• Clues to the levelised cost of tidal stream

    • Date: 30/07/21
    • Andrew Montford, Global Warming policy Forum

    Another white elephant Yesterday, I set out the levelised cost of floating offshore wind turbines. In this article, I will look at what we know about the levelised cost of tidal stream energy, and show that it is probably even higher. This was prompted by a report in yesterday’s Times, puffing up the 2-MW Orbital […]

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  • Electrification of road freight using overhead cables

    • Date: 22/07/21
    • Prof Gautam Kalghatgi

    The government recently announced plans for the electrification of road freight, with installation of overhead cables on major roads in the UK. In this article, Gautam Kalghatgi, an engineer and a member of GWPF’s Academic Advisory Council, looks at some of the practicalities. Putting overhead cables on just motorways and dual carriageways could cost around […]

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  • Wind energy in crisis as expansion stalls in Germany

    • Date: 28/06/21
    • Alex Reichmuth; Nebelspalter

    The German wind power industry is suffering setback after setback. Hardly any new turbines are being built, and more and more old wind turbines are being phased out. Now wind industry lobbyists are calling for new subsidies and construction rules to be relaxed. In the Free State of Bavaria there is almost nothing going on […]

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  • Blackouts loom in California as electricity prices are ‘absolutely exploding’

    • Date: 26/06/21
    • Robert Bryce, Real Clear Energy

    The blackouts and high electricity prices that are plaguing California provide a neon-lit warning sign about the looming renewables reliability and affordability crises.  Two inexorable energy trends are underway in California: soaring electricity prices and ever-worsening reliability – and both trends bode ill for the state’s low- and middle-income consumers. Last week, the state’s grid operator, the […]

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  • Fact checking IRENA: Ignore the renewables industry PR and turn to empirical data

    • Date: 23/06/21
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    In sharp contrast to claims by the renewables lobby, the costs of wind and solar energy are not falling, empirical data shows. When soap bubbles burst they vanish in an instant. Financial bubbles by their nature take a little longer to deflate, and doubtless the renewables industry bubble will take several years, not least because […]

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  • Joe Biden’s energy gift to dictators

    • Date: 10/06/21
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    China, Russia and Iran will exploit the U.S. retreat on fossil fuels. The U.S. is barreling toward one of the greatest self-inflicted wounds in its history. This came into sharper focus last week when President Biden suspended oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), even as Russia and the Organization of the Petroleum […]

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  • Vijay Jayaraj: Despite COP26 pressure, Asia and Africa remain committed to coal

    • Date: 02/06/21
    • Vijay Jayaraj, India

    With Asia and Africa defiant in their pursuit of coal while the US and Russia continue to feed the growing global appetite for coal, the end of coal is nowhere near. Instead, we might witness a renewed global demand for coal. The head of the United Nation’s 2021 Climate Summit, Alok Sharma, has demanded that […]

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  • Steve Baker: The ‘Net Zero’ boiler ban will leave Britain’s poorest out in the cold

    • Date: 26/05/21
    • Steve Baker, The Sun

    The cost of Net Zero could deliver a political crisis greater than the Poll Tax. Homeowners could be forced to pay thousands to replace their gas boilers as ministers move to ban them within 14 years. The policy will be at the centre of Net Zero plans to be unveiled in the coming months as the […]

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