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  • Carbon Capture And Storage Technology Remains A ‘Utopian Dream’ Claims New Report

    • Date: 28/06/17
    • Kirsteen Paterson, The National
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    Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is too expensive and will “never be viable”, a former World Bank advisor claims. Economics professor Gordon Hughes, of Edinburgh University, says the anti-climate change measure is “little more than a utopian dream”. The claims are made in a report for the Global Warming Policy Foundation think tank, set up […]

  • New Report: CCS Would Make Renewables And Nuclear Energy Look Cheap

    • Date: 28/06/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    Eminent energy economist warns that carbon capture and storage will never be viable That is the stark message of Professor Gordon Hughes, Professor of Economics at the University of Edinburgh and a former adviser to the World Bank. In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Professor Hughes says that claims that […]

  • The Curse of Hinkley Point

    • Date: 27/06/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    The contract for the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power station is so heavily loaded with penalties that the UK government is unlikely to cancel. Rising costs and other project risks, on the other hand, mean that EdF is in no hurry to build it. This results in a stagnant uncertainty that further clouds prospects for […]

  • Glenfell: Clad In Climate Change Politics

    • Date: 27/06/17
    • James Heartfield, Spiked
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    Might CO2 targets be behind the fad for flammable cladding? After the Grenfell disaster, local authorities are busy checking their housing stock for fire risks. Rightly, they are looking at the estates and blocks that have been retro-fitted with external cladding, which has been identified as a probable key factor in spreading the fire at […]

  • More Evidence of the Great 21st Century Warming Pause

    • Date: 27/06/17
    • CO2 Science
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    Those who continue to deny the existence of the current warming pause would be wise to accept the reality of the data presented here by Xie et al. and elsewhere by so many others. It does exist, and it does add to the ever-growing mountain of evidence that warming due to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations […]

  • Cosmic Rays Increase, Solar Cycle Approaches Minimum

    • Date: 26/06/17
    • Meteorologist Paul Dorian, Vencore, Inc.
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    The sun is currently featuring one lonely visible sunspot region and this relatively blank look is becoming more and more common as solar cycle 24 heads towards the next solar minimum. The latest image of the sun features only one visible sunspot region.  The sun has been completely blank almost one-quarter of the time this […]

  • The Return of King Coal? China, U.S. And India Boost Coal Mining

    • Date: 26/06/17
    • Associated Press
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    The world’s biggest coal users — China, the United States and India — have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year’s record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions. Mining data reviewed by The Associated Press show that production […]

  • Green Killing Machines: Germany’s Coalition Government Makes Killing Wildlife Easy

    • Date: 26/06/17
    • Dirk Maxeiner, Achse des Guten
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    In one of its increasingly clandestine late-night meetings, the German parliament has neutered the Nature Protection Act and partially abolished previous species protection regulations — in order to accelerate the construction of wind farms. The power drunkenness of Germany’s grand coalition has no limits. Increasingly, unconstitutional and ragged laws are pushed through under cover of […]

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