• Covid-19 & Climate Change: Asia’s Policy Choices

    • Date: 02/04/20
    • Tilak Doshi, Forbes

    The strictures against fossil fuels, as part of the liturgy of climate change belief, is egregious to the extreme when the real and immediate challenge of coping with Covid-19 faces each and every Asian today. The Asian continent spans a vast geographical area. The novel coronavirus emerged in the eastern part – Wuhan, China – […]

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  • We Mustn’t Let Green Lobbyists Use Coronavirus To Turn Us Back Into the ‘Sick Man of Europe’

    • Date: 24/03/20
    • Harry Wilkinson, Global Vision

    As politicians eventually move on to the task of rebuilding after this crisis, it is crucial that their efforts do not become hijacked by a pernicious form of green wishful thinking. In response to the unfolding coronavirus crisis, many commentators have been making bold statements about what consequences it might or even should have for […]

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  • The UK’s March 2020 Budget: Red Diesel and the Dawn of Carbon Taxation

    • Date: 15/03/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The Chancellor’s Budget shows clear signs that the UK government is now moving towards general carbon taxation. As a taste of things to come, government is increase fuel tax on diesel for parts of the construction industry, amongst others, by 400%, from the currently discounted level of 11.14 pence per litre to the standard 57.95 pence per […]

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  • John Constable: The Government’s Murky Wind Subsidies Revival Is A Costly Blunder

    • Date: 04/03/20
    • John Constable, The Daily Telegraph

    A complicated game of bait and switch is going on, and the consumer is getting a poor deal. In the world of renewable energy nothing is what it seems. “Environmentally friendly” turns out to be devastating to the natural world. “Cheap” is expensive. “Local support” is found to be at a distance.  “Sustainable” is, strange […]

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  • The Mind-Boggling Cost of Net Zero

    • Date: 25/02/20
    • Harry Wilkinson, The Conservative Woman

    IS THE decision to reduce net carbon dioxide emissions to zero by 2050 one of extraordinary ambition or extreme foolhardiness? What we know for certain is that it isn’t an example of ‘evidence-based policymaking’. The Government and Parliament have given little thought to how it might be achieved, and how much it might cost. Rather […]

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  • Meddling in Domestic Heating is Foolish: Increasing Fuel Duty is a Blunder

    • Date: 21/02/20
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    In the last few days the British government has announced that it will be moving to ban the use of unprocessed coal and wood for domestic fires. Foolish and counterproductive though this policy almost certainly is, it should not be allowed to distract attention from the even greater error of rumoured proposals to increase Transport […]

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  • Why The Green New Deal Would Destroy The Environment

    • Date: 14/02/20
    • Paul Driessen, The Federalist

    The Green New Deal is anything but ‘clean’ or ‘green.’ Even the relatively modest numbers of solar and wind installations in the United States today are causing serious environmental damage. A few minutes of serious thought from self-described environmentalists would prompt a realization that if the Green New Deal, a program championed by Rep. Alexandria […]

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  • Is It Really The End Of Internal Combustion Engines & Petroleum In Transport?

    • Date: 07/02/20
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    In his recent presentation to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Professor Gautam Kalghatgi answers the question: ‘Is it really the end of internal combustion engines and petroleum in transport?’ Gautam Kalghatgi is currently a Visiting Professor at Imperial College London (Mechanical Engineering) and also at Oxford University (Engineering Science). He is a Fellow of the Royal […]

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