• Reliable, Cheap & Abundant Electricity For All – 24-7

    • Date: 02/07/20
    • GWPF TV

    Reliable, cheap, abundant energy is at the heart of industrial process, and it is essential for economic development. In 1990, 67% of people in China lived in extreme poverty.  By 2010, this figure had fallen to 11%. And today, it is less than 1%. This rate of progress is unprecedented in human history. A key […]

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  • Energy For Africa Week: Sustainability = Sustaining Poverty

    • Date: 01/07/20
    • GWPF TV

    Western governments are denying the world’s poorest people what populations elsewhere take for granted. At the Millennium Summit of 2000, the United Nations agreed eight goals that the world should achieve by 2015. One of these goals was environmental sustainability.  It was not until 15 years later that the UN decided that universal access to […]

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  • Eco-Colonialism In Africa

    • Date: 30/06/20
    • GWPF TV

    In the 2010s, the World Bank ended its financial support for developing economies’ fossil fuel projects such as coal-fired power stations.  That decision was the result of pressure from green campaigns, which continue to lobby public institutions such as universities to divest from fossil fuels. Green political campaigns have also targeted financial institutions, warning them […]

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  • Inter-Connector Merry-Go-Round

    • Date: 04/06/20
    • Mike Travers

    More waste On Saturday 23 May at about 8.30 pm the electricity interconnectors that link us to grids across the Channel were humming. France was supplying us with 152 MW and the Netherlands were supplying 466 MW. Meanwhile, however, the UK was supplying Belgium with 688 MW.  The cables across the English Channel can only […]

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  • The Fatal Attraction Of A Post-Covid Green Deal

    • Date: 15/05/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    In a short paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) Dr John Constable, the GWPF’s energy editor, warns of big economic risks of using ‘climate-related’ stimulus spending as governments around the world are attempting to restart the global economy as it emerges from lockdown. The paper is based on comments in a […]

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  • Low Electricity Demand and Renewables in the United Kingdom

    • Date: 08/05/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    As I write this at 8.26 a.m. on the morning of the 8th May, a Friday but a national holiday in the United Kingdom, we are waiting to see how National Grid ESO (Electricity System Operator) will cope with the combination of anticipated low demand for electricity and high solar output from the 12 GW […]

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  • Oil Is Critical To U.S. Survival: Why China Is Pushing The Paris Agreement (On Their Rivals)

    • Date: 07/05/20

    China has a strong vested interest in ensuring that the world adheres to the Paris Accords, which effectively limit fossil fuel use. All the while the PRC clearly does not adhere to those Accords, which it champions for everyone but itself. One more word on Beijing’s plans leading up to, and during, the 2020 crisis. This […]

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  • Love Of The Cloud Is Making A Green Energy Future Impossible

    • Date: 28/04/20
    • Mark Mills, Tech Crunch

    The global information infrastructure already consumes more electricity than is produced by all of the world’s solar and wind farms combined. Far from saving energy, our AI-enabled workplace future uses more energy than ever before. An epic number of citizens are video-conferencing to work in these lockdown times. But as they trade in a gas-burning commute for […]

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