• 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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  • UK’s First Deep Coal Mine For 30 Years Set To Be Approved

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

    The first deep coal mine to be dug in the UK in 30 years is likely to secure planning permission today in a move campaigners claim would undermine the Government’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2050. A meeting of Cumbria county council is set to approve plans for the project at a site near […]

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  • UK Education Reform: ‘Cancel Culture’ Is A Form Of Bullying And ‘No Platforming’ An Attack On Free Speech, Pupils Will Be Taught

    • Date: 26/09/20
    • Daily Mail

    Teachers will tell pupils ‘cancel culture’ is not part of a ‘tolerant and free society’ Pupils will be taught that ‘cancel culture’ is a form of bullying and ‘no platforming’ an attack on our freedoms. As part of the Government’s drive to protect freedom of speech, secondary school students will learn that people with controversial opinions […]

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  • Coronavirus Delays UK Climate Plans As Key Priorities Shift

    • Date: 24/09/20
    • GWPF & Climate Home News

    Despite attempts by the green lobby to resurrect a moribund climate campaign, the UK government’s (mis)handling of the Covid-19 crisis appears to be shifting its climate agenda into the long grass. There is now a growing risk that the government’s radical new climate plans will be seen as prioritising a costly green agenda over managing […]

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  • Trade Union Calls For Halt To Building Offshore Wind Farms Amid Jobs & Costs Row

    • Date: 23/09/20
    • The National

    A trade union has called for a halt to new offshore wind farms until a local supply chain is established. GMB London echoed the growing anger from GMB Scotland after it was announced last week that contracts to supply turbine jackets for SSE’s offshore wind farm, Seagreen, in Angus, were awarded to firms in China […]

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  • Britain’s Nuclear Future In Limbo as Investors Walk Away

    • Date: 17/09/20
    • Bloomberg

    The cancellation of a British nuclear project heaped yet more pressure on the government to find a way to build the low-carbon power source that’s seen as a crucial part of the nation’s future energy mix. Hitachi Ltd.’s decision to pull the plug on its long planned Wylfa project leaves Electricite de France SA alone […]

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