• Texas spins into the wind

    • Date: 18/02/21
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    While millions of Texans remain without power for a third day, the wind industry and its advocates are spinning a fable that gas, coal and nuclear plants—not their frozen turbines—are to blame. PolitiFact proclaims “Natural gas, not wind turbines, main driver of Texas power shortage.” Climate-change conformity is hard for the media to resist, but […]

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  • UK climate policies are to blame for making fuel poverty worse

    • Date: 15/02/21
    • John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    Britain’s fuel poverty problem is largely the creation of government policies and in particular the £10 billion a year subsidy cost of renewables. Government is now worried about the combined effect of lockdown and climate policy costs on low-income households and has published a set of measures intended to offer relief to these consumers: Sustainable […]

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  • Vijay Jayaraj: Wary of the new green wave, India continues to increase its coal capacity

    • Date: 12/02/21
    • Vijay Jayaraj, India

    The next four years will be crucial to the prospects of poverty reduction in the developing world, and it remains to be seen how the leadership there will react to the barrage of anti-fossil darts from the West. A steady stream of anti-fossil policies has been introduced across the world since the inception of Paris […]

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  • Red-Green takeover: How China could turn off Britain’s lights

    • Date: 31/01/21
    • Clive Hamilton, Unherd

    Businesses loyal to Beijing are taking over Britain’s electricity & battery systems In any future war between Britain and China, the winner could be decided in a matter of hours — and Britain is unlikely to be the victor. For years now, Chinese businesses have been quietly positioned at the heart of British infrastructure. Were […]

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  • SUVs are conquering the world as car buyers ignore climate message

    • Date: 24/01/21
    • Scott Carpenter, Forbes

    SUVs are conquering the world. That’s a problem for efforts to reign in emissions from the global transportation sector, which accounts for roughly 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions. For the first time ever in the U.S. last year, sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) likely accounted for half or just over half of all vehicles sold, according to […]

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  • Bill Blain: Will the green economy trigger the next crash?

    • Date: 14/01/21
    • Bill Blain, CapX

    Britain will be in serious crisis over its carbon-neutral green energy costs. Back in the last century, I spent a large part of my investment career packaging up financial assets, like mortgages, into bonds – securitisation. I was heavily involved with the acquisition financing of a US home lender which went spectacularly wrong a few […]

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  • Socialised losses, private profits

    • Date: 22/12/20
    • Bruno Prior

    Policy Exchange’s proposals for a floor price are fundamentally flawed This is the second part of Bruno Prior’s commentary on the recent paper on energy reforms from Policy Exchange (PX). The first part can be seen here. Contracts for Differences guarantee a generator a “strike price”. If the market price is below the strike price, […]

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  • Judy Terry: The demands to make car travel more expensive ignore the political and economic realities

    • Date: 21/12/20
    • Judy Terry, Conservative Home

    Judy Terry is a marketing professional and a former local councillor in Suffolk. Lifelong Conservatives are not alone in losing patience with Downing Street’s arrogant dictatorship, and its headline-grabbing policies, often based on questionable data, but designed to appease a minority of campaigners who don’t suffer the financial constraints of the rest of us. Instead […]

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