• Go-ahead for new UK coal mine attracts ire of green campaigners

    • Date: 07/01/21
    • Edie news

    Despite pressure from green groups, the UK Government has said it will not intervene in a county council’s decision to approve a deep coal mine – the first facility of its kind to gain planning approval in 30 years. Cumbria County Council approved plans put forward by West Cumbria Mining (WCM) late last year, but […]

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  • U.K. power grid creaks at risk of blackouts

    • Date: 06/01/21
    • Bloomberg

    The U.K. power market is showing signs of strain. For the fourth time this winter National Grid Plc warned that the buffer needed to ensure security of supply and keep the lights on was too small. While the U.K. has made swift progress on switching from fossil fuels to renewables, this is the downside to cleaning up […]

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  • Ten million jobs at risk due to Boris Johnson’s Net Zero pledge

    • Date: 05/01/21
    • The Sun

    Ten million jobs are at risk due to a legal commitment to go carbon neutral by 2050, new research has found. Two in five workers in the UK’s poorest regions are reliant on high-emitting industries for jobs. And the report by the powerful Onward think-tank makes grim reading for the Prime Minister about the crucial Red Wall seats that […]

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  • Half of Britons feel the BBC does not share their values

    • Date: 03/01/21
    • The Times

    Nearly half of Britons think that the BBC no longer represents their values amid declining levels of trust in the broadcaster, particularly outside London, research for The Times suggests. In the past year a third of the public said that the values of the BBC had become less like theirs amid controversy over its coverage of Brexit and the […]

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  • Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

    • Date: 23/12/20
    • GWPF

    The GWPF team is taking a break over the festive period. Thank you for your continuing interest and support. We’ll be back after the Christmas holidays. Until then, we wish our members and readers all the best for Christmas and the New Year.

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  • Electricity costs too high to make heat pumps worthwhile, MPs warn

    • Date: 22/12/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Electricity is too expensive to make heat pumps worthwhile, MPs have warned, as they urged the government to rethink environmental costs passed onto customers. The high cost of electricity compared to gas risk putting people off ditching their gas boiler for the cleaner alternative, which runs on electricity, the Environmental Audit Committee said. In a […]

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  • 600,000 Britons have fallen into fuel poverty during Covid pandemic

    • Date: 20/12/20
    • The Big Issue

    The Covid-19 crisis has pushed more than half a million people into debt on their fuel bills, new research shows, and more than two million are behind on payments. The Citizens Advice findings “confirm the worst fears” about the impact of stay at home advice during winter, fuel poverty campaigners said, calling for fuel debt relief from the […]

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  • The 2020 Annual GWPF Lecture – Professor Frank Furedi

    • Date: 16/12/20
    • The Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Narratives of Existential Threats in the Climate and Covid Era Frank Furedi is a sociologist and social commentator. He is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent in Canterbury. Since the late 1990s, Frank has been widely cited about his views on why Western societies find it so difficult to engage with risk […]

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