• UK Government sets up secret ‘green nudge unit’

    • Date: 06/12/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The Government has established an environmental ‘nudge unit’ to work out how to persuade people into green behaviours such as driving less and cutting down on meat. The team was set up in April this year because of a recognition that the next phase of decarbonising will require much more personal behaviour change. The 45 per […]

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  • Conservatives will regret Boris Johnson’s radical Net Zero targets

    • Date: 04/12/20
    • Press release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Prime Minister’s radical decarbonisation plans will burden Britons with astronomical costs which will trigger rising public discontent. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has today announced that as part of the drive to Net Zero the United Kingdom will aim to cut its greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 by 68% as compared to the 1990 […]

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  • Motorists face £700 billion bill for going electric

    • Date: 27/11/20
    • The Global Warming Policy Forum

    A new estimate of the cost of decarbonising private transport suggests that motorists might have to foot a bill for £700 billion if they want to stay on the roads. Ongoing motoring costs could double. According to author Andrew Montford, the great uncertainty is the future cost of battery electric vehicles: EVs are currently much […]

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  • Britons to subsidise £billions for green jobs abroad as wind power contracts go overseas

    • Date: 26/11/20
    • The Construction Index

    According to news reports, large parts of £billions in subsidies paid by UK households for the construction of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm will go to factories in Poland and Belgium. The contract for manufacture and supply of monopiles and transition pieces has gone to Smulders, the Belgian subsidiary of Eiffage Métal, as part […]

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  • ‘Economic emergency’ puts the brakes on Boris Johnson’s green agenda

    • Date: 26/11/20
    • GWPF

    Outraged climate activists are blaming Rishi Sunak, the UK Chancellor, of eroding Boris Johnson’s plans for a ‘green industrial revolution’. In his so-called Spending Review, Rishi Sunak, the UK Chancellor, yesterday announced that Britain’s ‘economy emergency has only just begun’ and that it will negatively affect Britain’s finances for decades to come. Obviously, Sunak hardly […]

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  • Boris Johnson’s green jobs for China

    • Date: 23/11/20
    • GWPF

    According to a report in today’s Times, more than half of the estimated £50bn investment for Boris’s planned offshore wind farm expansion is expected to go to companies overseas. SSE, the report says, opted for manufacturers in Asia, citing lower costs.  The Times reports that the majority of orders for turbines and other equipment is […]

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  • Boris’s first Net Zero U-turn. More to follow, no doubt

    • Date: 21/11/20
    • BBC News

    The prime minister’s pledge to ban gas boilers from new homes by 2023 has been withdrawn. The promise first appeared on the Downing Street website this week attached to Mr Johnson’s climate plan. But the date was later amended, with the PM’s office claiming a “mix-up”. The original statement from Number 10 announced this goal; “2023 – Implement […]

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  • Boris Johnson’s road to green poverty: One in three motorists cannot afford even the cheapest electric car, experts warn

    • Date: 21/11/20
    • Daily Mail

    A third of motorists are unable to afford even the cheapest electric car, experts warn. The figure – equivalent to ten million households – highlights how many ordinary families will struggle to finance the switch from petrol and diesel cars being pushed by ministers. Even middle-earning households will have difficulty paying for one of the […]

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