• Green Britain Faces Energy Crisis

    • Date: 17/01/19
    • Martin Vander Weyer, The Spectator

    The energy shortage that has been threatening for a decade is coming closer to reality Transfixed as you were by Westminster chaos, did you also spot the news that Hitachi is about to cancel or suspend construction of the Wylfa nuclear power station in North Wales? The Japanese engineering giant has evidently failed to reach […]

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  • Britain’s Diesel Fiasco Causes Rising CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 11/01/19
    • Daily Express

    Diesel cars are in decline due to the wide condemnation of the fuel type as a result of the VW Dieselgate scandal of 2015. The overall decline in new diesel car sales has caused CO2 emissions to rise. Once revered for their lower CO2 emissions and high mileage, diesel is now the dirty word in the car […]

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  • UK Decarbonisation Policy In Disarray As Nuclear Power Plants Face The Axe

    • Date: 11/01/19
    • Nikkei Asian Review

    Hitachi plans to put a U.K. nuclear power project on hold as negotiations with the British government over funding hit an impasse, all but closing the book on Tokyo’s vision for nuclear infrastructure exports. The Japanese industrial conglomerate’s board is expected to officially decide next week to suspend all work on the plant, including design and […]

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  • Happy New Year! Green Energy Policies At Risk As UK Treasury Aims To Cut Energy Costs

    • Date: 07/01/19
    • The Times

    Liz Truss is targeting green energy policies as she launches a Treasury review of government projects with a call to “junk the white elephants”. Each Whitehall department will be made to justify afresh every line of expenditure of capital projects as part of the next round of spending, the chief secretary to the Treasury has […]

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  • Let Them Eat Cake: Green MP Demands Meat Tax To Stop Climate Change

    • Date: 06/01/19
    • The Sunday Express

    A green MP has called on Parliament to impose a tax on meat to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce climate change. Caroline Lucas told delegates at the Oxford Farming Conference an overhaul of Britain’s agri-industrial food system is needed because it is in “crisis” and is favouring consolidation at the expense of human health, […]

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  • Germany’s Diesel Disaster & The Lessons of ‘Dieselgate’

    • Date: 06/01/19
    • Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal

    A whole generation of green activists and politicians probably will have to die away before rational priorities for limiting CO2 emissions will be discussable. Angela Merkel had a bad 2018. Outsiders heard the word “migrants” during her party’s many electoral defeats. But a more urgent concern for millions of German voters was the fate of […]

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  • Forget Climate Hysteria: Heathrow Plans 25.000 More Flights P.A.

    • Date: 05/01/19
    • The Times

    Heathrow will announce plans for an extra 25,000 flights a year to increase capacity before the opening of a third runway. The airport wants to accommodate the equivalent of 68 more take-offs and landings a day within the next few years, scrapping the limit imposed as a planning condition when Heathrow won approval to build […]

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  • Worst Year Ever for Energy Price Rises

    • Date: 29/12/18
    • This is Money

    After the worst year ever for energy price rises, households are set to suffer more hikes in January. Big Six weren’t the only offenders – smaller suppliers singled out as culprits too   Some £840m added to people’s energy bills in 2018 – £74 each home Energy companies are racing to get their price hikes […]

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