• Black Friday: Did Wind Farm Failure Cause UK Blackout?

    • Date: 09/08/19
    • The Guardian

    Enappsys, an energy consultancy, said the blackout may have been caused by the unexpected shutdowns of the Hornsea offshore wind farm and the Little Barford gas-fired power plant. Large parts of England and Wales have been left without electricity following a major power cut, electricity network operators have said, with a serious impact reported on […]

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  • And So It Begins: Major Power Cut Across Country As London Goes Dark

    • Date: 09/08/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Large parts of London and the South East are without electricity following a power cut, UK Power Networks has said. The company tweeted on Friday evening: “We’re aware of a power cut affecting large parts of London and South East. “We believe this is due to a failure on National Grid’s network, which is affecting […]

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  • So Hot That We Can See Those Urban Heat Islands From Space

    • Date: 08/08/19
    • Jo Nova

    New satellite images taken by NASA during the June heatwave show how the central core of European cities is much hotter than the surrounding natural landscape due to the urban heat island effect. During the June heatwaves in Europe NASA was studying the “Ecostress” of various cities. The heat coming off Charles De Gaulle’s runways is […]

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  • Extinction Rebellion Prepares To Shut Down London Fashion Week

    • Date: 07/08/19
    • The TImes

    Britain’s fashion industry faces extinction as radical climate activists attempt to destroy ‘environmentally destructive’ fashion businesses. London Fashion Week is where showbiz meets the cutting edge of couture. However, the likes of Kendall Jenner and Victoria Beckham may find that the event next month is disrupted by Extinction Rebellion, the environmental activists who held mass demonstrations […]

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  • English Summer Failing To Meet Alarmist Expectations (Again)

    • Date: 02/08/19
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    After all of the fuss about a couple of days of sunshine in Britain, reality brings us back down to earth with the monthly CET figures: Average mean temperatures for July ended up at 17.5C, meaning that last month was an unremarkable 45th warmest since 1660, tying with years like 1847, 1870 and 1923. It […]

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  • Bad Day At The Office: Climate Change Activists Protest Outside The Wrong Building

    • Date: 31/07/19
    • City A.M.

    Green protesters were left red-faced today after targeting the offices of a renewable energy company by mistake. Several hundred climate demonstrators from a group called “Reclaim the Power” descended on the Square Mile to picket what they had thought was the headquarters of Drax, only to find out that the gas and energy group had […]

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  • Electricity Bills Could Double To Bail Out New Wind Farms, Report Claims

    • Date: 27/07/19
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Electricity bills could double to bail out new wind farms that have massively underestimated their operating costs, a former adviser to the World Bank has claimed. Two offshore wind projects secured contracts to supply renewable energy at reduced costs in 2017 and it was hailed the result of huge strides made in technology and engineering, […]

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  • Onshore Wind Critic Andrea Leadsom Is New UK Energy Secretary

    • Date: 26/07/19
    • Recharge News

    The UK has a new energy secretary after Andrea Leadsom was appointed by incoming UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, putting a high-profile critic of onshore wind in charge of national policy. Leadsom will lead Britain’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under a mass clear-out by Johnson at the top of the UK government […]

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