• GWPF: Government Support For Wood-Burning Partly To Blame For Rising Smog Threat

    • Date: 24/01/17
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    In response to the London smog alert, the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is calling on the Government to abolish all support for diesel engines and wood-burners which are posing a growing threat to the health of urban populations. Unusually high amount of domestic wood burning, some of which are subsidised under the Renewable Heat Incentive, […]

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  • Green Energy Madness: Peak Wood-Burning Contributes To London Smog Alert

    • Date: 24/01/17
    • City A.M.

    London has been put on “very high” alert as cold and still weather, traffic, and a peak in the use of wood-burning stoves combined to send air pollution soaring in the capital and across swaths of the UK. Pollution levels have been heightened by “an unusually high amount of domestic wood burning” on Sunday afternoon […]

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  • Energy Bills To Fall As Billions In ‘Green Crap’ Subsidies Axed

    • Date: 24/01/17
    • Daniel Martin, Daily Mail

    Household energy bills are set to fall after ministers unveiled plans to slash green subsidies, it emerged yesterday. Billions of pounds are handed out by the Government to wind farm and solar energy firms every year, with families and manufacturers picking up the cost. These climate change subsidies add around £110 a year to a […]

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  • Britain’s Next Green Tax Scandal: 1.5 Million Homes Blighted By Damp

    • Date: 22/01/17
    • Ben Ellery, Mail on Sunday

    More than 1.5 million homes have been left blighted by botched cavity insulation work carried out to meet Government energy targets, experts say. Properties across Britain have suffered dampness and mould, causing smells, crumbling plaster and stained walls. In some cases, the value of homes has plunged. The Government scheme was meant to make homes […]

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  • Britain Hit By Another Climate Policy Fiasco: £168 Million Up In Smoke

    • Date: 20/01/17
    • The Construction Index

    Failed attempts by the UK government to encourage the development of carbon capture and storage have cost the tax payer £168m, according to a report from the National Audit Office (NAO). The government spent £100m on a competition to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS) schemes but it all fell apart. This was even after […]

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  • Green Energy Scandal Brings Down Northern Irland’s Government

    • Date: 16/01/17
    • Brendan Cole, International Business Times

    Fresh elections in Northern Ireland will be called after its power-sharing Assembly collapsed over the fallout of a botched renewable energy scheme. Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness quit as deputy first minister on 9 January and, in a motion in the devolved parliament on Monday (16 January), his party refused to replace him. Under the terms […]

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  • Poll: Majority Distrust British NGOs

    • Date: 16/01/17
    • Order-order; Edelman

    More than half of those polled now actively distrust British NGOs The release of Edelman’s annual “Trust barometer” is particularly well-timed given Oxfam’s attack on philanthropists this morning. The survey of 33,000 respondents in 28 countries has found that trust in NGOs in Britain has plummeted by four points compared to last year. This means […]

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  • Ikea Refuses To Spend £524m Green Energy Pot In Britain Until Government Commits To More Subsidies

    • Date: 16/01/17
    • Huffington Post

    Ikea has said it won’t spend a single penny of its mammoth £524m (€600m) green fund in Britain until the government makes it easier to invest in renewable energy. In a rare attack on government policy, the Swedish flatpack giant declared it would have to go elsewhere to finance projects, including wind farms, due to the UK’s […]

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