• Labour Split On Jeremy Corbyn’s Radical Climate Manifesto

    • Date: 03/07/20
    • The Independent

    Ed Miliband says Labour should not downgrade climate change policies. Comments come after Keir Starmer’s office suggested 2030 target could be pushed back Labour should not scale back the climate change policies it set out in its 2019 manifesto, Ed Miliband has said – after Keir Starmer’s office suggested a 2030 target could be shifted back because […]

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  • Boris Rejects Green New Deal

    • Date: 01/07/20
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    The BBC/Guardian’s coordinated campaign for a green deal seems to have run up against the buffers, and the Green Blob are spitting feathers! Boris Johnson is to set out a “new deal” for jobs and infrastructure on Tuesday, painting himself as a “Rooseveltian” prime minister lifting Britain out of the biggest recession in centuries, and a […]

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  • Anger As Boris Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ Lacks Net Zero Commitment

    • Date: 01/07/20
    • The Independent

    Boris Johnson has angered green campaigners after a £5bn infrastructure spending boost lacked new measures to achieve his legal duty of [ net zero carbon emissions. Vowing to “build back better” as the UK emerges from the coronavirus pandemic, the prime minister will announce cash for hospital maintenance, court upgrades, high street rescues and – controversially […]

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  • Boris Johnson’s Chief Adviser Accused Of Being A ‘Net Zero’ Sceptic

    • Date: 01/07/20
    • GWPF & Financial Times

    According to the Financial Times, several Whitehall sources are blaming Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings for a policy shift away from insulating old houses to building new ones. A source said Cummings was actually rather sceptical about the 2050 Net-Zero target. One source said the chief adviser saw the green project as “boring old […]

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  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe Unveils New British Car Today

    • Date: 01/07/20
    • Tim Newark, Daily Express

    Where Sir James Dyson failed, Sir Jim Ratcliffe hopes to succeed. Both self-made billionaire entrepreneurs have ploughed millions of their own money in to producing their dream project of a great British car. Dyson had to withdraw from the battle late last year, but Ratcliffe – one of the UK’s richest men – hopes he […]

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  • New Labour Leader May Drop 2030 Net Zero Climate Target

    • Date: 27/06/20
    • The Independent

    Labour could drop the ambitious 2030 climate crisis target it adopted under Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s new leadership has said. A spokesperson for Keir Starmer said that he had supported the plans included in Labour’s last manifesto, but that the party had lost the election. The Green New Deal policy adopted under the previous leadership included […]

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  • Good News: Even Radical Greens Can Change Their Mind

    • Date: 26/06/20
    • Daily Mail

    Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman Zion Lights quits green movement to become lobbyist for nuclear power saying: ‘I changed my mind’ Extinction Rebellion’s spokeswoman has quit the protest group to become a nuclear power campaigner. Zion Lights, 36, has left the climate change cause, which brought London to a standstill last year, to join pro-nuke outfit Environmental Progress. The former XR […]

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  • New Paper: Renewables Are Destabilising UK Electricity Grid

    • Date: 25/06/20
    • Samuel Homan and Solomon Brown, Energy Reports

    An analysis of frequency events in Great Britain Abstract: With increasing penetration of wind and solar generation on electricity grids around the world, concerns are being raised about the effect this has on system stability. One measure of system stability is the volatility of the grid frequency. In this paper, an analysis is performed using […]

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