• Climate Wars 2.0 Threatening To Engulf Australia’s Green Prime Minister

    • Date: 15/08/18
    • Dennis Shanahan, The Australian
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    Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership authority is again under threat from the Coalition’s never-ending energy and climate wars. A backbench revolt over carbon emissions policy has the potential to grow into a leadership crisis for the Prime Minister if he can’t placate the coal-fired energy rebels or strand them by doing a deal with Bill Shorten. As it […]

  • Aussie Climate Wars Escalate As Coalition Rebels Challenge Turnbull

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • The Australian
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    Malcolm Turnbull’s authority has been directly challenged by 10 ­Coalition MPs reserving the right to cross the floor of parliament to vote against the government’s signature energy policy and leave the Prime Minister at the mercy of Bill Shorten to pass the national energy guarantee. Mr Turnbull held crisis talks late yesterday with five of […]

  • Energy Efficiency, Smart Meters and Climate Policy

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    The Chief Executive of the UK’s electricity and gas regulator, Ofgem, has published a prominent article in The Daily Telegraph reassuring the public about the Smart Meter programme, and stressing its potential benefits. Unfortunately, Ofgem is no longer the independent consumer champion that it once was, and the statement cannot be taken at face value. It […]

  • Elon Musk Ends War on Big Oil to Court Saudi Billions

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum & Bloomberg
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    Having once said ‘we need a revolt against the fossil fuel industry’ amid his relentless attacks on oil companies, it turns out that all the while Elon Musk has been courting Saudi’s oil billions. In a blog post on Monday, Musk revealed that he has been in secret talks with Saudi Arabia for the past […]

  • Green Hypocrites: U.S. Democrats Lift Ban On Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Independent Journal Review
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    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) lifted their ban on donations from fossil fuel companies, their employees and their political action committees (PACs). In June, the DNC announced that they would no longer accept donations from the energy sector, pointing to their dedication to battling climate change. Christine Pelosi, daughter of Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, proposed the ban on donations, […]

  • Germany Razes 20 Villages For Massive Opencast Coal Mine

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Thomson Reuters Foundation
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    Once the Garzweiler opencast mine is finished, 20 villages will have gone. For four generations, Portz family life has focused around a quaint, red-brick farmhouse and the fertile fields beyond, ready for early harvest after this summer’s high heat. Soon, the family will pull its last potato and final spike of grain from the rich […]

  • Fracking in the UK: An Interview with Cuadrilla CEO Francis Egan

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Campelo Energy
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     In July, Cuadrilla became the first shale gas developer in the UK to be given final consent to begin hydraulic fracturing. CEO Francis Egan responds to criticism from environmentalists and explains why he believes fracking can reduce the UK’s reliance on imported gas. In July, Cuadrilla became the first shale gas developer in the UK to be […]

  • U.S. Interior Secretary Blames Radical Environmentalists For California Wildfires

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • SF Gate
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    With more than a dozen wildfires actively burning across California, the Trump Administration on Sunday charged that environmentalists are partially to blame. click on image to watch full interview “America is better than letting these radical groups control the dialogue about climate change,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in an exclusive interview with […]

  • Breaking the Climate Spell

    • Date: 13/08/18
    • Rupert Darwall, The Weekly Standard
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    Getting out of the Paris Agreement was just the first step on the road to a realist global energy policy. Thirteen years ago, a Republican president who had pulled the United States out of an onerous climate treaty faced isolation at the annual gathering of Western leaders. “Tony Blair is contemplating an unprecedented rift with […]

  • Roger Harrabin Forced To Retract Latest BBC Lie

    • Date: 13/08/18
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That
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    Readers may recall this BBC report from Roger Harrabin in May, which falsely stated that there was a ban on new onshore wind farms. This is an outright lie, promulgated by the renewable lobby and often repeated by the likes of Jillian Ambrose. I filed an official complaint with the BBC, along with one of […]

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