• John Constable: The Government’s Murky Wind Subsidies Revival Is A Costly Blunder

    • Date: 04/03/20
    • John Constable, The Daily Telegraph

    A complicated game of bait and switch is going on, and the consumer is getting a poor deal. In the world of renewable energy nothing is what it seems. “Environmentally friendly” turns out to be devastating to the natural world. “Cheap” is expensive. “Local support” is found to be at a distance.  “Sustainable” is, strange […]

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  • The Mind-Boggling Cost of Net Zero

    • Date: 25/02/20
    • Harry Wilkinson, The Conservative Woman

    IS THE decision to reduce net carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050 one of extraordinary ambition or extreme foolhardiness? What we know for certain is that it isn’t an example of ‘evidence-based policymaking’. The Government and Parliament have given little thought to how it might be achieved, and how much it might cost. Rather […]

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  • Meddling in Domestic Heating is Foolish: Increasing Fuel Duty is a Blunder

    • Date: 21/02/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    In the last few days the British government has announced that it will be moving to ban the use of unprocessed coal and wood for domestic fires. Foolish and counterproductive though this policy almost certainly is, it should not be allowed to distract attention from the even greater error of rumoured proposals to increase Transport […]

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  • Why The Green New Deal Would Destroy The Environment

    • Date: 14/02/20
    • Paul Driessen, The Federalist

    The Green New Deal is anything but ‘clean’ or ‘green.’ Even the relatively modest numbers of solar and wind installations in the United States today are causing serious environmental damage. A few minutes of serious thought from self-described environmentalists would prompt a realization that if the Green New Deal, a program championed by Rep. Alexandria […]

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  • Is It Really The End Of Internal Combustion Engines & Petroleum In Transport?

    • Date: 07/02/20
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    In his recent presentation to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Professor Gautam Kalghatgi answers the question: ‘Is it really the end of internal combustion engines and petroleum in transport?’ Gautam Kalghatgi is currently a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London (Mechanical Engineering) and also at Oxford University (Engineering Science). He is a Fellow of the Royal […]

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  • 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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