• Green Madness: Wind Farms Paid Up To £3 Million Per Day To Switch Off Turbines

    • Date: 19/01/20
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Wind farms were paid up to £3 million per day to switch off their turbines and not produce electricity last week, The Telegraph can disclose. Energy firms were handed more than £12 million in compensation following a fault with a major power line carrying electricity to England from turbines in Scotland. The payouts, which will ultimately […]

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  • Police Put Greenpeace On Extremist List With Neo-Nazis

    • Date: 17/01/20
    • The Times

    Greenpeace has been placed alongside extremist groups such as neo-Nazis by counter terror police in guidance to officers. A guide produced by the counterterrorism policing unit lists campaigning environmental groups alongside far-right extremist groups such as Combat 18, National Action and the National Front. The unit said that the document was only intended to be […]

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  • The GWPF 2020 Temperature Prediction Competition

    • Date: 16/01/20
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    With the results of the 2019 temperature competition just out, readers who missed out on the big prize will no doubt be desperate for another chance in 2020. So here it is: the 2020 GWPF Global Temperature Prediction Competition. The HadCRUT4 average for 2019 was 0.74°C. The Met Office is again predicting a bit of […]

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  • Boris Johnson Snubs Climate Activists And Saves UK Airline

    • Date: 14/01/20
    • The Guardian

    The future of Flybe was secured on Tuesday night after ministers agreed a rescue deal with shareholders to keep Europe’s largest regional carrier flying. The Treasury said it would review air passenger duty (APD), a tax that adds £26 per passenger to all Flybe domestic return flights, to “ensure regional connectivity is strengthened while meeting the UK’s […]

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  • Global Warming Talk: Boris Johnson & Climate Change

    • Date: 14/01/20
    • Totnes Times

    ‘Net Zero and the problem of rising energy costs’ Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, is giving a public lecture in Totnes. In 2009, Dr Peiser launched the foundation with Lord Lawson and a group a like-minded peers and MPs. On its website, the foundation describes itself as being “open-minded on […]

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  • Green Con: UK Firms Buy ‘Green Energy’ Certificates But Burn Fossil Fuel

    • Date: 12/01/20
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    UK energy providers have turned to Eastern Europe to buy cheap green energy certificates that let them claim they provide 100pc renewable energy while continuing to rely on fossil fuels. Such schemes are known in the industry as “dirty REGOs”, in reference to watchdog Ofgem’s Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) plan. Under current government […]

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  • Bank of England Won’t Print Money For Green Revolution, Says Mark Carney

    • Date: 09/01/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The Bank of England should not print money to finance a green revolution, radical social change or any other political schemes, Mark Carney has warned. In a review of his tenure at the top of the Bank, which comes to an end when Andrew Bailey takes over in March, Mr Carney said the institution should not […]

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  • Steel Crisis: Wales’ First Minister Blames UK Government For High Energy Costs

    • Date: 07/01/20
    • BBC News

    The UK government must take responsibility and act on Tata Steel’s concerns over high energy prices, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. He was responding after Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of the Tata Sons group which owns the steelworks in Port Talbot, said the plant needed to be “self-sustaining”. Mr Drakeford said other counties allowed firms to pay less […]

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