• 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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  • Low Electricity Demand and System Balancing Problems during The UK’s Coronavirus Lockdown

    • Date: 25/04/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The restrictions on economic and personal activity imposed to address the spread of the coronavirus are reducing electricity demand in the UK to unusually low levels, increasing the difficulties of operating the system, particularly in the presence of embedded solar and wind generation.  As a result of the restrictions on economic activity and personal movement, […]

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  • Zeroing In: Free Market Approaches to the 2050 Target with Dr Jamie Whyte

    • Date: 21/04/20
    • Institute of Economic Affairs

    The third in the IEA’s ‘Zeroing In: Free market approaches to the 2050 target’ series. The series will cover a range of ideas and viewpoints, with IEA spokespeople speaking to an array of experts and academics on how the free market can, or cannot, achieve the government’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Over […]

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  • New US Vehicle Emission Rules Will Save Americans’ Lives and Money

    • Date: 14/04/20
    • Jason Isaac, Real Clear Energy

    The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule will cut the average price of new vehicles by $1,000 without compromising the rigorous environmental standards that have made America a world leader in clean air. In a time when millions have been laid off in the wake of the coronavirus and too many families are struggling to make ends […]

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  • COVID-19’s Threat to U.S. Energy Security

    • Date: 10/04/20
    • The American Interest

    The US shale oil industry serves a vital national interest by protecting the country from price or supply shocks.  For the past decade, the United States has enjoyed a remarkable boom in the production of oil and natural gas. Mainly due to technological advances in fracking, America has become the world’s largest producer of oil […]

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  • Covid-19 & Climate Change: Asia’s Policy Choices

    • Date: 02/04/20
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    The strictures against fossil fuels, as part of the liturgy of climate change belief, is egregious to the extreme when the real and immediate challenge of coping with Covid-19 faces each and every Asian today. The Asian continent spans a vast geographical area. The novel coronavirus emerged in the eastern part – Wuhan, China – […]

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  • We Mustn’t Let Green Lobbyists Use Coronavirus To Turn Us Back Into the ‘Sick Man of Europe’

    • Date: 24/03/20
    • Harry Wilkinson, Global Vision

    As politicians eventually move on to the task of rebuilding after this crisis, it is crucial that their efforts do not become hijacked by a pernicious form of green wishful thinking. In response to the unfolding coronavirus crisis, many commentators have been making bold statements about what consequences it might or even should have for […]

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  • The UK’s March 2020 Budget: Red Diesel and the Dawn of Carbon Taxation

    • Date: 15/03/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The Chancellor’s Budget shows clear signs that the UK government is now moving towards general carbon taxation. As a taste of things to come, government is increase fuel tax on diesel for parts of the construction industry, amongst others, by 400%, from the currently discounted level of 11.14 pence per litre to the standard 57.95 pence per […]

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