• Boris Johnson seeks advice on how to create 2 million green jobs

    • Date: 12/11/20
    • Bloomberg

    Investors are keen to create ‘green jobs’ in technologies such as nuclear, hydrogen and carbon capture but they are too expensive to work without subsidy. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking advice from industry on how to create green jobs in the U.K. as unemployment rose at the quickest pace in a decade. The government […]

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  • GWPF welcomes delay to UK energy white paper

    • Date: 12/11/20
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Astronomical Net Zero costs no longer affordable  London, 12 November: The Global Warming Policy Forum has welcomed reports that the government is to delay its energy white paper.  Ministers are said to feel that costly projects envisaged before the Covid crisis may no longer be affordable. The government announcement coincides with the publication of a new […]

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  • Blackout alert from National Grid as Britain sails close to wind

    • Date: 09/11/20
    • The Times

    The timing could hardly have been worse. Barely a week after Boris Johnson had backed a huge expansion of offshore wind farms to power every home in Britain, National Grid was forced to issue a rare warning. “Unusually low wind output coinciding with a number of generator outages means the cushion of spare capacity we […]

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  • UK hopes climate change can warm frosty Biden ties

    • Date: 08/11/20
    • AFP

    From his “racist comments” to populist image, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is viewed with disdain by some in Joe Biden’s camp. But Britain hopes climate action could be a trump card to salvage its “special relationship” with the United States. “The United States is our closest and most important ally. And that’s been the case […]

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  • GWPF calls for urgent inquiry into rising blackout risk, threatening national security

    • Date: 06/11/20
    • Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

    Britain faces an energy emergency as lack of wind exposes tottering electricity system, rescued by coal London, 6 November: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is today calling on MPs to start an urgent inquiry into the economic and national security implications of the growing fragility of the UK electricity system. For two days running, (4th and 5th November), […]

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  • Solar panel installations plummet after UK Govt cuts subsidies

    • Date: 05/11/20
    • iNews

    Solar panel installations by homes and power companies have virtually ground to a halt after a series of subsidy cuts, latest Government figures show. The UK’s solar power capacity increased by just 1.5 per cent to 13,500 megawatts in the past year – representing about 5 per cent of the country’s total electricity generation capacity. […]

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  • Lack of wind: National Grid issues new energy shortage warning

    • Date: 05/11/20
    • Reuters

    LONDON (Reuters) – National Grid has issued an electricity margin notice (EMN) for 4.30-6.30 p.m. (1630-1830 GMT) on Thursday signalling a shortage in the network’s supply buffer and asking generators to make more power available. It is the second such request made in as many days by National Grid, which is responsible for ensuring supply […]

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  • Britain faces green energy disaster as lack of wind triggers new blackout warning

    • Date: 04/11/20
    • GWPF & The Times

    As the GWPF and other critics of the Government’s foolish wind obsession have warned, the risk of lights going out all over Britain is rising relentlessly. For the second time in weeks National Grid has warned that Britain’s big onshore and offshore wind farms will be failing to deliver, generating only about 2.5GW today because […]

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