• How To Lose The Climate War? Tell Britons They Can No Longer Own A Car

    • Date: 23/08/19
    • BBC News

    People will have to get out of their cars if the UK is to meet its climate change targets, MPs say. The Science and Technology Select Committee says technology alone cannot solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions from transport. It says the government cannot achieve sufficient emissions cuts by swapping existing vehicles for cleaner […]

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  • Sir James Spooner (1932-2019)

    • Date: 21/08/19
    • Peerage News

    Sir James Spooner, who died 8 August, 2019, aged 87, was Honorary Treasurer of the Global Warming Policy Foundation; and a former chairman of Barclays Bank PLC and the supermarket Sainsbury’s. He was also is a former Director of John Swire & Sons, former Deputy Chairman and subsequently Chairman of the Royal Opera. He was […]

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  • Emerging From Darkness: Britain’s Mass Blackout Drives Push For Ever-Reliable Nuclear Power

    • Date: 21/08/19
    • Stop These Things

    It’s amazing how quickly millions of minds left freezing or boiling in the dark focus on the importance of having power as and when it’s needed. Wind and solar obsessed South Australians set the benchmark for blackouts and mass load shedding. Now the UK and had its first taste of the kind of grid chaos inevitably delivered when […]

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  • Rich ‘Eco-Sinners’ Can’t Buy Absolution Through Carbon Offsetting

    • Date: 21/08/19
    • Madeline Grant, The Daily Telegraph

    Celebrities should rein in the moralising zeal or their hypocrisy risks alienating ordinary people Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex against accusations of hypocrisy after it emerged that the eco-conscious Royal couple had used private jets to fly to the south of France and Ibiza in two trips just days apart. He […]

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  • Former National Grid Director Says Britain Should Impose Limits On New Wind And Solar Farms To Avoid Blackouts

    • Date: 19/08/19
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Ministers should impose limits on the construction of new wind and solar farms to help avoid a nationwide blackout, according to a former director of National Grid. Colin Gibson, who was power network director of Britain’s electricity system, claimed that some existing turbines and solar panels may have to be disconnected, and new developments restricted, […]

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  • Blackout Fears Over National Grid Cables From Europe

    • Date: 19/08/19
    • The Times

    Britain’s National Grid is routinely restricting the use of its own power cables from the Continent because of the risk of blackouts if they failed. Britain’s electricity system is sufficiently fragile at certain times of day that if one of the subsea “interconnectors” tripped while importing at full capacity, it could trigger power cuts like those of […]

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  • Renewable Energy Is A Blackout Risk, Warns Britain’s National Grid

    • Date: 18/08/19
    • Mail on Sunday

    National Grid had evidence that the shift to renewable energy was putting Britain’s electricity supply at risk months before the biggest blackout in a decade, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. The company, which is responsible for keeping the lights on, has downplayed the role of wind energy in the power cut that caused widespread chaos earlier […]

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  • Leaked Report Points To Wind Farm Failure Causing UK Blackout

    • Date: 17/08/19
    • Financial Times

    National Grid’s preliminary investigation into the blackout that caused widespread disruption in England and Wales last week has raised the possibility that it was caused by the world’s largest offshore wind farm accidentally going offline. The provisional report, which was submitted to regulators on Friday, suggests for the first time that the Hornsea offshore wind […]

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