• UK Survey: Brits Are Chilled About Global Warming

    • Date: 11/07/18
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Few have major concerns over climate change The latest British Social Attitudes Survey reveals that only around a quarter of the public has major concerns over the impacts of global warming and that only a third thinks that humans are the main cause of climate change. The typical Briton is mildly concerned by climate change, […]

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  • Energy-efficient boilers: worse than we thought

    • Date: 09/07/18
    • Andrew Ellson, The Times

    Homeowners are being mis-sold on the efficiency of boilers in a labelling scandal that is costing consumers hundreds of millions of pounds a year, an investigation by The Times has found. Energy performance labels are typically overstating the efficiency of boilers by 10 per cent because the official EU tests used to generate the scores do not […]

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  • Wildlife Be Damned: Kent Marshland to be Carpeted with Solar Panels

    • Date: 02/07/18
    • David Rose, The Mail on Sunday

    ‘World’s biggest battery’ to be built in Britain as part of £400m plans to carpet a swathe of Kent marshland with almost a million solar panels. Campaigners are fighting to block a £400 million plan for a solar energy farm The battery would store 350MWhr –  with no fewer than 7,660 battery units Green campaigners […]

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  • UK Committee On Climate Change Misleads Parliament And Public

    • Date: 30/06/18
    • Paul Matthews, Climate Scepticism

    The Committee on Climate Change has released a new brochure, Reducing UK emissions, described as a “2018 Progress Report to Parliament”. It’s a long document – 267 pages – but it has four messages to the Government at the front, one of which is this graphic: Yes, they really are claiming that adding more wind turbines […]

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  • UK Climate Adviser Slams Car & Housing Companies As Britain Is On Track To Miss Climate Targets

    • Date: 28/06/18
    • The Independent

    The UK will not meet its targets to avert climate change unless urgent action is taken to slash emissions from cars and houses, according to the government’s official advisers. A decade on from the country’s climate change act, greenhouse gases from electricity generation are falling but virtually every other sector has failed to pull its weight. In […]

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  • Green Campaigners Defeated: British Parliament Votes To Expand London’s Heathrow Airport

    • Date: 26/06/18
    • Reuters

    British lawmakers voted strongly in favour of building a new runway at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday, paving the way for the airport’s expansion after decades of delays and policy U-turns. Lawmakers voted 415 to 119 in favour of the move, a decision that has long divided parliament regardless of party lines.   Some have opposed […]

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  • Up In Smoke: UK Govt Throws Out £1.3 Billion Renewables Energy Project

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • Energy Voice

    The Government has refused to back a “world first” tidal lagoon project to generate clean energy from the tides on cost grounds. The company behind the scheme, Tidal Lagoon Power, wanted subsidies similar to those for new nuclear power to build the £1.3 billion scheme, consisting of a U-shaped sea wall with turbines in Swansea […]

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  • Subsidy Cuts: New UK Solar Installations Halve For Second Consecutive Year

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • The Energy Advocate

    New solar power installations in the UK have halved for the second consecutive year as a result of the government’s decision to cut green subsidies in a move to protect consumers from increasing energy bills. Europe’s solar trade body, SolarPowerEurope, said Britain had the slowest growth of the world’s top 20 solar markets and the lowest chances […]

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