• Why Net Zero won’t happen

    • Date: 16/06/21
    • The Times

    It is becoming ever more evident that radical Net Zero policies are unsustainable and will backfire badly. The Scottish government has missed its own “world-leading” climate change targets for the third year in a row. Part of the 51.5 per cent fall in emissions against the baseline in 2019, which is short of the 55 […]

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  • Still waiting for cost reductions

    • Date: 15/06/21

    Latest data reveals no revolution in offshore wind costs The publication last week of the annual report of Rampion Offshore Windfarm marked the start of the 2020 reporting season – most of the UK’s offshore fleet will publish their accounts in the next three months. This new information gives us here at GWPF a chance […]

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  • The truth behind the Government’s latest light bulbs ban

    • Date: 09/06/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The truth is that the UK government’s track record on lighting policy is a scandal. The UK government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is today cynically trying to take credit for the spontaneous market innovation of LEDs by needlessly banning halogen and fluorescent bulbs. The truth is that the UK government’s track […]

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  • Trouble brews as Boris Johnson plays climate hero

    • Date: 08/06/21
    • Politico

    A new wave of skepticism is emerging in Britain: not sceptical of man-made climate change but sceptical of the cost of Net Zero – and suspicious of who will bear the heaviest burden. Being a climate champion looks great when Boris Johnson is urging action at the U.N. Security Council or schooling the G7 on emissions. But when […]

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  • Tories Divided: Cabinet war as Environment Sec threatens to slap carbon tax on burgers from Australia

    • Date: 01/06/21
    • The Sun

    George Eustice sparked a Cabinet war today by threatening to slap a carbon tax on foreign meat. The Environment Secretary’s move could mean a levy being put on burgers from polluting (sic) mega-farms in Australia. Mr Eustice has been locked in a bitter battle with International Trade Secretary Liz Truss over the phasing out of meat […]

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  • Gas boiler ban: Govt admits installing heat pumps can cost up to £35,000 and could increase fuel bills

    • Date: 01/06/21
    • Building News

    Heat pumps could cost homeowners up to £35,000 each, can emit noise which breaches legal limits and could increase fuel bills, the government has admitted. The green heating systems, which work by absorbing heat from the environment, are a core part of the government’s plans to make homes more energy efficient to help it achieve […]

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  • Net Zero solar farm stampede threatens Britain’s food supply

    • Date: 30/05/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 30 May — The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today is calling for immediate ministerial intervention to prevent solar developers taking advantage of a loophole in the planning guidance to build on thousands of acres of British farmland, threatening UK food supply. Due to lack of protection for farmland in the renewable energy planning guidance, […]

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  • Heat pump lobbyists resort to PR stunt about heat pump costs

    • Date: 28/05/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    In response to a wave of public anger about government plans to force households to ditch their gas boilers and switch to expensive and less effective heat pumps, promoters of heat pumps are now promising implausible cost reductions. Current costs of heat pumps are on average about £10,000 per household to install, with worryingly high […]

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