• Is Britain’s Energy Regulator a Consumer Champion or a Green Industry Patsy?

    • Date: 08/07/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor
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    The imminent announcement of the next round of regulatory spending control for the UK’s energy networks, RIIO-2, will tell us whether the regulator, Ofgem, has any real regard for the consumer interest. Two resignations reported in the last week, of Ofgem’s Executive Director for Consumers and Markets, as well as the Chief Economist, suggest the […]

  • John Constable: Why Europe’s ‘Green’ Hydrogen Hype Is Likely To Flop

    • Date: 08/07/20
    • John Constable, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The European Commission will present its new hydrogen strategy today. As renewables run into the thermodynamic sands, desperate Net Zero advocates are invoking hydrogen as saviour of the EU’s green energy agenda. Hydrogen is dangerous; hydrogen is safe; hydrogen is cheap; hydrogen is very expensive; hydrogen is old hat; hydrogen is the future. Hydrogen is… […]

  • Matt Ridley: Against Environmental Pessimism

    • Date: 08/07/20
    • Matt Ridley, Property and Environment Research Center
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    Doomsday thinking about the environment has been popular for decades. A rational optimist lays out the many reasons we can be hopeful about the future of the planet. In 1980, the year that PERC was founded, I spent three months in the Himalayas working on a wildlife conservation project. The purpose was to do wildlife […]

  • Boris Johnson Warned That Tone Deaf Carbon Taxes Risk ‘Poll Tax’ Fiasco

    • Date: 07/07/20
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    London, 7 July: Boris Johnson has been warned that adopting extreme and politically insensitive carbon taxes threatens economic recovery, and will burden families, farmers and businesses resulting in an electoral debacle on a par with the “Poll Tax” fiasco. The green lobbyists and campaigners making up the self-described “Zero Carbon Commission” [1] are proposing the immediate introduction of carbon taxation in key […]

  • European Lawmakers Vs Green Energy Dogmatism

    • Date: 06/07/20
    • EurActiv
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    While MEPs traditionally advocate more ambitious climate policies than the usually more thrifty EU member states, this time, precisely the opposite is happening. The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee will vote Monday (6 July) on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund, which aims to support the bloc’s 108 coal-producing regions in their transition […]

  • Facts And Data Do Not Support ‘Apocalyptic Environmentalism’

    • Date: 06/07/20
    • Sky News Australia
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    Radical environmental activists are scaring a whole generation of children to falsely believe the world is on the brink of an environmental apocalypse, according to environmental policy expert Michael Shellenberger. Full story

  • The ‘Teenage God of Global Warming’ Feeling Sudden Lack Of Relevance

    • Date: 06/07/20
    • Sky News Australia
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    The “teenage God of global warming” Greta Thunberg is now feeling a sudden lack of relevance following her recent calls on world leaders to remember they should feel ashamed according to Sky News host Andrew Bolt. Full story & comments

  • Dominic Lawson: Is Boris Johnson On The Side Of The Broke Or The Woke?

    • Date: 06/07/20
    • Dominic Lawson, Daily Mail
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    ‘We need a Prime Minister with the guts to tell the privileged fools of Extinction Rebellion that importing coal creates more carbon dioxide.’ The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, says his priority is: ‘Jobs, jobs, jobs.’ For Boris Johnson, it is: ‘Build, build, build.’ Last week, the Prime Minister declared his commitment to end unwarranted delays in the decision-making […]

  • Coronavirus Derails EU’s Climate Focus

    • Date: 05/07/20
    • EUobserver
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    Germany’s EU presidency faces staunch opposition to climate protection measures. Expectations for climate protection were heaped onto 2020. The Paris Climate Convention means that Germany and its fellow signatories must sign up for higher climate targets before the year end. The EU’s Green Deal, a package of pro-climate measures, is on the drawing board. Against this […]

  • Hot Summer Epic Fail: New Climate Models Exaggerate U.S. Midwest Warming by 6X

    • Date: 04/07/20
    • Roy Spencer
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    What I find particularly troubling is that the climate modelers are increasingly deaf to what observations tell us.  For the last 10 years I have consulted for grain growing interests, providing information about past and potential future trends in growing season weather that might impact crop yields. Their primary interest is the U.S. corn belt, […]

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