• Rising energy prices are killing British industry: UK steel collapse ‘inevitable’ due to Net Zero

    • Date: 10/03/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    London, 10 March: As Britain faces a deepening steel crisis, with 5000 jobs at risk, the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has warned that the steel industry and other energy-intensive industries have no future in the UK, as the Net Zero agenda continues to drive electricity prices upwards. While the immediate cause of the present crisis is the collapse […]

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  • 5000 jobs at risk as Britain’s steel industry faces Net Zero extinction

    • Date: 09/03/21
    • GWPF & BBC News

    About 5,000 jobs are at risk in the British steel and aluminium industry after the principal financial backer of one of the UK’s largest industrial groups has fallen into administration. On Friday, steel bosses met the UK’s business secretary as worries mount over the existential threat of Net Zero and sky-high electricity prices to Britain’s […]

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  • Brits were misled about cost of Net Zero

    • Date: 05/03/21
    • The Sun

    Brits were misled about the cost of the Government’s net zero carbon emissions target by 2050 after Whitehall officials played down the estimated £70billion annual hit. In bombshell emails released after a two-year FOI battle, Treasury civil servants admitted to then-Chancellor Philip Hammond that the cost of going green would likely be £20billion a year more than […]

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  • Greens disappointed by lack of Net Zero ‘hard parts’ in UK budget

    • Date: 04/03/21
    • Politico

    UK budget did little to bring down emissions or address the hard parts of climate policy. If he talks about climate change at all, Rishi Sunak isn’t ready to talk about the pain. The British chancellor took more than half an hour to get to the green section of his budget speech on Wednesday, despite the tub […]

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  • Read my lips: Boris Johnson promises no tax hikes for his green agenda

    • Date: 02/03/21
    • The Sun

    Boris Johnson has vowed his green agenda will not lead to any new tax rises for hardworking Brits. Speaking exclusively to The Sun the Prime Minister said this year’s Cop26 summit will not hit readers’ wallets with new levies on meat or carbon  – but instead “generate high quality, high skill, high wage jobs.” The PM wants […]

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  • Net Zero flop: Why Boris is scrapping the Green Homes Grant

    • Date: 26/02/21
    • Open Access Government

    How much more of the government’s net zero 2050 strategy is just flashy public relations masking poorly thought out policies, making the goals simply impossible to achieve? Homes account for just under 30% of energy use and around 20% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK – what does this mean for the UK’s Green […]

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  • ‘Downing Street is working hard to bring the Tory press in line with Boris Johnson’s climate strategy’

    • Date: 22/02/21
    • GWPF & iNews

    If you wonder why Britain’s once vibrant and diverse newspapers have turned into promoters of the government’s climate and Net Zero agenda, this piece explains part of the reason: Like a shrinking Antarctic ice shelf, collapsing into the sea in the face of global warming, the climate scepticism of large parts of the UK press […]

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  • GWPF welcomes Boris Johnson’s U-turn on carbon border taxes

    • Date: 20/02/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed the UK government’s  apparent realisation that its planned carbon border tax poses a serious threat to the international trading system and the Western alliance. According to media reports, the government is concerned about the risk of imposing unilateral carbon border taxes in the absence of a multilateral agreement.  This development […]

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