• Boris Johnson’s Chief Adviser Accused Of Being A ‘Net Zero’ Sceptic

    • Date: 01/07/20
    • GWPF & Financial Times

    According to the Financial Times, several Whitehall sources are blaming Boris Johnson’s chief adviser Dominic Cummings for a policy shift away from insulating old houses to building new ones. A source said Cummings was actually rather sceptical about the 2050 Net-Zero target. One source said the chief adviser saw the green project as “boring old […]

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  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe Unveils New British Car Today

    • Date: 01/07/20
    • Tim Newark, Daily Express

    Where Sir James Dyson failed, Sir Jim Ratcliffe hopes to succeed. Both self-made billionaire entrepreneurs have ploughed millions of their own money in to producing their dream project of a great British car. Dyson had to withdraw from the battle late last year, but Ratcliffe – one of the UK’s richest men – hopes he […]

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  • New Labour Leader May Drop 2030 Net Zero Climate Target

    • Date: 27/06/20
    • The Independent

    Labour could drop the ambitious 2030 climate crisis target it adopted under Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s new leadership has said. A spokesperson for Keir Starmer said that he had supported the plans included in Labour’s last manifesto, but that the party had lost the election. The Green New Deal policy adopted under the previous leadership included […]

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  • Good News: Even Radical Greens Can Change Their Mind

    • Date: 26/06/20
    • Daily Mail

    Extinction Rebellion spokeswoman Zion Lights quits green movement to become lobbyist for nuclear power saying: ‘I changed my mind’ Extinction Rebellion’s spokeswoman has quit the protest group to become a nuclear power campaigner. Zion Lights, 36, has left the climate change cause, which brought London to a standstill last year, to join pro-nuke outfit Environmental Progress. The former XR […]

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  • New Paper: Renewables Are Destabilising UK Electricity Grid

    • Date: 25/06/20
    • Samuel Homan and Solomon Brown, Energy Reports

    An analysis of frequency events in Great Britain Abstract: With increasing penetration of wind and solar generation on electricity grids around the world, concerns are being raised about the effect this has on system stability. One measure of system stability is the volatility of the grid frequency. In this paper, an analysis is performed using […]

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  • UK Arts’ Leading Figures Join Call To Prioritise ‘Green Jobs’ Over Saving Their Own Sector

    • Date: 22/06/20
    • The Guardian

    The chiefs of scores of the UK’s foremost arts and culture organisations have joined the call for a green recovery from the coronavirus crisis, even as their own sector faces the biggest threat to its existence in modern times. Sir Mark Rylance, Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, Brian Eno and the leaders of the Tate, National Youth […]

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  • Environment Agency Accused Of Making False Claims About UK Weather

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

    London, 20 June: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has criticised the Environment Agency for claiming that the UK is no longer a wet and rainy country. A new report, The Great British Rain Paradox (1), has just been published, warning of potential water shortages in the UK in years to come. It claims that the major factor for this […]

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  • Green Haste Will Trash The Promise Of Hydrogen

    • Date: 19/06/20
    • Press Release, The Global Warming Policy Foundation

    London, 19 June: Desperate policy makers trying to reach Net Zero targets that are unaffordable and infeasible are rushing into the premature adoption of hydrogen as a last ditch attempt to save the current agenda. Faced with the task of eliminating carbon dioxide emissions while sustaining economic growth, the UK government, like others around the world, […]

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