• The Government’s Hybrid Car Fiasco Shows The UK Is Nowhere Near A Coherent Environmental Policy

    • Date: 07/02/20
    • Emma Revell, The Daily Telegraph

    After confidently telling motorists for decades that certain types of vehicle were better for the environment, our politicians now plan to penalise those same drivers by government fiat.  This week’s announcement that the sale of new hybrid cars will be banned from 2035, alongside new petrol and diesel cars, came as a shock to customers and an industry […]

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  • Electric Cars and the Error of ‘Picking Losers’

    • Date: 06/02/20
    • Tim Worstall, CapX

    What are we to make of the Government’s decision to bring forward the ban on petrol and diesel cars from 2040 to 2035? It’s a fine example of what is known as government picking losers – one of those decisions which makes our economy more inefficient and our lives more expensive as a result. To start with, there […]

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  • The Decline and Fall of Britain’s Energy Regulator, Ofgem

    • Date: 04/02/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The first act of Mr Jonathan Brearley, the new CEO at the UK electricity and gas market regulator, Ofgem, has been to publish a Decarbonisation Programme Action Plan, a document that demonstrates that the regulator is no longer independent and is now an integral part of the climate change policy delivery mechanism which will consequently do nothing […]

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  • Europe’s Green Energy Policies Leave It Seriously Reliant On Russia & Other Autocracies

    • Date: 16/01/20
    • Victor Davis Hanson, New York Post

    It is hard to be both the world’s largest importer of gas and oil and the loudest critic of fossil fuels, but Europe has managed to do it. Despite its cool green parties and ambitious wind and solar agendas, Europe remains by far the world’s largest importer of oil and natural gas. Oil output in […]

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  • The Burden Of Proof Rests On Mark Carney: He Hasn’t Made His Case Against Fossil Fuels

    • Date: 11/01/20
    • John Constable, Financial Post

    If any investments are likely to be stranded, it is those such as wind and solar, not fossil fuels Mark Carney is using his final days as governor of the Bank of England to intimidate institutional financial managers by suggesting that investments in conventional energy are high-risk adventures requiring special justification. However, consideration of the […]

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  • The Role of Distributed Generation in the UK Blackout of 9 August 2019

    • Date: 04/01/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    It has been widely claimed that Distributed (or embedded) Generation, such as solar and wind connected to the low voltage distribution network, reinforces electricity system stability. The final reports into the widespread blackout of the 9th of August last year by the UK electricity regulator, Ofgem, and the British government’s Energy Emergency Executive Committee, E3C […]

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  • The Future of Oil, Gas, and Coal: Stranded Assets or Safe Refuge?

    • Date: 01/01/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    In a classic example of econo-political psy-ops, Mark Carney is using his final days in the Bank of England to intimidate institutional financial managers, in pension funds for example, by suggesting that investments in conventional energy are high risk adventures requiring special justification. However, consideration of the state of the global energy supply over the […]

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  • Oil Will Fuel the Roaring 2020s

    • Date: 30/12/19
    • Andy Critchlow, The Telegraph

    The price of benchmark Brent oil has averaged $79 a barrel over the last decade. The financial crisis, an unforeseen surge in US shale production and a combustible Middle East defined the period for oil markets. The next 10 years could be even more volatile for the world’s most important fossil fuel. Despite the dramas […]

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