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  • UK Energy Cost Review Turns Into Farce Before It Has Even Started

    • Date: 06/08/17
    • The Sunday Telegraph
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    Green taxes which are blamed for adding up to £150 to every power bill will not be cut as the result of a government review of rising energy bills announced today. Dieter Helm, an Oxford academic and critic of wind and solar power, has been hired to lead the official review of energy bills – […]

  • The Green Kaiser Has No Clothes

    • Date: 05/08/17
    • The American Interest
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    Whatever Trump is trumpeting — the United States is doing more to reduce CO2 emissions than Germany. After President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord on June 1st, the media turned its proverbial head to another head of state for an instant reaction: Angela Merkel. The German chancellor is […]

  • Nuclear Power As We Know It Is Finished

    • Date: 05/08/17
    • Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle
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    Let it be written that environmentalists didn’t kill the nuclear power industry, economics did. South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. and partner Santee Cooper abandoned work on two new nuclear reactors this week, not because of public protests, but because the only way to pay for them was to overcharge customers or bankrupt both companies. The […]

  • Report: $127 Million Climate Supercomputer No Better Than ‘Using A Piece Of Paper’

    • Date: 05/08/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller
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    A new study using an expensive climate supercomputer to predict the risk of record-breaking rainfall in southeast England is no better than “using a piece of paper,” according to critics. “The Met Offices’s model-based rainfall forecasts have not stood up to empirical tests and do not seem to give better advice than observational records,” Dr. […]

  • Can Capitalism Save The Rhino?

    • Date: 05/08/17
    • FREEcology
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    Rhinos have been hunted to the verge of extinction because of their valuable horns. Most governments have responded, as they have with elephant poaching, by banning hunting, heavily restricting trade, and publicly destroying large stockpiles of seized rhino horn and ivory. It hasn’t worked. Poaching continues to be profitable and to push the rhino toward extinction. […]

  • U.S. Officially Pulls Out Of UN’s Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 05/08/17
    • South China Morning Post
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    The earliest the US can be out of the climate agreement is November 4, 2020 – the day after the next presidential election. But the State Department’s announcement doesn’t formally start the process of the US getting out of the voluntary agreement. The department described its communication as a “strong message” to the world, following […]

  • Treble Whammy

    • Date: 04/08/17
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    The cost of greenery will treble over the next five years The cost of green taxes on energy bills will more than treble over the next five years, the official economic forecaster has said. The Office for Budget Responsibility said that cost of the subsidies, which are levied on household and business energy bills, is expected to rise from £4.6billion in 2015-16 to […]

  • Green Policies Cost More Than The Gas Does

    • Date: 04/08/17
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    British Gas believes that the cost of complying with green legislation will soon cost more than the gas it supplies to customers British Gas’s row with the government deepened after the company claimed that energy policies would soon account for more of an electricity bill than wholesale costs. Britain’s biggest energy supplier has been at […]

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