• The GWPF 2020 Temperature Prediction Competition

    • Date: 16/01/20
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    With the results of the 2019 temperature competition just out, readers who missed out on the big prize will no doubt be desperate for another chance in 2020. So here it is: the 2020 GWPF Global Temperature Prediction Competition. The HadCRUT4 average for 2019 was 0.74°C. The Met Office is again predicting a bit of […]

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  • Boris Johnson Snubs Climate Activists And Saves UK Airline

    • Date: 14/01/20
    • The Guardian

    The future of Flybe was secured on Tuesday night after ministers agreed a rescue deal with shareholders to keep Europe’s largest regional carrier flying. The Treasury said it would review air passenger duty (APD), a tax that adds £26 per passenger to all Flybe domestic return flights, to “ensure regional connectivity is strengthened while meeting the UK’s […]

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  • Global Warming Talk: Boris Johnson & Climate Change

    • Date: 14/01/20
    • Totnes Times

    ‘Net Zero and the problem of rising energy costs’ Dr Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, is giving a public lecture in Totnes. In 2009, Dr Peiser launched the foundation with Lord Lawson and a group a like-minded peers and MPs. On its website, the foundation describes itself as being “open-minded on […]

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  • Green Con: UK Firms Buy ‘Green Energy’ Certificates But Burn Fossil Fuel

    • Date: 12/01/20
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    UK energy providers have turned to Eastern Europe to buy cheap green energy certificates that let them claim they provide 100pc renewable energy while continuing to rely on fossil fuels. Such schemes are known in the industry as “dirty REGOs”, in reference to watchdog Ofgem’s Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) plan. Under current government […]

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  • Bank of England Won’t Print Money For Green Revolution, Says Mark Carney

    • Date: 09/01/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The Bank of England should not print money to finance a green revolution, radical social change or any other political schemes, Mark Carney has warned. In a review of his tenure at the top of the Bank, which comes to an end when Andrew Bailey takes over in March, Mr Carney said the institution should not […]

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  • Steel Crisis: Wales’ First Minister Blames UK Government For High Energy Costs

    • Date: 07/01/20
    • BBC News

    The UK government must take responsibility and act on Tata Steel’s concerns over high energy prices, First Minister Mark Drakeford has said. He was responding after Natarajan Chandrasekaran, chairman of the Tata Sons group which owns the steelworks in Port Talbot, said the plant needed to be “self-sustaining”. Mr Drakeford said other counties allowed firms to pay less […]

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  • Wind Farm Giant Ørsted Cuts Jobs After Discovering Wind Is Less Effective Than Thought

    • Date: 06/01/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The largest offshore wind farm developer in the world has laid off around 15 people from its business, and is currently weighing further cuts, as the company warns that wind might not be quite as effective as previously thought. Orsted made its UK managing director redundant at the beginning of December, in addition to two […]

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  • Met Office’s “Extreme Weather Year” Brings Record Cereal Yields

    • Date: 04/01/20
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    A year of extreme weather in the UK, says our highly reliable Met Office, full of record breaking heat and rain, and notable spells of cold and windy weather! Meanwhile, back in the real world, DEFRA have been celebrating near record cereal yields: Full post

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