• James Woudhuysen: Net Zero will take over our lives

    • Date: 19/12/20
    • James Woudhuysen. Spiked

    The new energy White Paper will force us to obsess over the minutiae of everyday energy consumption. Surely everyone remembers Boris Johnson’s ‘Green Industrial Revolution’, hyped in mid-November with his 10 Point Plan? Or maybe not. So familiar was his shopping list of eco-initiatives that it wouldn’t be a surprise if many eyes glazed over. But […]

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  • Rupert Darwall: From Covid to climate, the UK is handing policy to the unelected

    • Date: 16/12/20
    • Rupert Darwall, Real Clear Energy

    Climate change sees more power being given to the administrative state. Boris Johnson looked awful: slumped on the frontbench, he was about to suffer the worst parliamentary revolt of his premiership. It was December 1 – less than a year on from his historic election triumph – and Parliament was debating the reimposition of regional Covid tiers […]

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  • Rupert Darwall: The IMF’s Net-Zero fairy tale

    • Date: 08/12/20
    • Rupert Darwall, Real Clear Energy

    With Britain, France, the European Union, and now America (soon to be under Joe Biden’s leadership) piling onto the net-zero bandwagon, you’d think that some objectivity about the economic costs and consequences about such absolutist carbon-emission policies would be in order. Traditionally, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) could be relied upon as a source of […]

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  • For nuclear energy to flourish, we need a ‘mindset reversal’ about radiation

    • Date: 25/11/20
    • Robert Bryce, Forbes

    The future of nuclear power projects in the UK and elsewhere hinges on disabusing the public of its excessive fear of radiation.  Nuclear energy must grow – and grow rapidly – if the countries of the world are to have any hope of limiting the growth of carbon dioxide emissions.  But the growth of nuclear is being […]

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  • Boris’s “Green Industrial Revolution” is Economic Lockdown, for ever…

    • Date: 18/11/20
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today described the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ as shallow gesture politics, but a gesture with severely negative economic implications from day one into the foreseeable future. And we know that this will happen because all previous attempts to create a viable green economy […]

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  • Webinar: ‘How effective are carbon taxes?’

    • Date: 17/11/20
    • The Global Warming Policy Forum

    Tuesday 17th November: 5pm GMT/ 12pm EST/ 9am PST The idea of a ‘carbon tax’ has been seen by many as a free-market approach to the issue of tackling climate change. The idea is that by taxing everyone the same amount for emitting one tonne of carbon dioxide, the market will drive emissions reductions in […]

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  • Wind Power Economics: Rhetoric and Reality

    • Date: 10/11/20
    • Gordon Hughes, Renewable Energy Foundation

    I have collected data for more than 350 SPVs responsible for wind projects that have filed accounts since 2005. The dataset is unique and provides the basis for a detailed analysis of the actual costs of wind power. The following is the text accompanying the talk given by Professor Gordon Hughes, School of Economics, University […]

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  • Colder weather and low winds expose UK electricity system weakness

    • Date: 06/11/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The sudden onset of cold weather has brought more clear evidence that the United Kingdom’s wind-dominated Electricity System is weak and extremely expensive to run. A high pressure system has resulted in unexpectedly low levels of wind power, low temperatures, and higher demand. Consequently, generation margins are low, resulting in repeated System Warnings from National […]

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