On the 31 March, the Sunday Times, Independent on Sunday and Scotsman previewed the launch of a “deep pocketed” “cross industry” new industry and consumer lobby group, apparently set to take on the government’s energy reforms and apply “logic and focus to a low-cost/low-carbon economy debate” through a national advertising and social media campaign.
Headlines about fracking (including on these pages) are usually nothing if not sensationalist.
Something about the notion of lots of gas trapped in rocks - and the word fracking - seems to lead even the most cautious sub to take a long sip of the metaphorical cool-aid.
But Saturday's headline in The Times "Britain has shale gas for 1,500 years, but bills won't be lower" was truly an extreme example of its kind.
A release from the reputable Public Accounts Committee reported in almost every newspaper claimed it was £17bn. That, the Telegraph calculated, adds up to £35 a year on household bills who are helping to pay for a 10-11% return on investment for those lucky enough to own a offshore wind power line. Is it true?
How well do John Hayes' claims about onshore wind stack up against government policy - and reality. We take a look.
As EDF announces 11% bill hikes, Richard George looks at how the Big Six justify increasing their prices.
David Cameron didn't say much about the environment or energy - but he made one reference. He hailed the UK as number one in offshore wind (and tidal), we look into the claims:
Ofgem's latest report warns that supply margins might get tight - but no tighter than they were in 2005 and 2007.
Lord Browne told FT readers that gas should be a key part of our energy mix going forward. He also happens to be a director of a UK shale gas company.