• Shell Chief Pops Carney’s ‘Carbon Bubble’

    • Date: 07/10/15
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    The boss of Royal Dutch Shell has hit back after an attack on the fossil fuels industry by the governor of the Bank of England, accusing Mark Carney of a “lack of realism” in his comments about climate change. Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank Of England, warned last week of a “carbon bubble” […]

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  • Paris PR: UK Considers Closing Coal-Fired Power Plants By 2023

    • Date: 06/10/15

    Britain will shut down all its coal-fired power stations by 2023, under plans being drawn up by ministers before a United Nations climate change conference in Paris next month. The proposals to set a firm date for the country’s last coal-fired station to cease generating electricity are being discussed by officials at the Department of […]

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  • Poland’s Government Signals Reversal From Nuclear To Coal

    • Date: 05/10/15
    • Associated Press

    Poland’s prime minister says she does not consider nuclear energy a priority and is instead focused on strengthening the coal mining industry. Ewa Kopacz’s comments indicated a U-turn from earlier government plans to add nuclear energy to Poland’s mix in the coming years. Kopacz said Monday that Poland’s energy security is based on coal. The […]

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  • Mark Carney Under Attack From Investors

    • Date: 05/10/15
    • Madison Marriage and Richard Stovin-Bradford, Financial Times

    Mark Carney’s warning that investors face “potentially huge” losses from their “stranded” coal, oil and gas assets has riled many in the investment community who believe the Bank of England governor has spoken out of turn.   Mystic Mark Carney, the Bank of England’s new seer The former Goldman Sachs banker’s speech to insurers in London […]

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  • Bank Of England Governor Under Fire After Claiming ‘Climate Change Could Cause Crash’

    • Date: 02/10/15
    • Hugo Duncan, Daily Mail

    Bank of England boss Mark Carney was under fire last night after warning that climate change could trigger a financial crisis. Critics said the Governor’s ‘alarmist’ comments went outside his remit and accused him of ‘politicising’ the job. The banker, whose wife Diana is a prominent green campaigner, described global warming as ‘the tragedy on […]

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  • Carbon Floor Price Contributing To Steel Crisis, Says Think Tank

    • Date: 01/10/15
    • Institute of Mechanical Engineers

    Global Warming Policy Forum calls on government to scrap costly policy UK think tank the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is calling on the government to scrap Britain’s unilateral Carbon Floor Price, which it said is contributing to the crisis of UK steel and other energy intensive industries. The Carbon Floor Price is a unilateral […]

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  • GWPF Wants To Influence Britain’s Carbon Tax Reforms

    • Date: 01/10/15
    • David Thorpe, The Fifth Estate

    The Conservative British government response to the climate crisis in the lead up to the Paris Summit is to argue in public that it’s the market that should lead the changes required. But its new consultation about overhauling the UK’s corporate carbon reporting and taxation landscape implicitly recognises the necessity of rigging the market to achieve the […]

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  • UK Steel Crisis: GWPF Calls On Government To Scrap Carbon Floor Price

    • Date: 30/09/15
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum is calling on the Government to scrap Britain’s unilateral Carbon Floor Price which is contributing to the crisis of UK steel and other energy intensive industries. SSI’s decision to close its steel plant in Redcar – which is expected to result in 1,700 job losses – has led to the Government […]

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