• 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
    • Bloomberg
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    Elon Musk has always hated the fossil-fuel industry. His stated mission for Tesla Inc. is to hasten its demise, and more than once he’s blamed the “unrelenting and enormous” power of oil interests for sabotaging his efforts. But now, in his bid to take Tesla private, Musk is courting billions of oil dollars. After a […]

  • 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 […]

  • Make Socialism Scientific Again!

    • Date: 13/08/18
    • Steven Hayward, PowerLine
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    Remember the good old days when socialism was “scientific”? Keep in mind that the orthodox Marxism of “dialectical materialism” was understood as a scientific doctrine of history, not advocacy based on the abstract principles of egalitarianism. But then socialism crashed and burned everywhere (except on college campuses), which is why today socialism comes to sight […]

  • Is It All Over For The ‘Anthropocene’ Promoters?

    • Date: 12/08/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The global body tasked with naming geological eras, the International Commission on Stratigraphy, has rejected the proposed Anthropocene epoch,  the controversial ‘geological’ epoch in which mankind allegedly dominates natural processes. The international commission has now rejected the proposal and has instead split the Holocene Epoch into three different geological ages, all of which were primarily shaped by natural, […]

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