• Rich ‘Eco-Sinners’ Can’t Buy Absolution Through Carbon Offsetting

    • Date: 21/08/19
    • Madeline Grant, The Daily Telegraph
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    Celebrities should rein in the moralising zeal or their hypocrisy risks alienating ordinary people Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex against accusations of hypocrisy after it emerged that the eco-conscious Royal couple had used private jets to fly to the south of France and Ibiza in two trips just days apart. He […]

  • Save 7 Million Lives Per Year By Increasing Access To Hydrocarbon Fuels

    • Date: 20/08/19
    • Chris Wright, Washington Examiner
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    Every year, 7 million people die from an airborne pollutant known as particulate matter. It’s not something that many of us think about, myself included. But on a recent trip to Tanzania I came face to face with this silent killer. A Masai family whom we visited used a small wood fire as their only […]

  • How Green is St Greta’s Ark? Er, Not Very

    • Date: 20/08/19
    • Michael St George, Conservative Woman
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    LAST Wednesday, in a blaze of unremittingly fawning publicity and uncritical adulation of which even Moses descending from Mount Sinai with the tablets bearing the Ten Commandments would have been envious, the good ship Mazilia – or, as I prefer to call it in view of its almost quasi-religious mission, ‘Greta’s Ark’ – set sail […]

  • Robert Bryce: Big Wind’s Big Headwinds

    • Date: 20/08/19
    • Robert Bryce, Real Clear Energy
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    The collapse of new wind projects in Germany is showing the way forward on renewable energy; the US wind industry should be ready for headwinds. On Monday, the Seattle City Council passed a resolution that adds the city to the list of municipalities that have committed to a local version of the Green New Deal. More than […]

  • China Provides $1 Billion In ‘Green’ Finance To Fund New Coal Boom

    • Date: 20/08/19
    • Reuters
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    SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in “green” financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of financial data showed, with fossil fuels still playing a major role in Beijing’s energy strategy. According to Shanghai-based financial data provider Wind, 7.4 billion yuan ($1.1 billion) in […]

  • For Climate Alarmists ‘Free Speech’ Exists Only For Them

    • Date: 20/08/19
    • Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun
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    There’s a delicious irony in the fact those seeking to shut down opposing viewpoints on the issue of human-induced climate change have been hoist with their own petard. Because People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier doesn’t believe in human-induced climate change, environmental charities have been warned by Elections Canada that advertising that it’s real, […]

  • Former National Grid Director Says Britain Should Impose Limits On New Wind And Solar Farms To Avoid Blackouts

    • Date: 19/08/19
    • The Sunday Telegraph
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    Ministers should impose limits on the construction of new wind and solar farms to help avoid a nationwide blackout, according to a former director of National Grid. Colin Gibson, who was power network director of Britain’s electricity system, claimed that some existing turbines and solar panels may have to be disconnected, and new developments restricted, […]

  • Blackout Fears Over National Grid Cables From Europe

    • Date: 19/08/19
    • The Times
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    Britain’s National Grid is routinely restricting the use of its own power cables from the Continent because of the risk of blackouts if they failed. Britain’s electricity system is sufficiently fragile at certain times of day that if one of the subsea “interconnectors” tripped while importing at full capacity, it could trigger power cuts like those of […]

  • Renewable Energy Is A Blackout Risk, Warns Britain’s National Grid

    • Date: 18/08/19
    • Mail on Sunday
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    National Grid had evidence that the shift to renewable energy was putting Britain’s electricity supply at risk months before the biggest blackout in a decade, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The company, which is responsible for keeping the lights on, has downplayed the role of wind energy in the power cut that caused widespread chaos earlier […]

  • WSJ: A Kamikaze Climate Suit

    • Date: 18/08/19
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal
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    Democratic states challenging the Trump Administration’s redo of the Obama CO2 emissions regulations should be careful what they sue for. Their lawsuit could backfire and undermine the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to regulate carbon emissions. Twenty-two Democratic state Attorneys General and seven cities this week asked the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate the […]



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