investigations

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2nd Dec 2014
Lawrence Carter
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24th Nov 2014
Energydesk team
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China’s flagship coal-to-gas pilot project is already breaking national standards on air and water pollution, according to an investigation by Greenpeace China.

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21st Nov 2014
Energydesk team
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A flagship project designed to cut smog in Beijing by providing the city with relatively clean-burning gas is at risk of causing - air and water pollution, according to a Greenpeace investigation.

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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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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.
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25th Jun 2013
Kyla Mandel
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15th May 2013
Energydesk staff

The UK appears set to back Canada in pushing the EU to allow the import of carbon-intensive oil from Tar Sands in Canada

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3rd Mar 2013
Damian Kahya and Harry Kennard
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A Chinese state owned oil firm, CNOOC, linked by human rights organisations to allegations of rights violations in Tibet and Myanmar (Burma) is an investor in the UK's onshore drilling industry - according to an analysis of publicly available data by Energydesk.