• Perceptions of climate impacts at odds with scientific data

    • Date: 01/04/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    A new Savanta ComRes poll commissioned by the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has revealed low levels of public awareness of key trends relating to climate change and international development.  The survey of British adults suggests that the public perceive the impacts of climate change to be more negative than the academic research would suggest. […]

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  • Only authoritarian rule can deliver Net Zero, Lord Deben admits

    • Date: 30/03/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 30 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has condemned the chairman of the UK’s Climate Change Committee for demanding that a powerful group of unelected officials should enforce Net Zero policies, giving them the power to overrule Parliament. At a green investment event last week, Lord Deben praised the government’s climate policy objectives […]

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  • Britain’s next Net Zero flop

    • Date: 28/03/21
    • The Observer

    The government has scrapped its flagship green homes grant scheme, the centrepiece of Boris Johnson’s promise to “build back greener” from the Covid-19 pandemic, just over six months after its launch. The abandonment of the £1.5bn programme, which offered households grants of up to £5,000 or £10,000 to put in insulation or low-carbon heating, leaves the UK without […]

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  • ‘Government decision to drop carbon tax is a small step in the right direction’

    • Date: 25/03/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 25 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the government’s decision to drop the introduction of a carbon tax as a small step in the right direction.  In contrast to most UK think tanks, NGOs and the renewable energy lobby, the GWPF has repeatedly warned that adopting carbon taxes would threaten the UK’s […]

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  • UK drops Carbon Tax, sets up Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

    • Date: 24/03/21
    • Bloomberg & UK Treasury

    The U.K. government confirmed it won’t go ahead with a tax on carbon emissions because of its decision to use an emissions trading system, according to a publication from the Treasury. Carbon Emissions Tax (CET) – The government is publishing the summary of responses to its consultation on the CET6 which closed in September 2020. The government […]

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  • UK news media campaign against oil and gas exploration

    • Date: 24/03/21
    • GWPF

    After the BBC and campaigners forced the government to cave in on the Cumbrian coal mine, the BBC, a network of eco-activists in the news media and green NGOs are now campaigning for the end of oil and gas exploration in Britain. It is almost certain that this new campaign by the UK’s mainstream news media will […]

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  • Staying at home more will help with climate fight, West Midlands Authority says

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • Transport Xtra

    The West Midlands Combined Authority wants people to stay at home more even after Covid-19, in order to help fight climate change. The WMCA’s first five-year decarbonisation plan, prepared by consultant WSP, sets targets for reductions in commuting, shopping and personal trips. The plan aims to set the conurbation on the pathway to achieving net […]

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  • EU considers labelling gas as sustainable energy source

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • Financial Times

    Brussels is considering classifying gas as a partially sustainable technology under its landmark green labelling system for investors who want to plough their money into sustainable finance.  In a draft legal text, seen by the Financial Times, the European Commission has paved the way for controversial technologies such as gas generated by fossil fuels to […]

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