• UK Government Dithering Over Shale Gas Is ‘A Farce’

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the news that onshore gas exploration firm Cuadrilla has completed the drilling of its second shale well. The well, at the company’s site in Preston Hall in Lancashire, could represent the start of a revolution in the UK’s energy supply, reducing dependence on gas imports and providing […]

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  • Cuadrilla Poised To Frack Britain’s First Shale Well

    • Date: 18/07/18
    • Reuters

    Energy exploration group Cuadrilla expects to start “fracking” Britain’s first horizontal shale well shortly following years of protests and government reviews into this unconventional way of extracting oil and gas. The unlisted company said on Tuesday it was awaiting government approval to frack the first well at its Lancashire site in northern England before starting […]

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  • The Cost of Wind Power: Worse Than We Thought

    • Date: 17/07/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    A few days ago, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin mentioned a new suggestion that instead of cutting up redundant oil rigs, we should simply sink them to the bottom of the sea, where they would become artificial reefs that would encourage a flourishing of marine flora and fauna. Observant readers of his Twitter feed were of […]

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  • Renewables continue to make shambles of energy sector

    • Date: 17/07/18
    • Tom DiChristopher, CNBC

    The amount of money flowing into the energy sector fell for a third straight year, raising concerns about the world’s ability to provide enough power and tackle climate change, the International Energy Agency reported on Tuesday. On the whole, governments and businesses plowed $1.8 trillion into the infrastructure, equipment and resources that keep the world […]

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  • UK Survey: Brits Are Chilled About Global Warming

    • Date: 11/07/18
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Few have major concerns over climate change The latest British Social Attitudes Survey reveals that only around a quarter of the public has major concerns over the impacts of global warming and that only a third thinks that humans are the main cause of climate change. The typical Briton is mildly concerned by climate change, […]

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  • Energy-efficient boilers: worse than we thought

    • Date: 09/07/18
    • Andrew Ellson, The Times

    Homeowners are being mis-sold on the efficiency of boilers in a labelling scandal that is costing consumers hundreds of millions of pounds a year, an investigation by The Times has found. Energy performance labels are typically overstating the efficiency of boilers by 10 per cent because the official EU tests used to generate the scores do not […]

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  • Wildlife Be Damned: Kent Marshland to be Carpeted with Solar Panels

    • Date: 02/07/18
    • David Rose, The Mail on Sunday

    ‘World’s biggest battery’ to be built in Britain as part of £400m plans to carpet a swathe of Kent marshland with almost a million solar panels. Campaigners are fighting to block a £400 million plan for a solar energy farm The battery would store 350MWhr –  with no fewer than 7,660 battery units Green campaigners […]

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  • UK Committee On Climate Change Misleads Parliament And Public

    • Date: 30/06/18
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism

    The Committee on Climate Change has released a new brochure, Reducing UK emissions, described as a “2018 Progress Report to Parliament”. It’s a long document – 267 pages – but it has four messages to the Government at the front, one of which is this graphic: Yes, they really are claiming that adding more wind turbines […]

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