• New Govt Policy: ‘Less Climate Concern’ Key To Brexit Trade

    • Date: 09/04/17
    • Tim Shipman, Political editor, The Sunday Times

    Government papers reveal plan to tone down stance on environment in bid to win deals with Latin America and Africa Civil service documents, photographed on a train, reveal that Britain plans to scale down its concern over climate change and the trade in illegal wildlife to clear the way for post-Brexit trade deals. Details of […]

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  • Terence Mordaunt Joins GWPF Board Of Directors

    • Date: 07/04/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is pleased to announce that Terence Mordaunt has joined its board of directors. Mr Mordaunt is the co-owner of Bristol Port Company and serves as its Chairman. He will be joining Lord Lawson (chairman of the board) and British businessmen Edward Atkin CBE and Neil Record. The Global Warming […]

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  • At Last! UK Said to Seek End For 2020 Renewables Target

    • Date: 05/04/17
    • Bloomberg

    Britain is looking for ways to scrap its 2020 clean energy targets while maintaining everyday trade in Europe’s energy market, an early sign of the kind of cherry-picking that threatens to sour Brexit negotiations. Officials in the Treasury and the business department are looking for a way to abandon the national goal of getting 15 […]

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  • Scientific Advice Promoting Diesel ‘Was Wrong’, Former Chief Scientist Admits

    • Date: 05/04/17
    • Sam Coates, The Times

    The chief scientist under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown has admitted successive governments were wrong to encourage people to buy diesel vehicles. Sir David King, the chief scientific adviser from 2000 to 2007 and special representative for climate change until last week, said that the government had overestimated the impact of European regulations when it […]

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  • Will Major North Sea Discovery Revive UK Oil Industry?

    • Date: 01/04/17
    • Nick Cunningham, Energy Fuse

    On March 27, Hurricane Energy, a small-cap energy company based in the UK, announced a major oil discovery near the Shetland Islands, a discovery that is being described as one of the largest in UK waters this century. Hurricane drilled the “Halifax Well” near its existing Lancaster oil field, and the results were very positive for Hurricane. The hydrocarbon […]

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  • ‘Renewable Energy Unsustainable Without Subsidies’

    • Date: 31/03/17
    • reNews

    The UK’s renewables obligation (RO) will close to all new generating capacity on 31 March leaving the country’s energy industry in need of “urgent clarity” on how to achieve clean power goals, according to Schneider Electric. Schneider Electric UK and Ireland zone president Tanuja Randery said that although renewables are starting to mature in the […]

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  • Why Won’t The UK Gov’t Tell The Costs Of Green Energy?

    • Date: 29/03/17
    • Andrew Follett, The Daily Caller

    Britain’s government seems to have specifically removed quantitative estimates of the costs of wind and solar power from an official report. The report was  published roughly one year late and has seemingly had most of its cost estimates removed. The few stats that remain are entirely qualitative and do not include numerical approximations, like dollars per megawatt hour, which would normally be considered the […]

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  • ‘Biggest Oil Discovery In UK Waters This Century’

    • Date: 26/03/17
    • Andrew Ward and Nathalie Thomas, Financial Times

    Find adds to series of wells that may be biggest beneath UK waters this century. Hurricane Energy has made a further oil discovery west of the Shetland Islands days after Royal Dutch Shell and BP won exploration licences in an area the UK is counting on to breathe new life into its struggling oil and […]

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