• Are Renewable Feed-in Tariffs Dead?

    • Date: 21/07/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    Feed-in Tariffs for renewable electricity have been a disaster wherever they have been tried, resulting in over-deployment ahead of the learning curve, and vast long-term cumulative subsidy liabilities. Germany and Spain are already desperately moving to extricate themselves. The United Kingdom has in the last few days confirmed the closure of its own scheme to […]

  • Smart meter savings are paltry

    • Date: 21/07/18
    • BBC News
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    People who have smart meters installed are expected to save an average of £11 annually on their energy bills, much less than originally hoped. A report from a parliamentary group now predicts a dual fuel saving of £26. In a critical report, the 92 MPs and peers also said the government was likely to miss its […]

  • Merkel: Germany May Also Miss 2030 Climate Target

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • Clean Energy Wire
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    Reaching 2030 climate target will be “very, very challenging” The German government will introduce a climate protection law to ensure the country reaches its 2030 climate targets, but achieving these goals will be “very, very challenging”, said Chancellor Angela Merkel during her annual summer press conference. The government recently officially confirmed that Germany’s 2020 emissions reduction target […]

  • Climate Campaigners Lose High Court Battle Over CO2 Target

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • Belfast Telegraph
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    Charity Plan B Earth brought legal action against the UK Government’s stance on the 2050 carbon target, but a judge ruled the case was ‘unarguable’. Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley addresses environmental campaigners ahead of Plan B Earth’s High Court challenge (Sian Harrison/PA) Environmental campaigners have lost their High Court challenge against the Government over […]

  • Has Human Influence On The Seasonal Cycle Been Found?

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    Has a newly identified human-caused signal emerged from the background of climate noise? This is the claim by Santer et al in a paper just published in Science. The signal is increased seasonal range of tropospheric temperatures observed in mid-latitudes. Santer et al. say that most such AGW “fingerprint” studies rely on comparing climate model […]

  • Crazy FITs may come to an end

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    Government looks to end feed-in tariffs The government has launched a consultation on the ending of the feed-in-tariffs (FITs) scheme for small-scale renewables. Launched in 2010, in the dying days of the last Labour government, FITs were designed to hand absurdly inflated rewards to green-minded members of the middle classes for electricity generated from solar […]

  • U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution In Landslide

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • San Francisco Chronicle
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    WASHINGTON – House Republicans easily passed a resolution Thursday declaring that a national tax on carbon dioxide emissions would be “detrimental” to the U.S. economy. More than 220 Republicans and seven Democrats voted for the non-binding resolution, which had drawn support from a wave of conservative groups including the Koch brothers-back American Legislative Exchange Council […]

  • Climate Lawfare Suffers Another Defeat

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • Energy In Depth
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    Today a U.S. District Judge threw out New York City’s lawsuit against five major energy companies alleging damages relating to climate change. Judge John Keenan wrote in his opinion that, “Global warming and solutions thereto must be addressed by the two other branches of government,” not the judiciary, according to Bloomberg. This major blow marks the third […]

  • U.S. Senate To Consider Bill Boosting LNG Exports to Europe, Taking Aim At Russian Gas

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • San Francisco Chronicle
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    WASHINGTON – Two days after President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, some Senate Republicans are looking to hit Russia where it hurts – it’s energy sector. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., introduced legislation Wednesday calling for the Department of Energy to speed up approval of LNG exports to Europe, where Russia has […]

  • Wind power has gone AWOL

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Ciaran McGrath, Daily Express
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    As Britain continues to swelter in the heat, the blades of country’s wind turbines are turning incredibly slowly in the face of a nationwide “wind drought” which has seen a dramatic drop in the amount of energy produced. New figures compiled by Imperial College London’s Rod Gross revealed July’s wind output was down by 40 […]

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