investigations

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2nd Sep 2014
Zachary Davies Boren
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20th Aug 2014
Damian Kahya

FOIs received by Energydesk suggest the UK has repeatedly failed to provide accurate information to the EU about the emissions of its coal plants delaying the implementation of air quality rules as it lobbies for old and polluting plants to remain open.

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11th Aug 2014
Zachary Davies Boren
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DECC report refuses to disclose social impacts of fracking so as not to “close down discussion”

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5th Aug 2014
Christine Ottery
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Coal mining at the source of the Yellow River is taking place, violates conservation laws, and threatens water supply downstream.

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1st Aug 2014
Lawrence Carter

The UK spends hundreds of millions of pounds each year importing coal from Russia with the money going to a small clique of Russian firms with ties to the Kremlin, according to a Greenpeace investigation.

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22nd Jul 2014
Zachary Davies Boren and Lawrence Carter
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The first in a series of FOI email correspondence between energy companies and the government.

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21st Mar 2014
Zachary Davies Boren
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Fracking executives from Cuadrilla held a series of “urgent” meetings last summer with the Environment Secretary and the Environment Agency about permission to drill for shale gas in Balcome and Lancashire.

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11th Nov 2013
Damian Kahya
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A lobbyist for British Gas owner Centrica is helping formulate energy policy at the Department for Energy and Climate change, according to FOI’s reported in The Observer and seen byEnergydesk.

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18th Sep 2013
Damian Kahya
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Emails and text messages released to Greenpeace Energydesk under a Freedom of Information (FOI) request reveal that the county’s most senior civil servant, Cabinet secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood, travelled to Lancashire for a dinner with Cuadrilla’s Francis Egan.

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19th Aug 2013
Damian Kahya
Documents show Government advisor and Cuadrilla chairman Lord Browne personally intervened in a reported argument between the Environment Agency (EA) and the shale gas company over whether tough regulations on environmental waste should be applied to its operations.