• GWPF welcomes recognition public has been misled over Net Zero costs

    • Date: 22/03/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Astronomical cost burden risks becoming a ‘toxic issue’ for the government The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed a new parliamentary report that accuses the government of seriously underestimating the cost of decarbonising Britain’s homes. The cost warnings by MPs has serious repercussions for owners of energy inefficient homes who face the prospect of unsellable properties […]

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  • Decarbonising homes to meet Net Zero targets will cost £20,000, MPs warn

    • Date: 22/03/21
    • The Times

    We told you so … According to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) the costs for Net Zero in 2050 are ‘manageable’: “…we estimate an increased annual resource cost to the UK economy from reaching a net-zero [greenhouse gas] target that will rise to around 1–2% of GDP by 2050.” In 2019 the UK Parliament […]

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  • The Carbon Commissars are watching you! Companies face compulsory green auditors

    • Date: 19/03/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 19 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has warned that company directors face the prospect of compulsory carbon commissars who will monitor and audit their every investment and activity.  The move to force mandatory reporting of energy use and CO2 emissions on private companies is draconian and intrusive, the GWPF warned.  The Department of […]

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  • BBC sends Roger Harrabin & Co. off to Wales

    • Date: 18/03/21
    • GWPF

    Setting the scene for a mass exodus of eco-journalists, the BBC has announced that it is to move its Climate and Science news team to Cardiff. The GWPF team hopes our old friends will not let the distance between us turn them into strangers. We have grown very fond of them and are really going […]

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  • Minister’s irresponsible statement on Cumbrian mine could cost the public tens of millions in the Courts

    • Date: 17/03/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 17 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has criticised Kwasi Kwarteng, the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, for announcing that the government has essentially ruled out the Cumbrian coal mine. His action prejudices an independent inquiry the government has set up but which hasn’t even started to take evidence. Asked on the BBC’s […]

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  • Russia & Greens jubilant: Boris Johnson considers ban on UK oil and gas exploration

    • Date: 14/03/21
    • The Sunday Telegraph

    Ministers are considering declaring the beginning of the end for the North Sea oil industry with a ban on new exploration licences. The radical move is on the table as part of a decisive shift away from fossil fuels and as part of preparations for the crucial climate summit the Government is due to host […]

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  • Tory backlash over Cumbrian coal mine U-turn

    • Date: 12/03/21
    • John Connolly, The Spectator

    Northern Tory MPs are concerned that the government could be willing to sacrifice the levelling up agenda when it becomes inconvenient. Is there a clash between the government’s plans to achieve Net Zero and its aspirations to level up parts of the North and Midlands? It certainly seems that way, after the Planning Secretary Robert […]

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  • Cumbria mining debacle just a foretaste of Net Zero crisis, GWPF warns

    • Date: 12/03/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The clash between economic recovery, levelling up and the Net Zero agenda is inevitable and unavoidable. London, 12 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has warned Boris Johnson that the debacle surrounding the government’s mishandling of the Cumbrian mining project is just a foretaste of the crisis and public backlash his government will face […]

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