can fill the UK energy gap.

The Great Green Hangover

The Great Green Hangover

Tony Lodge - Energy

The Government must act now to cut bills and avoid an energy crisis next year.

The Facts About Fugitive Methane

The Facts About Fugitive Methane

Richard & Elizabeth Muller - Energy

Methane, the main component of natural gas, has a high greenhouse potential, and opponents of shale gas production argue that even if one or two percent of the gas leaks, the advantage of natural gas over coal would be negated.

The Triple Challenge Facing Britain's Oil and Gas Sector

The Triple Challenge Facing Britain's Oil and Gas Sector

Adam Memon, Angeliki Terpou & Tim Knox - Energy

Britain has the highest operating costs in the World for oil production. Radical reform is needed to stem the tide of rising costs, falling prices and heavy taxation.

Central Planning with Market Features: how renewable subsidies destroyed the UK electricity market

Central Planning with Market Features: how renewable subsidies destroyed the UK electricity market

Rupert Darwall - Energy

Rupert Darwall shows that recent energy policy represents the biggest expansion of state power since the nationalisations of the 1940s and 1950s – and is on course to be the most expensive domestic policy disaster in modern British history.

Deteriorating Energy Security: Why MPs Should Save Fracking

Deteriorating Energy Security: Why MPs Should Save Fracking

Adam Memon, Angeliki Terpou and Tim Knox - Energy

An amendment to the Infrastructure Bill introduced today would effectively ban fracking on environmental grounds. If this amendment is passed it would reduce energy security and would be a disgraceful failure duty by MPs who are supposed to defend Britain’s economic well-being.

Britain's Deteriorating Energy Security and Why We Must Frack

Britain's Deteriorating Energy Security and Why We Must Frack

Adam Memon, Tim Knox and Angeliki Terpou - Energy

In 2013, the UK’s total energy production fell by 6.5% from 2012 mainly due to falls in the production of oil, coal and natural gas.

Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

Why every serious environmentalist should favour fracking

Richard A. Muller and Elizabeth A. Muller - Energy

Both global warming and air pollution can be mitigated by the responsible development and utilisation of shale gas.

 The Atomic Clock: How the Coalition is gambling with Britain’s energy policy

The Atomic Clock: How the Coalition is gambling with Britain’s energy policy

Tony Lodge - Energy

One third of all households in the UK will be in fuel poverty by 2030 unless the Coalition rapidly moves to encourage and enable building of new nuclear plants

Step off the Gas: Why Overdependence On Gas Is Bad For the UK

Step off the Gas: Why Overdependence On Gas Is Bad For the UK

Tony Lodge - Energy

In this paper, political/energy analyst and CPS Research Fellow Tony Lodge, explores the need to diversify away from the UKs over-dependence on gas.

Wind Chill: Why wind energy will not fill the UK’s energy gap

Wind Chill: Why wind energy will not fill the UK’s energy gap

TONY LODGE - Energy

Britain faces an energy gap of up 32 GW by 2015 as older coal and nuclear power stations are paid off. At the same time, Britain has made a binding commitment to deliver 15% of all its energy consumption from renewable energy sources by 2020.

Clean Coal: a clean, secure and affordable alternative

Clean Coal: a clean, secure and affordable alternative

Tony Lodge - Energy

CPS Research Fellow Tony Lodge outlines why clean coal is the UK's best bet for meeting its energy requirements.

Energy Policy - the feedback from reality

Energy Policy - the feedback from reality

Professor Michael Laughton - Energy

The fundamental purpose of any energy policy should be to ensure the provision of reliable and affordable energy supplies.