• Samuel Furfari: The EU’s Green Deal Has A Legal Problem

    • Date: 25/06/20
    • Samuel Furfari, European Scientist

    The EU’s Green Deal seems to be in contradiction with the EU’s Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) Despite COVID-19, many in Brussels – including a green recovery alliance in the EU Parliament and 13 EU Environment Ministers – are pressuring the European Commission (EC) to pursue the rapid implementation of its Green Deal strategy. The EC’s vice-president is insisting […]

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  • Joel Kotkin: The Green Civil War

    • Date: 22/06/20
    • Joel Kotkin, Real Clear Energy

    In recent months, there has been growing criticism about the current green orthodoxy, including from people long associated with environmental causes. Like many contemporary social movements—#metoo, Black Lives Matter, the Women’s March—the environmental lobby has tended to create an atmosphere of unanimity. In its struggle to win public and elite opinion, it has frequently evoked […]

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  • Green Poverty: German Electricity Prices Have More Than Doubled Since 2000

    • Date: 15/06/20
    • No Tricks Zone

    Taxes, charges and levies have tripled since 2000. German government charges now account for more than half of the electricity price. German online site Stromreport writes that since the year 2000 the average electricity price for private households has risen from 13.94 to 30.43 euro cents per kilowatt hour (2019). German electricity prices for households are among […]

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  • Tilak Doshi: Remaking Post-Covid-19 Western Capitalism: Lessons For The East

    • Date: 10/06/20
    • Tilak Doshi

    For the billions of people that have newly emerged from poverty in recent decades and are beginning to enjoy the early fruits of economic growth and technological progress across Asia, Africa and Latin America – among the greatest achievements in human history – the West’s ideological crusade against capitalism and economic growth may seem self-indulgent […]

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  • Covid-19 Economic Downturn Has No Affect On Rise In Atmospheric CO2 Levels

    • Date: 07/06/20
    • Roy Spencer

    The Mauna Loa atmospheric CO2 concentration data continue to show no reduction in the rate of rise due to the recent global economic slowdown. This demonstrates how difficult it is to reduce global CO2 emissions without causing a major disruption to the global economy and exacerbation of poverty. After removal of the strong seasonal cycle […]

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  • Climate Wars: David v. Goliath In Cyberspace

    • Date: 03/06/20
    • Clarice Feldman, The Pipeline

    Silicon Valley Goliaths, using the technology and market forces at their disposal, have shut out of the marketplace Davids opposed to their preferred opinions on climate change. In his 20007 book, An Army of Davids, Glenn Reynolds, the founder of Instapundit, wrote optimistically that an army of ordinary people (“Davids”) could use technology and the market to beat […]

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  • China’s Giant Fishing Fleet Depletes Stocks Around The World

    • Date: 02/06/20
    • The Times

    China’s exploitation of the world’s fish stocks is far greater than previously thought, with research showing the country has more than 12,000 vessels fishing beyond its waters, three times more than previous estimates. The Chinese fleet is the biggest contributor to the “global fisheries crisis”, which has resulted in two thirds of the world’s commercial […]

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  • Pensions At Risk: BlackRock’s Green Virtue Signalling Has Costs

    • Date: 01/06/20
    • Rupert Darwall, City Journal

    ESG investing is already taking a toll on state pension funds—now it might transform the world’s largest private asset manager, too. “I don’t give a damn what these powerful corporations tell us and I don’t care about their profit margin. We need to get out of these fossil fuels before it’s too late for everybody.” […]

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