• More Subsidies For “Cheap Renewables”

    • Date: 23/07/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    Ministers have announced another vast transfer of money from poor taxpayers to wealthy windfarm operators. The scale of the gift, once again, almost defies belief: Energy minister Claire Perry is ­expected to announce today that after a 10-year period of progress in the ­offshore wind industry the Government is ready to offer another decade of […]

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  • Filth, corruption and graft in recycling industry

    • Date: 23/07/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF

    National Audit Office confirms recycling sham Mikko Paunio’s recent GWPF report revealed the widespread concern within the waste management industry that much material collected for “recycling” is in fact ending up in the oceans, having been shipped to the Far Eastern countries with entirely inadequate waste management systems. A report at the weekend showed that […]

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  • Carbon Tax May Bring Down Canadian PM Justin Trudeau

    • Date: 22/07/18
    • Editorial, National Post

    Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a problem: the only way his government can keep a promise is to make millions of voters angry just as the next federal election rolls around. It’s a pickle, but it’s one of his own creation. The promise (threat?) was to impose a federal carbon tax next year on […]

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  • Fossil fuels have helped the poor, so let’s try something different

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Bjørn Lomborg, Project Syndicate

    Over the past 16 years, nearly every person who gained access to electricity did so through a grid connection, mostly powered by fossil fuels. And yet donors say that many of the 1.1 billion people who are still without electricity should instead try solar panels. For the well-off in both rich and poor countries around […]

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  • Dumb and Gummer: Selwyn’s Climate Change Claptrap

    • Date: 17/07/18
    • Harry Wilkinson, The Conservative Woman

    Stepping into the room at the launch of the Committee on Climate Change’s new Progress Report to Parliament was like walking into a parallel universe. This was the cult of anti-CO2, with its supreme panel of very expert experts ready to tell the adoring throng that the Government should be cutting emissions faster. No one […]

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  • Judge Kavanaugh And The Environmental Left

    • Date: 15/07/18
    • Reihan Salam, National Review

    Should environmentalists fear the prospect of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice? Most left-of-center environmentalists are convinced that the answer is yes, on the grounds that Judge Kavanaugh has consistently sought to rein in federal regulatory agencies that by his lights appear to be going beyond their legislative mandates. But this shouldn’t imply […]

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  • Trump: Dependence on Russian Gas is a Security Threat

    • Date: 13/07/18
    • James Delingpole, Breitbart

    President Trump has warned at a NATO summit that German dependence on Russian gas poses a major security threat to the West. It’s about time somebody said it! This problem has been brewing for decades. In fact it goes right back to the communist era of the Soviet Union, when the Russians saw the burgeoning green movement […]

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  • Green Energy Campaign Has Been a Humanitarian Disaster

    • Date: 12/07/18
    • Sara Morrison, Propublica

    Millions of lives were at stake. Hillary Clinton was on board. Money poured in. And yet the big aims behind an effort to tackle the plague of third-world cooking fires has produced only modest gains. For many decades, it was one of the globe’s most underappreciated health menaces:  household pollution in developing countries, much of […]

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