• Theresa May Introduces ‘Net Zero’ Emissions Target Despite Warnings It Will Cost £1trillion

    • Date: 12/06/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Britain will today set a legally-binding target to cut greenhouse gases to “net zero” by 2050, Theresa May has announced. The Government will set out legislation today to slash emissions despite warnings from Philip Hammond that meeting the target could cost £1trillion. The move comes after the Government’s advisory Committee on Climate Change called for […]

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  • UK Households Conned About ‘Green Energy’

    • Date: 10/06/19
    • The Times

    Households trying to “go green” with their energy supply are being let down by misleading tariffs, a report states. An analysis of 54 dual-fuel deals with a green component has found that only one in five comes from 100 per cent renewable sources. More than half have no renewable gas component at all and most […]

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  • Britain’s Solar Power Collapse Is a Warning To Other Nations

    • Date: 08/06/19
    • Inverse

    The United Kingdom’s decision to strip away subsidies aimed at residential solar users has been linked to a dramatic collapse in the rate of new installations. The sudden drop in home installs, which followed the abolition of feed-in tariffs that reward users for sharing their energy with the grid, offers a sharp warning to the […]

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  • Conservative Leadership Challengers Split Over £1trillion Zero Emissions Warning

    • Date: 07/06/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Conservative leadership candidates are split over cutting green house emissions to net zero after Philip Hammond told Theresa May that it will cost £1 trillion and divert money from police and National Health Service. The warning prompted Mrs May to rebuke her Chancellor, with her spokesman insisting it was the “right thing to do to […]

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  • GWPF Calls On Government To Reject £1 Trillion ‘Net Zero’ Target

    • Date: 06/06/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum is calling on the UK government to refrain from legislating for a Net Zero emissions target and support a Treasury review into its economic impact. The Climate Change Committee (CCC) recently recommended that the UK’s current CO2 emissions reduction target of 80% by 2050 should be amended to 100%, claiming that […]

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  • UK Net Zero Emissions Target Will ‘Cost More Than £1 Trillion’

    • Date: 05/06/19
    • Financial Times

    Britain’s chancellor Philip Hammond has warned Theresa May that her plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 will cost the UK over £1tn. In a letter to the prime minister seen by the Financial Times, the chancellor said the cost meant that less money would be available for schools, police, hospitals […]

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  • Green Energy Flop: Home Solar Panel Installations Fall by 94% After Subsidies Cut

    • Date: 05/06/19
    • The Guardian

    The Labour party has accused the government of “actively dismantling” the UK’s solar power industry after new installations by households collapsed by 94% last month. Rebecca Long-Bailey, the shadow business secretary, used prime minister’s questions to challenge the government’s record on climate action after scrapping subsidies for domestic solar panels from April. Standing in for Jeremy Corbyn, […]

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  • UK Govt Rejects Climate Change Committee Advice

    • Date: 04/06/19
    • Financial Times

    Britain’s chancellor has rejected the advice by the Climate Change Committee for the first time since it was set up a decade ago. The British government has been accused of trying to “fiddle” the country’s climate change targets after cabinet ministers agreed to carry forward past “overperformance” in emissions reductions to allow a potential breach […]

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