• House Of Lords Standards Watchdog Launches Probe Into UK Climate Change Chief John Gummer

    • Date: 10/02/19
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday

    The Lords sleaze watchdog has launched a formal investigation into claims that John Selwyn Gummer failed to declaremore than £600,000 of payments made to his private company by ‘green’ businesses that stand to profit from his advice to Ministers.  Five MPs lodged a complaint with Standards Commissioner Lucy Scott-Moncrieff following last week’s Mail on Sunday revelations […]

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  • Geoscientists Call On UK Government To Relax Fracking Regulations

    • Date: 09/02/19
    • The Times

    Almost 50 geoscientists have urged the government to commission an urgent review of the fracking earthquake limit, which they suggest should be raised to allow the industry to expand. They say that the scientific rationale of the 0.5 magnitude limit before fracking must cease is debatable. They call for a “realistic regulatory framework”. The letter to […]

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  • 2018 Temperature Prediction Competition: We Have A Winner!

    • Date: 08/02/19
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The average prediction by GWPF readers was 0.59°C, and the median was 0.63°C. GWPF readers therefore did quite a lot better than the paid experts at the Met Office. A year ago, we asked readers to predict how global temperatures would evolve over 2018, for a chance to win a bottle of House of Lords […]

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  • Jim Ratcliffe: Government Is Using ‘Slippery’ Manoeuvres To Kill Off British Shale Development

    • Date: 05/02/19
    • City A.M.

    The chairman of Britain’s biggest private company has accused the government of using “slippery back door manoeuvres” to kill off fracking in the UK. Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire founder of Ineos, said the government is sticking to a plan which is “unworkable, unhelpful and playing politics with the country’s future”. Ratcliffe hit out at […]

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  • Mail on Sunday Reveals Hidden Payments To Climate Change Committee Chairman

    • Date: 03/02/19
    • David Rose, Mail on Sunday

    Lord Deben faces calls to resign over £600.000 payments from ‘green businesses’ to his family firm Tory peer John Selwyn Gummer’s private company has been paid more than £600,000 from ‘green’ businesses that stand to make millions from his advice to Ministers. The Conservative grandee heads the Government’s powerful Climate Change Committee that vigorously supports […]

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  • The Price of Bias: Nearly One Million Britons Cancel BBC TV Licence

    • Date: 02/02/19
    • Daily Mail

    Nearly a million Britons cancelled their TV licence last year as viewers ditch BBC in favour of streaming services More than 860,000 TV licenses were cancelled in 2017-18, compared to 798,000 in 2016-17. The figures amount to 2,300 cancellations a day. The BBC has confirmed the TV license’s price will increase to £154.50 starting from […]

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  • GWPF Calls On UK Government To Remove Arbitrary Shale Gas Restrictions

    • Date: 31/01/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum has called on the government to relax seismic restrictions on shale gas drilling in the UK. The call comes after leading experts from the British Geological Survey (BGS) announced that the current limits on seismic activity were too restrictive. The limits, which force drillers to stop work, are much more […]

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  • UK Court of Appeal Rejects Climate Lawsuit

    • Date: 31/01/19
    • GWPF

    Britain’s Court of Appeal has rejected a lawsuit by a group of climate activists to have their case heard. A UK citizens’ lawsuit over the government’s 2050 climate target hit “the end of the road” this week after an appeals court refused to hear the case, the climate legal group Plan B announced. Plan B and 11 Brits lodged the […]

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