• Nick Timothy, Theresa May’s Right-Hand Man, On UK Steel Crisis & Unilateral Climate Policy

    • Date: 14/07/16
    • Nick Timothy, Conservative Home

    Nick Timothy is Theresa May’s right-hand man and a key adviser. In April he wrote a hard-hitting attack on Britain’s “unilateral and monstrous act of self-harm – or rather, the act of harm inflicted upon industrial Britain by Parliament – that was the Climate Change Act.” Nick Timothy on Britain’s steel crisis and the Climate […]

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  • Project Fear From Lord Krebs

    • Date: 13/07/16
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    The Committee on Climate Change have produced a deliberately scaremongering report, based on very little evidence and a huge amount of modelling. They have failed to provide any evidence that the small amount of warming seen in the UK has had any deleterious effect at all. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/12/killer-heatwaves-to-become-commonplace-within-30-years-thanks-to/ The Telegraph reports: Heatwaves fierce enough to kill thousands […]

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  • Germany Chucks One Green Subsidy Out, Reaches for Another

    • Date: 12/07/16
    • The American Interest

    So much for the feed-in tariff. That was the mechanism by which Berlin kickstarted its solar and wind energy ambitions—it guaranteed renewable energy producers locked-in, above-market rates for their power over a long period of time, and just like that, for larger projects, it’s no more. The FT reports: Rising bills and pressure from the EU — which […]

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  • Britain’s New Prime Minister: A Climate Policy Sceptic Or Not?

    • Date: 12/07/16
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism & Leo Hickman, Carbon Brief

    Theresa May will be the new Prime Minister, taking over from David Cameron on Wednesday. A lot of nonsense is being talked about the need for a general election, from people with short memories who’ve forgotten that both Gordon Brown and John Major became PM without an election, and who’ve also forgotten that we now […]

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  • Carbon Markets Are Collapsing Around The World As Permits Have Become Virtually Valueless

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Bloomberg

    Carbon markets, the free enterprise solution to saving the world from global warming, are now in danger themselves. The idea was simple enough: Set a cap on carbon emissions, issue enough permits to allow power plants, refineries and the like to stay within those limits, and then shrink the cap over time to achieve reductions. […]

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  • Brexit ‘Not A Good Option For Renewables’, Says MacNeil

    • Date: 09/07/16
    • Utility Week

    Energy and Climate Change Committee chair Angus MacNeil raised concerns about the impact leaving the European Union will have on the renewable energy industry. MacNeal said that the future of the industry was “dependent on many things” but that “either way it is not good”. “The future of renewables is dependent on many things and […]

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  • American Pessimism: Only 6 Percent Think the World Is Getting Better

    • Date: 07/07/16
    • Ronald Bailey, Reason

    Over the past century, the prospects and circumstances of most of humanity have spectacularly improved Over at the invaluable American Council on Science and Health, ASCH senior biomedical fellow Alex Berezow reports the depressing news that only 6 percent of Americans believe that, all things considered, the world is getting better. The most optimistic people […]

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  • Hail Shale: America Is the New Oil #1, Thanks to Fracking

    • Date: 06/07/16
    • The American Interest

    For the first time ever, the United States is estimated to contain more recoverable reserves of oil than any other country in the world, including petrostates like Russia and Saudi Arabia. The FT reports: Rystad Energy estimates recoverable oil in the US from existing fields, discoveries and yet undiscovered areas amounts to 264bn barrels. The figure surpasses Saudi […]

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