• 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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  • UK Chancellor Plans To Raise Multi-Billion Carbon Tax

    • Date: 09/10/20
    • The Times

    Rishi Sunak is examining proposals for a UK-wide carbon tax that could raise billions of pounds while encouraging the drive towards net-zero emissions. The chancellor is seeking to replace existing EU carbon-reduction schemes with the new tax when the transition period finishes at the end of the year. Treasury officials are also looking at longer-term proposals […]

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  • Boris Johnson Announces 200% Rise in Electricity Prices

    • Date: 06/10/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 6 October: Ignoring clear evidence that the underlying economics of renewables are disastrous, the Prime Minister has today committed the UK to a further expansion of offshore wind power by 2030, with frightening implications for electricity prices, which would have to treble to pay the real costs. This is not only economically foolish, but […]

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  • UK Government Blocks Coal Mine Plan After Approval

    • Date: 03/10/20
    • The Times

    The government has intervened to delay approval for Britain’s first new deep coal mine in 30 years. Cumbria county council yesterday voted in favour of issuing planning permission to West Cumbria Mining for the £160 million Woodhouse Colliery, near Whitehaven. The mine would produce 2.5 million tonnes a year of coking coal for use in […]

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  • More Than Half Of Britons Unwilling To Pay More For Energy Bills To Meet UK Climate Goals, Poll Shows

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    More than half of British people are unwilling to pay more for their energy bills in order to meet the UK’s climate goals, new polling shows.  Polling from think tank Bright Blue showed 52 per cent of people are unwilling to pay more for household electricity and 51 per cent for home heating.  The figures […]

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