• UK Wind Power Becalmed

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    Wind power output in the United Kingdom since the end of May has been at low and extremely low levels, confirming, yet again, the observation that wind power contributes little or nothing to security of supply, and so requires a duplication of resources implying a reduction in overall system productivity and so higher costs to […]

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  • Carbon Bubble or Green Babble?

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Models Of Stranded Fossil Fuel Assets Cannot Be Trusted The GWPF is today publishing a brief comment  on the recent and much publicised paper in Nature Climate Change by J.-F. Mercure et al. Dr Mercure and his colleagues offer modelled outputs to suggest that fossil fuel demand will fall sharply on the basis of current policies, and […]

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  • Rampion Wind Farm is a Black Hole for Taxpayers’ Money

    • Date: 06/06/18
    • John Constable, CapX

    MPs have have a fatal weakness for policies that involve a good backdrop for a photograph. Maria Caulfield, the Conservative MP for Lewes in Sussex, is no exception. Last week she appeared in the obligatory hard-hat-and-hi-viz-jacket combination to give an upbeat speech at the opening of the Newhaven headquarters of the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, […]

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  • Americas Path To Energy Independence: The Shale Revolution

    • Date: 05/06/18
    • Simon Lack, Forbes

    America is likely to be the world’s biggest oil producer by the end of 2019. In the history of American Energy Independence, September 29, 2016 was a significant day. OPEC was two years into a strategy to bankrupt the U.S. shale industry, by allowing prices to drop to unprofitable levels. The Shale Revolution had led to […]

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  • Is Theresa May Re-Nationalising Britain’s Energy Industry?

    • Date: 04/06/18
    • Nick Butler, Financial Times

    Stake in nuclear plant would be dramatic change of policy for UK Last Monday, the board of Hitachi met in Tokyo to consider the future of their proposed new nuclear power plant at Wylfa in north Wales. The Japanese company decided neither to approve nor to drop the plan but to continue the negotiations with […]

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  • Rampion Offshore Wind Farm Lifetime Subsidies Will Total £2.5 Billion

    • Date: 30/05/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The 400 MW Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is nearly complete, and has now formally opened its Operations and Maintenance headquarters in Newhaven. This wind farm alone will add £2.5 billion in total to the cost of UK electricity over its approximately 20 year lifetime, that being the total subsidy to be paid at a rate […]

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  • Reducing Global Energy Turmoil With Fracking

    • Date: 30/05/18
    • Merrill Matthews, The Washington Times

    Thanks to hydraulic fracturing, U.S. crude oil production should grow to help meet or exceed demand over the long term, which means prices will likely stabilize at a reasonably affordable price. Earlier this month, when President Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, analysts warned that Iran’s crude oil production and exports could decline, […]

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  • Don’t Turn Off The UK’s Gas Supplies, Embrace Shale

    • Date: 21/05/18
    • Ken Cronin, City A.M.

    Energy security should be about ensuring that we have an uninterrupted supply of energy now and in the future at an affordable price with the lowest environmental impact. For far too long we have debated what our energy mix should look like, all the while crucially missing the most important point: the UK has become […]

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