Archive for October, 2014

Energy contingency plan may not stop lights going out on recovery

Energy contingency plan may not stop lights going out on recovery

Public flagging of contingency plans always raise concerns. Energy Secretary’s Ed Davey’s announcements this weekend that plans have been drawn up to stop blackouts this winter are no different. This energy risk becomes one more threat to the UK’s economic recovery and business prospects to add to a growing list, including international crises and global […]

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Top executive pay; a broken record close to shattering

Top executive pay; a broken record close to shattering

When something sounds like a broken record, it is because the same things keep getting repeated. In the perennial increase in top exec or ‘fat cat’ pay and its growing distance to average full time employees’ pay, we seem to have the perfect proverbial needle getting stuck in the same groove. But how long can […]

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Not everything about fracking is bad

Not everything about fracking is bad

It is fair to say that any new source of fossil fuel is going to be both economically valuable and environmentally reviled, and fracking is even more controversial than that. It involves new methods of altering geology in populated places, leading to fears of water contamination and the poisoning of crops and families. It has […]

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