• Fritz Vahrenholt: Germany’s Man-Made Energy Crisis Deepens

    • Date: 06/12/14
    • Professor Fritz Vahrenholt

    This week two events have occurred and will have serious impacts on the European and German energy market: 1) the withdrawal from conventional power generation by Europe’s and Germany’s largest power company, E.ON, and 2) Russia’s cancelling the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline. The public reaction in Germany was quite subdued. That in […]

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  • Technological Progress Accelerates Non-Stoppable Shale Revolution

    • Date: 06/12/14
    • Joseph Rago, The Wall Street Journal

    U.S. shale production continues to grow due to major efficiency improvements as technology advances and drillers find ways to make wells ever more productive and extract more shale oil from the same plays. On Wednesday, an OnCue Express in Oklahoma City became the first U.S. filling station since 2010 to sell regular gasoline for under $2 […]

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  • Ross Clark: Why Did The BBC Ban Nigel Lawson From Debating Climate Change?

    • Date: 05/12/14
    • Ross Clark, The Times

    Why did the BBC ban Lord Lawson from debating climate change on the ground that he is not a scientist, yet you happily broadcast another non-scientist, Al Gore? I can guess how John Humphrys would react if George Osborne made an emotional appeal for the Today programme to become “a little less of a critical friend and […]

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  • Rupert Darwall: Obama Puts Climate On The 2016 Ballot

    • Date: 02/12/14
    • Rupert Darwall, The Wall Street Journal

    The president’s unilateral approach ensures that a new global carbon pact will be a campaign issue in two years. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, this week and next will lay the groundwork for a more significant gathering in Paris a year from now: the 21st conference of the 1992 United Nations […]

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  • Christopher Booker: Royal Society Epitomises ‘Noble Cause’ Corruption

    • Date: 30/11/14
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph

    It was inevitable that, in its role as one of our leading warmist pressure groups, the once-revered Royal Society would join the propaganda campaign lobbying for a new global climate treaty in Paris next year. As the scientific case for the belief that the world is in the grip of runaway global warming continues to […]

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  • Britain’s Energy Policy Is A Catastrophic Mess That Will Keep Prices High

    • Date: 27/11/14
    • Allister Heath, The Daily Telegraph

    Britain’s energy policy is a giant mess. Unless policy makers come to their senses, we will condemn ourselves to falling living standards, gross inefficiencies and a monumental misallocation of resources. The story of how the Labour Party destroyed Britain’s system of financial regulation, launching the ill-fated Financial Services Authority, is now well known. The tale of […]

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  • Lawrence Solomon: Ill Winds Blow From Wind Turbines

    • Date: 26/11/14
    • Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post

    The wind industry is dangerous to human health, posing risks to everything from dizziness and nausea to chronic stress and heart conditions A Canadian court will soon decide if wind turbines violate Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms by posing a risk to human health. Charter case decisions can be convoluted but the fundamental question […]

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  • Obama’s Climate Fiasco Down Under

    • Date: 23/11/14
    • Greg Sheridan, The Australian

    The United States embassy in Canberra advised President Barack Obama not to make the provocative, anti-Abbott speech on climate change which he made at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. That the President acted against the advice of his own embassy reveals a deeply divided and in part dysfunctional Obama administration, unable to reconcile its foreign […]

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