• Green Campaigners Defeated In Attempt To Block UK Fracking

    • Date: 12/10/18
    • Financial Times
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    An environmental campaigner has failed in a High Court challenge to temporarily block energy firm Cuadrilla from fracking the UK’s first horizontal shale gas well. A High Court judge has ruled against an injunction sought by environmental campaigner Robert Dennett who had tried to obtain a last minute court order against Cuadrilla to prevent the […]

  • BBC Finds Lord Deben Guilty Of Misleading Public

    • Date: 12/10/18
    • Gaia Fawkes
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    Lord Deben, the Chairman of the influential Committee on Climate Change, has been found guilty by the BBC Executive Complaints Unit of misleading listeners of the Today Programme. The former Environment Secretary claimed that the government were preventing communities that want to build onshore wind farms from doing so: “What on earth is the government doing, saying that […]

  • Florida’s Major Hurricane Strikes: No Change In 120 Years

    • Date: 12/10/18
    • Roy Spencer
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    I’ve updated a plot of Florida major hurricane strikes since 1900 with Hurricane Michael, and the result is that there is still no trend in either intensity or frequency of strikes over the last 118 years: This is based upon National Hurricane Center data. The trend line in intensity is flat, and the trend line […]

  • How Bloomberg Embeds Green Warriors in Blue-State Governments

    • Date: 11/10/18
    • Real Clear Investigations
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    A New York University School of Law program funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is placing lawyers in the offices of Democratic state attorneys general and paying them to prosecute energy companies and challenge Trump administration policies on energy and the environment. Nine states and Washington, D.C., including New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania, are participating in […]

  • Large-Scale US Wind Power Would Cause Warming That Would Take Roughly a Century to Offset

    • Date: 11/10/18
    • Cell Press
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    Researchers report the most accurate modelling yet of how increasing wind power would affect climate, finding that large-scale wind power generation would warm the Continental United States 0.24 degrees Celsius because wind turbines redistribute heat in the atmosphere. “Wind turbines generate electricity but also alter the atmospheric flow,” says first author Lee Miller. “Those effects […]

  • Green Madness: EU Climate Targets Threaten 100.000 Volkswagen Jobs

    • Date: 11/10/18
    • Spiegel Online
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    Volkswagen, Germany’s most important carmaker, has intervened in the discussion about EU plans for new CO2 targets. VW boss Herbert Diess has issued a sharp public warning and predicts dramatic job cuts in Europe’s car industry. Within the next ten years, according to him, about 100,000 jobs would have to be eliminated at VW alone, […]

  • Why ‘Green’ Germany Remains Addicted To Coal

    • Date: 11/10/18
    • The New York Times
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    Angela Merkel faces an unexpectedly strong challenge from the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, the leading opposition party, which has questioned Germany’s national consensus on the role humans play in contributing to climate change. On a Sunday in September, at the moment when part of the nearby coal-fired power station went dark for good, […]

  • Russia Warns Europe: EU’s Energy System Will Collapse If Sanctions Target Russian Energy Companies

    • Date: 10/10/18
    • Russia Today & Sputnik
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    Sanctions against Russia’s key energy companies would inevitably lead to a collapse of the European energy sector, BP CEO Bob Dudley has warned, according to Sputnik news agency. “I do not think that would happen. If sanctions were put on Rosneft or Gazprom or LUKoil like what happened with Rusal, you would virtually shut down […]

  • Poland Hopes EU Election Will Soften Europe’s Climate Rules

    • Date: 10/10/18
    • Bloomberg
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    Poland is hoping the European Parliament’s resolve to crack down on fossil-fuel emissions will soften after elections next year likely to bring gains in representation for anti-establishment parties. The European Union’s biggest coal producer is struggling with a surge in energy prices, which undermine the competitiveness of its $525 billion economy. A growing role for […]

  • The IPCC’s Special Report, Global Warming of 1.5℃

    • Date: 10/10/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    The details of the IPCC’s Special Report, Global Warming of 1.5℃, if thoughtfully read, should oblige policy makers to conclude that the obstacles to limiting global warming to this level, and indeed even to higher temperatures, are not just arbitrary blockages, rocks in the road to be removed, but fundamental and structural problems with the […]

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