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  • The Do-Gooding Rich Make Poor Pay For Their Green Follies

    • Date: 29/10/17
    • Editorial, The Sunday Times
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    Britain’s green energy policy has been a significant policy failure. In August the government commissioned the Oxford academic Dieter Helm to conduct an independent review into Britain’s energy market. At the time it was thought by some to be an alternative to the government’s manifesto commitment to impose a price cap on domestic energy bills. […]

  • The BBC’s Very Selective Regret

    • Date: 28/10/17
    • Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph
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    You can safely bet that the BBC will never apologise for grotesque breaches of its legal obligation to report only with “accuracy and impartiality” when it comes to green energy. The BBC last week won headlines for its “apology” that an interviewer on Radio Four’s Today programme had failed to challenge a rather reckless claim by […]

  • Bjorn Lomborg: The Global Paris Climate Failure

    • Date: 28/10/17
    • Bjorn Lomborg, New York Daily News
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    President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris accord prompted a resolute response from other world leaders: The deal would go ahead without the U.S.A. But the threat to climate success doesn’t just come from Trump’s White House ignoring climate change. It also comes from leaders left in the Paris accord, who are unwilling to […]

  • Global Oceans Continue To Cool

    • Date: 28/10/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters
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    September Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are now available, and we see downward spikes in ocean temps everywhere, led by sharp decreases in the Tropics and SH, reversing the bump upward last month. The Tropical cooling in particular factors into forecasters favoring an unusually late La Nina appearance in coming months.   HadSST is generally regarded […]

  • Green Madness: Germans Are Getting Paid To Leave The Lights On All Day

    • Date: 28/10/17
    • Daily Caller
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    Germans may get paid to use as much electricity as they can Sunday as Germany’s utility companies try to drain power from the grid to deal with a spike in wind energy production. Wind turbines across the country are expected to produce 39,190 megawatts of electricity at 7 a.m. Sunday, a new record. That level of output […]

  • Coal Standoff Hinders Merkel’s Push for Next German Government

    • Date: 28/10/17
    • Bloomberg
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    A clash over climate change between two of Angela Merkel’s potential government partners escalated to the point that the German chancellor had to step in to tone things down. With the Greens calling for an end to coal power generation in Europe’s biggest economy by 2030 and the pro-market Free Democratic Party balking, competing interests […]

  • Massive New Coal Boom To Fuel Southeast Asia’s Booming Economies

    • Date: 27/10/17
    • Power Magazine
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    The International Energy Agency (IEA) reports that about 100 GW of new coal-fired power generation capacity is expected to come online in Southeast Asia by 2040, more than doubling the region’s current coal power capacity. Global coal-fired generation capacity to grow by nearly 50% over today’s levels. The International Energy Agency (IEA) says the need for […]

  • German Coalition Talks Stumble On Migration And Energy

    • Date: 27/10/17
    • Reuters
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    Three German parties resigned themselves to further talks next week to try to form a new coalition after making little progress on Thursday in bridging deep divisions on immigration and climate policy. Chancellor Angela Merkel is trying to unite her divided conservative alliance, which suffered bruising losses in a national election last month, in a […]

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