• Who saved Bambi?

    • Date: 24/08/20
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Environmentalists would have you know that we have now set aside some 15% of the world’s surface for conservation. That’s wonderful, of course, but it turns out that they have missed (or perhaps not) a rather more important saviour of the world’s wild places. The identity of this greatest of environmental heroes is revealed by […]

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  • Ross McKitrick: Save The Economy, Ditch The ‘Green Recovery’ Plans

    • Date: 20/08/20
    • Ross McKitrick, Financial Post

    Green technologies that were known money-losers before the pandemic are still money-losers today There’s a curious idea floating around that the COVID crisis undid the principles of economics. Nobody puts it exactly like that, but it’s implied in the various proposals for restructuring the post-pandemic economy so that it will look very different from the […]

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  • Paul Tice: If You Like Lockdowns, You’ll Love the Carbon-Free Future

    • Date: 19/08/20
    • Paul Tice, The Wall Street Journal

    Giving up fossil fuels would mean severe limits on mobility and economic activity—permanently. The climate-change movement is taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic, equating it with the “existential crisis” of man-made global warming. While praising the current display of unilateral government action as a model for addressing climate change, many environmentalists and liberal politicians have […]

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  • The Challenge of Marxism

    • Date: 18/08/20
    • Yoram Hazony, Quillette

    With the Marxist conquest of liberal institutions, we have entered a new phase in American history (and, consequently, in the history of all democratic nations). For a generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, most Americans and Europeans regarded Marxism as an enemy that had been defeated once and for all. But […]

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  • A trick of the tale

    • Date: 17/08/20
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    With the data now showing unequivocally that the cost of offshore wind is not in precipitous decline, I found myself wondering about all those (ahem) colourful characters who have spent the last ten years trying to persuade everyone that it is. And I thought about the Committee on Climate Change, who pushed the technology hard […]

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  • California’s Blackout Warning

    • Date: 17/08/20
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    Anti-fossil fuel mandates are leading to electricity shortages Electricity blackouts are awful at any time, but especially during an extreme heat wave and for reasons that are man-made. That’s what millions in California have been enduring in recent days, and their plight is a warning to the rest of America about the risks of Green […]

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  • Biden vs. Trump: The Battle Over US Energy Policy And Its Consequences

    • Date: 10/08/20
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    As the US has emerged as the world’s leading oil and gas producer, the energy and climate policies adopted by the next US administration will profoundly influence global economic and geopolitical affairs. With the US presidential elections less than 90 days away, US energy policy – which includes government regulations dealing with climate change – […]

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  • The Dirty Secrets Of ‘Clean’ Electric Vehicles

    • Date: 07/08/20
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    In the case of EVs, the dirty secrets of “clean energy” should seem apparent to all but, alas, there are none so blind as those who will not see. The widespread view that fossil fuels are “dirty” and renewables such as wind and solar energy and electric vehicles are “clean” has become a fixture of […]

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