• UK faces electric shock: Reliance on Europe for power could land Britain in big trouble

    • Date: 07/05/21
    • Daily Mail

    The fishing row which saw France threaten to cut off Jersey’s power has exposed the ‘very dangerous’ threat of being too reliant on a foreign supplier for electricity, an expert said yesterday. Britain risks becoming an ‘import junkie’ by depending too heavily on the Continent for its electricity needs, it was claimed. Tony Lodge, a […]

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  • Excessive renewable energy subsidies are now a major obstacle to Net Zero

    • Date: 06/05/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    As the rising costs of renewable energy subsidies are beginning to throw a spanner in the government’s decarbonisation policies, the Global Warming Policy Forum is proposing a radical reform of UK energy policy: removing subsidy costs from consumer energy bills and instead fund the cost from central taxation. This would expose the huge and currently hidden costs of renewable energy to […]

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  • Manufacturers call for petrol and diesel car ban to be delayed

    • Date: 05/05/21
    • Daily Express

    Plans for a petrol and diesel car ban to be introduced by the end of the decade have taken a major setback as car manufacturers call for the scheme to be pushed back by five years. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has revealed car makers told him 2035 would be a more “realistic” target for the […]

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  • Met Office: UK has seen coldest April since 1922

    • Date: 02/05/21
    • Met Office

    April 2021 had the lowest average minimum temperatures for April in the UK since 1922, as air frost and clear conditions combined for a frost-laden, chilly month, despite long hours of sunshine. Early provisional figures from the Met Office’s National Climate Information Centre indicate that April had the third lowest average UK minimum temperature for the month since […]

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  • Has new MI6 boss read the Paris Agreement?

    • Date: 26/04/21
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Richard Moore, the new chief of the UK’s secret service, suggests countries such as China will be watched to ensure climate commitments are kept. What climate commitment? Has nobody at MI6 informed Mr Moore about the Paris Agreement? After all, under international law, China, India, and all emerging and developing nations are exempt from any […]

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  • Not gonna happen: Replacing gas boilers to hit 2035 climate target could cost households ‘up to £25,000’

    • Date: 21/04/21
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Replacing gas boilers with green alternatives could cost homeowners up to £25,000, MPs and peers have warned, as the Government announced drastic new emissions cuts.  Boris Johnson on Tuesday committed the UK to cutting carbon emissions by 78 per cent by 2035, compared to 1990 levels, as recommended by the Government’s climate advisory body.  The legally binding […]

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  • As global CO2 emissions rise, UK sets new targets

    • Date: 20/04/21
    • Financial Times

    Global CO2 emissions are set to surge by the second-biggest amount in history this year as the global economy recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, the IEA warned today. Meanwhile, the UK government has announced a new goal of cutting carbon emissions by 78% by 2035 ahead of climate summit with President Biden. The UK will […]

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  • ‘Obscene’ windfarm subsidies revealed

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum has condemned what it called the “obscenity” of windfarm subsidies and has called for a complete rethink of energy policy. GWPF research has shown that just six offshore windfarms are now sharing £1.6 billion pounds in subsidies between them every year. Three receive annual subsidies of over a quarter of a billion pounds […]

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