• Green Energy Costs to Double, Committee on Climate Change Reveals

    • Date: 17/03/17
    • Harry Wilkinson, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The latest assessment of green energy costs by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), was reported yesterday by the BBC couched in doublethink worthy of 1984. They announced, just as five of the big six energy providers raised prices by between 7-10%, that ‘Britain’s low carbon energy revolution is actually saving money for households’. Nothing could be further […]

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  • Industrial Strategy or Political Tactics?

    • Date: 06/03/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The House of Commons committee responsible for scrutinising the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has just published its first review of the government’s flagship “Industrial Strategy”. While critical of the Secretary of State’s approach, the Committee’s own analysis seems to suffer from the same fundamental faults; it focuses on tactical measures that have short-run […]

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  • Energy Return and Economic Planning

    • Date: 22/02/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    A recent academic paper suggested that the Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROEI) of Solar Photovoltaic in northern latitudes was actually less than unity, in other words that the technology was a net energy consumer. In response, another paper argued that it was probably in the region of 7 to 10. Read together the papers […]

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  • Dash For Gas — And Move On From Nuclear Power Folly

    • Date: 17/02/17
    • Neil Collins, Financial Times

    If an industry cannot finance itself after decades, it’s time to try another industry Remember “Nuclear power? No thanks”? That sunny, smiling sticker which was almost standard on the back of every Citroen Deux-Chevaux? How we smiled at such naivety. Nuclear power was the future! The fume-belching little 2CV may have gone the way of […]

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  • The Future of Fossil Fuels: Dark or Bright?

    • Date: 07/02/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    BP’s recent Energy Outlook 2017 has given the impression to some journalists, Jeremy Warner in the Telegraph for example, that the oil giant sees fossil fuels in a hopeless long term struggle with a renewable energy steamroller squeezing the life out of all others through sheer competitive advantage. However, careful reading of a key chart […]

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  • Fritz Vahrenholt: Germany’s Energiewende — A Disaster In The Making

    • Date: 25/01/17
    • Professor Fritz Vahrenholt

    In 2012, I had the pleasure of delivering the GWPF annual lecture at the Royal Society. I described the Energiewende of the German government – its plan to transition to a low-carbon energy supply – in the aftermath of the tsunami catastrophe at Fukushima. At that time, Germany’s conservative/liberal government had decided to dismantle 19 nuclear power […]

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  • Electricity and the UK’s “Industrial Strategy”

    • Date: 23/01/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    The UK Government has today released its much trailed Green Paper, a consultation document, on Building our Industrial Strategy. No substantial revisions to the UK’s energy and climate policies are proposed. The continuing downward trend in UK electricity consumption suggests that this may be a mistake and a missed opportunity In its Green Paper, Building our Industrial Strategy, government proposes […]

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  • Tidal Lagoons Are Uneconomic

    • Date: 12/01/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    Mr Hendry’s report implicitly recommending that the UK government support the £1.3 billion Swansea Tidal Lagoon project presumably moves the scheme one step closer to realisation. However, the headline facts show that there is no justification for compelling UK consumers to de-risk the scheme for its projectors. The principal and overwhelming disadvantage of most renewable […]

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