• Has the Cost of Germany’s Energiewende entered a Critical Phase?

    • Date: 08/11/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    Electricity system management costs in Germany are spiralling, in large part due to the sharply increasing costs of compensating renewable generators when their output is curtailed in order to preserve system stability. This, and other prominently criticized failures of the Federal government to control the cost of the Energiewende, have all the makings of a […]

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  • Robert Bryce: Why Wind Power Isn’t the Answer

    • Date: 02/11/18
    • Robert Bryce, City Journal

    As a new study confirms, turbines would have to be stacked across state-sized swaths of the American landscape On October 8, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a report warning that nations around the world must cut their greenhouse-gas emissions drastically to reduce the possibility of catastrophic climate change. The report emphasizes “fast deployment of renewables […]

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  • The UK’s Autumn Budget and Environmental Policy: A Tale of a (Recyclable) Tub

    • Date: 31/10/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The United Kingdom’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Budget, 2018, on Monday the 29th of October. Although silent on many environmental issues it contains clear indications that the Treasury is persisting in its attempt gradually to introduce technology neutral carbon taxation to replace income support subsidies to renewables. If successful, […]

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  • Why So-Called ‘Earthquakes’ Shouldn’t Stop Fracking In Lancashire

    • Date: 24/10/18
    • Andrew Montford, The Spectator

    Whatever message the government is sending out it’s certainly not ‘Open for Business’. So, just a week after starting work on releasing the gas trapped in the shales beneath Lancashire, energy company Cuadrilla Resources decided to stop work, at least for the rest of the day. Soon after they had started pumping water into the […]

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  • Emissions and Economy in the UK: Shining Example or Dismal Lesson?

    • Date: 17/10/18
    • John Constable & Gordon Hughes

    The UK government is engaging in increasingly implausible attempts to present the country’s economic and emissions record since 1990 as a proof of the existence of a viable model for low carbon prosperity based on recent policies, particularly renewables. In fact, if the UK record shows anything, it demonstrates that a continuation of the fuel […]

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  • The Return Of Fracking Is A Victory For Common Sense

    • Date: 16/10/18
    • Ross Clark, The Spectator

    Now that fracking has resumed in Lancashire after a seven year hiatus, the green lobby which sought to frustrate it and delay it at every turn can reflect on what they have achieved: keeping the UK’s carbon emissions rather higher than they would have been, had our native fracking industry been allowed to develop more […]

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  • The IPCC’s Special Report, Global Warming of 1.5℃

    • Date: 10/10/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The details of the IPCC’s Special Report, Global Warming of 1.5℃, if thoughtfully read, should oblige policy makers to conclude that the obstacles to limiting global warming to this level, and indeed even to higher temperatures, are not just arbitrary blockages, rocks in the road to be removed, but fundamental and structural problems with the […]

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  • Coal Use Rises As Renewables Fall In U.S. Electricity Generation

    • Date: 07/10/18
    • OilPrice.com

    The EIA released the latest edition of their Electric Power Monthly on September 25th, with data for July 2018. The table below shows the percentage contribution of the main fuel sources to two decimal places for the last two months and the year to date. (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) For the month of July, the […]

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