• Bjorn Lomborg: Voters Reject Green Campaigners’ Extreme Climate Policies

    • Date: 19/07/19
    • Bjorn Lomborg, The Daily Telegraph

    All over the world voters prefer parties whose energy policy focuses on driving down power prices instead of making energy ever more expensive. The renowned naturalist and climate change campaigner Sir David Attenborough believes governments should face a reckoning for their failure to tackle global warming. Speaking recently about the US and Australia, he expressed a hope that the electorate would vote […]

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  • Putin’s Gamble & Europe’s Looming Energy Crisis

    • Date: 16/07/19
    • Alan Riley, The American Interest

    Russia has laid the groundwork to pressure the European Union with surging gas prices and supply shortages next year, but the longer a new gas crisis goes on, the greater the chance it will cost Russia dearly. Will Moscow or Brussels blink first? As Europe is sweating out yet another hot summer, energy executives and […]

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  • Mark Mills: Inconvenient Energy Realities

    • Date: 01/07/19
    • Mark P Mills, Economics21

    The physics and economics of energy combined with scale realities make it clear that there is no possibility of anything resembling a radically “new energy economy” in the foreseeable future. The math behind “The New Energy Economy: An Exercise in Magical Thinking” A week doesn’t pass without a mayor, governor, policymaker or pundit joining the […]

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  • China’s Coal Bi-Polarity Expedites the Death of the Paris Agreement

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Vijay Jayaraj, Master Resource

    The most significant threat to the Paris agreement has come from countries that refuse to quench their addiction to coal.  Among them is the largest consumer of coal: China. China’s continued defiance of the anti-coal establishment has dealt a lethal blow to the future prospects of the Paris agreement. Here are some key indicators from […]

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  • The Economic Case for Net Zero Carbon Emissions is Hokum

    • Date: 24/06/19
    • Andrew Montford, Reaction

    Last month, the Committee on Climate Change issued its report on how the UK could reduce its carbon dioxide emissions to “net zero”. Since its recommendations are for a complete upending of the economy and our way of life, it is, not to put too fine a point on it, a document of historic importance. You […]

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  • Terence Corcoran: Why The Global Fossil-Fuel Phase-Out Is A Fantasy Akin To Time Travel

    • Date: 22/06/19
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    To produce the power needed to phase out fossil fuels by 2050, the world would have to build one new 1.5-gigawatt nuclear plant every day for the next 30 years. Judging from the headlines, Canada and the world are on track to ratchet up renewable energy and begin the rapid scale-down and ultimate phase-out of […]

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  • Climate Change Committee: “We can have cake and eat it”

    • Date: 20/06/19
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Pretending that competing demands don’t exist is no way to plan policy According to the Committee on Climate Change’s report on getting the UK to net zero carbon dioxide emissions, it should be possible to generate the majority of our future electricity using a fleet of 7500 offshore wind turbines, each of 10 MW capacity. […]

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  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe: UK Needs To Show Its Steel In Manufacturing

    • Date: 18/06/19
    • Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Daily Express

    It is a sad state of affairs when Britain announces the closure of yet another keystone manufacturing business. Steel is part of our everyday lives but, from now on, we will need to buy most of it in from abroad. It’s such a change from the mid-Sixties when the UK was the fourth biggest steel […]

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