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  • Another Green Fiasco: Millions Of ‘Smart’ Meters Going Dumb

    • Date: 06/05/17
    • Katie Morley, The Daily Telegraph
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    Millions of smart meters installed in British households under the Government’s flagship scheme to tackle climate change may need to be replaced due to an IT bungle. For the first time major energy suppliers have admitted that some of the 8 million “first generation” smart meters fitted in households are incompatible with a new nation […]

  • Scientists ‘More Confident Than Ever’ In Global Warming After Studying The Lack Of It For 15 Years

    • Date: 05/05/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    A new study examining explanations for the 10- to 15-year “hiatus” in global warming has scientists “more confident than ever that human influence is dominant in long-term warming.” But climate skeptics are already firing back at the claims. “In a time coinciding with high-level political negotiations on preventing climate change, skeptical media and politicians were […]

  • Should Consumers and Taxpayers Fund Energy R&D?

    • Date: 05/05/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    The now widely recognised failure of the Carbon Capture and Storage competition, and the lacklustre performance of other R&D efforts, such as the consumer-funded Low Carbon Networks Fund (LCNF) administered by Ofgem, suggest that even arms length government funding invention and innovation is sub-optimal and may even be counterproductive. Carbon taxation, income support subsidies, and […]

  • The New Pause: Europe’s Trend Of CO2 Reductions Seems To Have Stopped

    • Date: 05/05/17
    • EUObserver
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    The EU’s statistical agency Eurostat announced Thursday (4 May) that CO2 emissions resulting from the EU’s energy use have “slightly decreased” in 2016, compared to the year before. But Eurostat’s press release did not mention that the small decrease has not made up for the small increase in CO2 emissions the year before, and that […]

  • Architect Of Paris Agreement Contradicts Campaigners Who Want Trump To Stay In Climate Deal

    • Date: 05/05/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    A key architect of the Paris climate agreement says countries are not allowed to scale back their pledges, which undercuts arguments made by supporters of the global warming accords. One of the arguments for staying party to the Paris agreement is the deal allows countries to weaken their pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions. This […]

  • Tesla’s SolarCity’s Installations Crash Nearly 40%

    • Date: 05/05/17
    • Reuters
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    Tesla’s SolarCity reported a drop of nearly 40 percent in solar installations for the first quarter on Wednesday, the latest sign of a reversal in fortunes for the once high-flying residential solar industry. In an earnings report this week, Tesla said it deployed 150 megawatts of solar generation in the first quarter of 2017 compared […]

  • Today In The Annals Of Science

    • Date: 05/05/17
    • Power Line
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    The science community, if such as thing can be said to exist as a singular entity, wonders why public regard for science has slipped. Maybe it has to do with stories like this, included in this week’s Nature magazine news roundup: Controversial microplastics study to be retracted The authors of a high-profile paper about the […]

  • Why India and Pakistan Are Renewing Their Love Affair with Coal

    • Date: 05/05/17
    • Jamie Condliffe, MIT Technology Review
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    Much of the world agrees: burning coal is bad, and we ought to do less of it. But not everyone sings from that sheet… … including Pakistan’s Water and Power Ministry. As part of a large infrastructure investment project with China, it’s committed to spending $15 billion on as many as 12 new coal power […]

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