• António Guterres’s Anti-Coal Push For India: Unrealistic and Unwelcome

    • Date: 10/09/20
    • Vijay Raj Jayaraj, India

    The demand by UN Secretary General António Guterres for a renewable transition in India do not reflect the reality where cheap fossil fuels have been prioritised by the government. UN secretary general António Guterres has asked India to abandon coal and embrace renewables. His clarion call re-affirmed the UN climate agenda, which aims to make […]

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  • Northern Europe Deforestation Up 49% Due To Effort To Meet “CO2 Targets”

    • Date: 07/09/20
    • No Tricks Zone

    Swiss meteorologist Jörg Kachelmann calls it “the dumbest energy and environmental policy ever”. Now, finally, after years of being warned, Germany’s mainstream media are finally showing signs of waking up to it. Germany’s flagship ARD public broadcasting recently presented a report earlier today about how “CO2 neutral” wood burning is leading to widespread deforestation across northern Europe – a rather […]

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  • Big Oil Asset Write-Downs Are Not The End Of The Oil Age

    • Date: 24/08/20
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    In the 5 year period to 2019, developing countries accounted for three quarters of global oil demand growth and the Asian developing countries accounted for over 70%.  Climate change activists have long lobbied for divestment from fossil fuel-producing companies. They have largely failed in this quest. This year, the steep falls in the value of the large […]

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  • Green California Faces Dark Future

    • Date: 21/08/20
    • Robert Bryce, Forbes

    Californians now rely on an electricity network that looks and acts more like a grid you’d find in Beirut or Africa than ones in Europe or the United States.  The blackouts that hit California over the past few days exposed the fragility of one of the most-expensive and least-reliable electric grids in North America. They […]

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  • Editorial: California’s Green Blackouts

    • Date: 20/08/20
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal

    If you eliminate fossil fuels, power shortages are inevitable. Millions of Californians have lost power in recent days amid a brutal heat wave, and state regulators warn of more outages in the days and perhaps years to come. Welcome to California’s green new normal, a harbinger of a fossil-free world. “These blackouts, which occurred without […]

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  • Democrats Say California Is Model For Climate Action But Its Blackouts Say Otherwise

    • Date: 18/08/20
    • Michael Shellenberger, Forbes

    The underlying reason blackouts are occurring is because California lacks reliable, in-state supply. And the reason for that is California has been closing both natural gas and nuclear power plants. At the Democratic National Convention this week, presidential and vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will make the case for spending $2 trillion, or $500 […]

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  • California’s Energy Corruption & Rolling Blackouts

    • Date: 16/08/20
    • Katy Grimes, California Globe

    Why are California’s utilities cutting power, and imposing rolling blackouts again? It’s political. And it’s corrupt. The last California Governor blamed for rolling energy blackouts was recalled by voters and replaced. In 2003, Governor Gray Davis was recalled over leadership issues, high taxation, and inaction over a struggling California economy and rolling energy blackouts. Gov. Gavin Newsom […]

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  • The Truly Gobsmacking Cost of Generating Offshore Wind Power

    • Date: 11/08/20
    • Stop These Things

    Effervescent claims that offshore wind power is cheap have fallen flat. When the rising capital cost of taking wind turbines offshore is accounted for, the power that they occasionally generate turns out to be the most expensive electricity of all, and by a very substantial margin. A couple of years back in the UK, rent […]

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