• ‘Green Recovery’ flop: Another UK wind farm deal collapses

    • Date: 22/10/20
    • The Times

    A deal for BiFab fabrication yards to build structures for a £2 billion offshore wind farm has collapsed, according to union leaders. BiFab was to manufacture eight turbine jackets at its yards in Methil, Fife, as part of the Neart Na Gaoithe (NnG) project developed by EDF Renewables. Gary Smith, GMB Scotland secretary, and Pat Rafferty, […]

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  • New study: Climate experts fly more often than other scientists

    • Date: 20/10/20
    • The Times

    Scientists who specialise in climate change fly more than other researchers, according to a study by Cardiff University that has prompted calls for them “to look in the mirror” before demanding that others cut emissions. Climate scientists take about five flights a year on average for work while other researchers take four. Climate professors catch […]

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  • Macron threatens UK with energy blockade

    • Date: 19/10/20
    • Daily Express

    French president Emmanuel Macron confirmed that the EU would launch a devastating energy embargo against the UK if Boris Johnson refuses to give in on fisheries. Emmanuel Macron reacted furiously to Boris Johnson’s claims that trade talks are “over” between the UK and EU. Mr Macron has played hardball in the talks on fisheries, insisting […]

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  • National Grid warns lack of wind could plunge Britain into darkness

    • Date: 16/10/20
    • Daily Mail

    Britain’s electricity could be in short supply over the next few days because of a lack of wind. Electricity grid operator National Grid warned ‘unusually low wind output’ and a series of power plant outages would squeeze the network until early next week, leaving it with less back-up power than normal. National Grid said it […]

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  • Lack Of Wind Sparks UK Energy Alert

    • Date: 15/10/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The operator of Britain’s electricity network warned late on Wednesday afternoon that low wind levels had forced it to search for emergency sources of power. In a statement, the National Grid Electricity Systems Operator (ESO) said: Unusually low wind output coinciding with a number of generator outages means the cushion of spare capacity we operate the system with has […]

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  • Sir Samuel Brittan (1933-2020)

    • Date: 12/10/20
    • GWPF & The Spectator

    Sir Samuel Brittan, one of the UK’s most eminent journalists and a columnist for the Financial Times for nearly 50 years, has died aged 86. He was a founding member of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. In this brilliant 2009 piece for the Spectator he explained why he accepted Nigel Lawson’s invitation to join the […]

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  • Boris Johnson’s Pledge Of Wind Power For Every Home ‘Could Cost Consumers £27 Billion A Year’

    • Date: 11/10/20
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Household electricity bills could double under Boris Johnson’s plans to power every home using offshore wind farms by 2030, experts have warned. Professor Gordon Hughes, who has completed one of the largest ever studies on the economics of wind power, found that, contrary to promises from politicians and the industry, the cost is actually rising. It […]

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  • Britain Rocked By Windfarm Scandal That Is Set To Cost Consumers £1.4 Billion

    • Date: 10/10/20
    • Daily Mail

    A botched green scheme is paying wind turbine owners seven times the value of the electricity they generate – and it is set to cost UK consumers an estimated £1.4billion.  The Daily Mail can reveal the eyewatering fiasco in the week Boris Johnson declared that wind power was the future for the nation’s energy generation. The scheme […]

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