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January 14 headlines
Fracking incentives will give councils ‘contradictory roles’
Campaigners and local MP say business rates for drilling operations will undermine trust in local government decisions by giving them “contradictory roles”. David Cameron has announced that Britain is “going all out for shale”. Guardian.
Banks shares rise on Basel debt climbdown
Better than expected capital rules for banks from the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision have led shares in the UK’s largest banks to rise. Banks will not have to set aside as much capital as previously expected. Telegraph.
Farmers attack ministers for not heeding own advice on buying British
Ministers have come under attack for nit heeding their own advice to buy more British food. The chairman of the Oxford farming conference said that the public sector procurement of British food falls a long way short of where it should be. Guardian.
EDF opts out of Big Six energy ‘cartel’
EDF Energy “does not like” being tarred with the same brush as the other large energy firms. The firms marketing director said the company was “trying to do the right thing for customers” and bear down on the bad things the energy industry has been doing. Telegraph.
Renewable energy set to improve ethical investing perceptions – Interactive Investor
Non-bank financing must go mainstream to prosper – Financial Times
Shale gas: not so fast – Guardian