• Carbon Credits Boom Is Costing British Jobs

    • Date: 13/12/09

    The Sunday Telegraph: What is the connection between Dr Rajendra Pachauri, the Indian railway engineer who has been much in evidence at the Copenhagen climate conference, as chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and an Indian-owned steel company’s decision to mothball its giant Teesside steel works next month, ripping the heart out […]

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  • Corus may get £90m ‘carbon payoff’ after closing plant and axing 1,700 jobs

    • Date: 12/12/09

    Daily Mail: Steel firm Corus could qualify for millions of pounds’ worth of Government environmental credits for a plant it is closing with the loss of 1,700 jobs. The Department of Energy and Climate Change yesterday confirmed that Corus’s foreign owner, Indian steel giant Tata, was ‘likely’ to get its £90million allocation of carbon credits, […]

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  • Gordon Brown criticised for climate funds

    • Date: 11/12/09
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    The Daily Telegraph: Gordon Brown has said Britain will pay £1.5 billion to a European Union climate change project despite the British recession and his Government’s huge deficit. At an EU summit in Brussels, the Prime Minister offered to pay the money into an EU fund intended to help poorer countries to cut their carbon […]

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  • Met Office Prediction: Another ‘Barbecue’ Fiasco?

    • Date: 11/12/09

    Daily Mail: After the fiasco of this year’s ‘barbecue summer’ prediction, you might have thought the Met Office would have hesitated before making such grand statements again. But yesterday it declared that 2010 will be a ‘barbecue year’. Forecasters say it is likely to be the hottest year globally since records began nearly 160 years […]

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  • Met Office Criticised for Political Lobbying

    • Date: 11/12/09

    LONDON, 11 December 2009 – The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) today criticised the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the UK Met Office for their political intervention in the international negotiations currently taking place in Copenhagen. The Met Office claims that preliminary temperature data for 2009 show that global temperatures continue to rise and that […]

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  • Met Office PR Exercise Backfires

    • Date: 10/12/09

    The Times: The Met Office has embarked on an urgent exercise to bolster the reputation of climate-change science after the furore over stolen e-mails. More than 1,700 scientists have agreed to sign a statement defending the “professional integrity” of global warming research. They were responding to a round-robin request from the Met Office, which has […]

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  • Airlines Slam Green Tories On Heathrow Runway

    • Date: 08/12/09

    The Times: Airline bosses derided Conservative aviation policy as incoherent and confused yesterday because of the party’s opposition to a third runway at Heathrow. Willie Walsh, BA’s chief executive said: “I think they are confused. I would like to know what the Conservative policy is going to be. I think we expect governments to have […]

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  • No More Cheap Holidays: UK Taxpayers Face Heavy, New Climate Taxes

    • Date: 08/12/09

    The Guardian: Heavy taxes on passengers and a ban on expansion at regional airports will be needed to curb Britain’s insatiable appetite for air travel, a climate change report will say today . But it will still be possible to build a third runway at Heathrow, add second runways at Stansted and Edinburgh and permit […]

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