• You Did Say Your Costs Had Been “Slashed” Didn’t You?

    • Date: 21/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    If costs really have gone down, windfarm operators will take subsidy cuts in their stride In the Times this morning, energy correspondent Emily Gosden reports on the latest news from the UK’s capacity market (link £): The government has slashed the financial support on offer for new offshore wind farms, forcing developers to find further […]

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  • Monbiot’s disaster journalism

    • Date: 20/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    I once appeared on the Jeremy Vine show opposite the Guardian columnist George Monbiot, who made some surprising claims about drought in East Africa, which he said had been getting worse for decades. Shortly after the show, I did some digging and failed to turn up anything that would support his view. I was reminded […]

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  • Matt Ridley: Why Is It So Cool to Be Gloomy?

    • Date: 17/11/18
    • Matt Ridley, The Wall Street Journal

    The world is in better shape than most people think, but we’re more inclined to focus on bad news than good. Psychology can help explain why. Has the percentage of the world population that lives in extreme poverty almost doubled, almost halved or stayed the same over the past 20 years? When the Swedish statistician […]

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  • Champagne day at Drax

    • Date: 16/11/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    If we are going to burn more wood, who will see the benefits? The Committee on Climate Change, the government’s advisers on how to achieve its carbon budgets, published a pair of reports yesterday – one on the use of biomass and one on the related subject of land use.  There are some remarkable points […]

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  • Another Doomsday Climate Model Flunks A Math Test

    • Date: 15/11/18
    • Editorial, Investor's Business Daily

    In their mad dash to prove their global warming bona fides, major media have simply thrown skepticism out the window. What’s left is climate religion. Everyone makes mistakes, but some mistakes are bigger than others. That’s the case with a recent study based on a climate model that claimed the oceans had retained 60% more […]

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  • What’s Next for U.S. Climate and Energy Policies?

    • Date: 12/11/18
    • Paul Driessen, Townhall

    The “Blue Wave” never really reached shore, the U.S. Senate is still in Republican hands, the House of Representatives flipped to Democratic control, Trump era deregulation and fossil fuel production efforts continue, several governorships and state houses went from red to blue – and almost all state renewable energy and carbon tax ballot initiatives went […]

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  • After 50 Years Of Failed Predictions, Science Is In Crisis

    • Date: 10/11/18
    • Maurice Newman, The Australian

    Whom or what to believe? After 50 years of failed predictions, people are reasoning that something other than science is behind this alarmism. Last September the usual media suspects got wind of yet another Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. To those familiar, it was obvious from the “fire and brimstone” headlines. No matter how […]

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  • Marian Tupy: Debunking The Overpopulation Alarmists

    • Date: 08/11/18
    • Marian L. Tupy , CapX

    Desrochers and Szurmak’s book are a reminder of humanity’s “can do” instincts and problem-solving ability. Is overpopulation a problem? Are we running out of resources? Where did the concern over population growth and resource depletion come from? How accurate were the past predictions of gloom by people who were concerned about the two issues? Will […]

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