• How to and how not to cut UK electricity bills

    • Date: 06/05/21
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The cost of renewables subsidies is beginning to cause alarm even amongst those who think they are necessary for decarbonisation, with some analysts acknowledging that rising electricity prices inhibit the adoption of heat pumps, and thus represent a barrier to decarbonisation of household heating. In response, the think-tank and public affairs company Public First has […]

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  • Macron’s energy war threat leaves Britain facing the nuclear option

    • Date: 06/05/21
    • Ben Marlow, The Daily Telegraph

    The mere fact that a foreign territory could petulantly flick a switch and plunge part of the British isles into darkness should serve as a wake-up call for the UK and energy policy in a post-Brexit world. […] Having previously threatened to block UK financial firms from operating in Europe if Britain does not give French […]

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  • Hornsea and the ocean of offshore windfarm subsidies

    • Date: 14/04/21
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    This week we got the first full-year operating results for one of Britain’s biggest windfarms. Beatrice has been built in the Moray Firth at a cost approaching £2 billion, and seems to be doing quite well, achieving a load factor of around 48%. However, the details of the accounts show what a financial basketcase it […]

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  • Vijay Jayaraj: India speeds up fossil-fuelled economy, despite Net Zero noises

    • Date: 26/03/21

    India is increasingly aiming for a fossil-fuel dominated energy sector, and not a green one. India, the world’s third biggest oil importer, is now on a mission to diversify its oil imports and look beyond the Middle East. For the first time, oil processors and buyers in India are buying oil from Guyana and Brazil. […]

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  • Hollow claims to world-leadership: Britain’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy

    • Date: 18/03/21
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy is a somewhat embarrassing document, full of the toe-curling claims to world leadership common to so many announcements across government, all supported with that sleight of hand that we have come to expect. Between now and the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November the British public will be subjected by its […]

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  • If green energy is the future, why are renewable energy stocks crashing?

    • Date: 14/03/21
    • The Motley Fool

    Five reasons why solar and wind energy stocks are going down. The recipe for renewable energy’s 2020 breakout was so perfect it deserves a Michelin star. Technological improvements had been simmering for years and paired perfectly with short-term seasonings like low interest rates. The result was a 234% surge in the Invesco Solar ETF (NYSEMKT:TAN), a 59% […]

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  • Wind and solar reliance threatens to black out the US

    • Date: 08/03/21
    • Jonathan Tennenbaum, Asia Times

    The very prospect of a nation basing its entire energy security on intermittent, weather- and climate-dependent power sources ought to frighten any sane person. […] Instead of the promised nirvana of 100% renewable energy, the overhaul would inevitably end in chaos with exploding electricity costs, frequent blackouts, rationing of electricity consumption and repressive measures to […]

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  • A Complete Confusion of Ideas: Climate Policy, Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation

    • Date: 05/03/21
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The Paris Agreement targets rely on energy efficiency measures to reduce energy demand and so deliver the bulk of emissions reductions. The effects of the global pandemic have thrown these expectations into disarray, with the deployment of efficiency measures faltering across the world. Still worse, academic analysts are now concluding that W. S. Jevons was […]

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