• The World’s Dumbest Energy Policy

    • Date: 30/01/19
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    After giving up nuclear power, Germany now wants to abandon coal. Dumb environmental policies are routine across Europe—see Emmanuel Macron’s riot-inducing fuel tax in France—but even by that standard Germany’s new plan to abandon coal is notable. Having wasted uncountable billions of euros on renewables and inflicted some of Europe’s highest energy prices on German […]

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  • Will Climate Hysteria Unravel Canada?

    • Date: 23/01/19
    • Holman W. Jenkins Jr., The Wall Street Journal

    How ‘Occupied,’ a Netflix show about Norway, could presage civil strife in Canada. Every so often the Pentagon comes up with a thumbsucker about how climate change is going to alter the geopolitical landscape. The intriguing Norwegian TV show “Okkupert” (“Occupied”) might be a better guide to understanding how such instability could already be brewing […]

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  • Consumers ‘Grossly Overpaying’ For Electricity

    • Date: 10/01/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Damning report says we could have had the same CO2 emissions reductions for a fraction of the price – London 10 January: A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation finds that UK consumers are paying far too much for the emissions reductions delivered by renewable energy. – The report, by Dr Capell Aris, is the result […]

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  • Fracking, Energy Renaissance, and the Russian Resistance

    • Date: 07/01/19
    • Vijay Jayaraj, Townhall

    The U.S. sailed into an era of energy abundance following the natural gas boom. But the replication of the American energy story in other countries is facing a stern challenge from radical environmental groups. Why is hydraulic fracturing important for developing countries and why should they be wary of radical environmental groups? The shale gas […]

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  • Coming Clean About UK Electricity Prices

    • Date: 31/12/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    Britain’s electricity suppliers are reported to be considering further increases in prices to consumers. Climate policies are largely responsible for such price increases, yet government is more than content to let private energy companies and their shareholders take the blame. Intoxicated with subsidies, the electricity sector has hitherto colluded in this obfuscation of causes, but […]

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  • The High Cost of Runaway Environmentalists

    • Date: 24/12/18
    • The Washington Times

    You don’t need an advanced academic degree to practice common sense. That’s why working folks who carry the nation on their backs have grasped the limits of the renewable energy revolution more quickly than those enthralled with the promise of a fossil-fuel-free future. The United Nations’ 24th annual climate-change conference concluded the other day in […]

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  • Renewables and Climate Policy Are On A Collision Course

    • Date: 09/12/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor

    Those advocating climate change mitigation policy have hitherto wagered everything on the success of renewable energy technologies. The steadily accumulating data on energy and emissions over the period of intense policy commitment suggests that this gamble has not been successful. Pragmatic environmentalists will be asking whether sentimental attachment to wind and solar is standing in […]

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  • Justin Trudeau Is Facing a Carbon Tax Backlash. He’s Not Alone.

    • Date: 08/12/18
    • Ian Austen, The New York Times

    Three years ago, Canada joined 194 other countries in Paris to announce a landmark agreement on climate change, now informally known by the French capital’s name. This week began in Paris, however, with startlingly violent discord over fuel taxes stemming from that climate deal. The protesters, clad in the yellow safety vests France requires motorists to carry, are […]

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