• The Fatal Attraction Of A Post-Covid Green Deal

    • Date: 15/05/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Foundation

    In a short paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) Dr John Constable, the GWPF’s energy editor, warns of big economic risks of using ‘climate-related’ stimulus spending as governments around the world are attempting to restart the global economy as it emerges from lockdown. The paper is based on comments in a […]

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  • Low Electricity Demand and Renewables in the United Kingdom

    • Date: 08/05/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    As I write this at 8.26 a.m. on the morning of the 8th May, a Friday but a national holiday in the United Kingdom, we are waiting to see how National Grid ESO (Electricity System Operator) will cope with the combination of anticipated low demand for electricity and high solar output from the 12 GW […]

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  • Oil Is Critical To U.S. Survival: Why China Is Pushing The Paris Agreement (On Their Rivals)

    • Date: 07/05/20

    China has a strong vested interest in ensuring that the world adheres to the Paris Accords, which effectively limit fossil fuel use. All the while the PRC clearly does not adhere to those Accords, which it champions for everyone but itself. One more word on Beijing’s plans leading up to, and during, the 2020 crisis. This […]

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  • Love Of The Cloud Is Making A Green Energy Future Impossible

    • Date: 28/04/20
    • Mark Mills, Tech Crunch

    The global information infrastructure already consumes more electricity than is produced by all of the world’s solar and wind farms combined. Far from saving energy, our AI-enabled workplace future uses more energy than ever before. An epic number of citizens are video-conferencing to work in these lockdown times. But as they trade in a gas-burning commute for […]

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  • Low Electricity Demand and System Balancing Problems during The UK’s Coronavirus Lockdown

    • Date: 25/04/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The restrictions on economic and personal activity imposed to address the spread of the coronavirus are reducing electricity demand in the UK to unusually low levels, increasing the difficulties of operating the system, particularly in the presence of embedded solar and wind generation.  As a result of the restrictions on economic activity and personal movement, […]

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  • Zeroing In: Free Market Approaches to the 2050 Target with Dr Jamie Whyte

    • Date: 21/04/20
    • Institute of Economic Affairs

    The third in the IEA’s ‘Zeroing In: Free market approaches to the 2050 target’ series. The series will cover a range of ideas and viewpoints, with IEA spokespeople speaking to an array of experts and academics on how the free market can, or cannot, achieve the government’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Over […]

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  • New US Vehicle Emission Rules Will Save Americans’ Lives and Money

    • Date: 14/04/20
    • Jason Isaac, Real Clear Energy

    The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule will cut the average price of new vehicles by $1,000 without compromising the rigorous environmental standards that have made America a world leader in clean air. In a time when millions have been laid off in the wake of the coronavirus and too many families are struggling to make ends […]

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  • COVID-19’s Threat to U.S. Energy Security

    • Date: 10/04/20
    • The American Interest

    The US shale oil industry serves a vital national interest by protecting the country from price or supply shocks.  For the past decade, the United States has enjoyed a remarkable boom in the production of oil and natural gas. Mainly due to technological advances in fracking, America has become the world’s largest producer of oil […]

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