• Electric Car Sales Stall After UK Govt Cuts Subsidies

    • Date: 13/05/19
    • The Times

    Drivers in European countries bought twice as many electric cars as their British counterparts last year as the government significantly reduced grants for green vehicles. Sales of cars powered solely by battery were more than twice as high in France and Germany, adding to concerns over “sluggish” demand in the UK and questions over how […]

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  • Blame Game Over Green Cars Subsidy Cuts

    • Date: 09/05/19
    • The Times

    The Department for Transport has hit back after it was blamed by the car industry for the slowdown in sales of greener vehicles. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said this week that a sharp slowdown in sales of electric cars, plug-ins and hybrids was due to the government’s decision to cut subsidies to buyers of […]

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  • Climate Extremism: SNP Accused Of Economic Vandalism

    • Date: 08/05/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Business leaders have accused the SNP government of cutting Scotland’s economy “off at the knees” after it dumped a flagship pledge to cut a flights tax. The Scottish Chambers of Commerce said the decision to abandon a long-promised cut to Air Passenger Duty (APD) would have a “have a significant and deleterious impact on the […]

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  • Anger As UK Govt Cuts Green Subsidies For Wealthy Greens

    • Date: 07/05/19
    • The Times

    The car industry has attacked the government for its “premature” removal of subsidies for plug-in hybrid vehicles that are capable of running on zero carbon and pollution emissions. Slowing plug-in sales have failed to fill the gap created by falling diesel sales as motorists fret over taxation, inner urban access and environmental issues surrounding diesel. […]

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  • Lord Deben’s Climate Report Helps Firms That Gave His Business £500,000

    • Date: 04/05/19
    • Dominic Kennedy, The Times

    The Conservative grandee Lord Deben’s family firm has received nearly £500,000 in fees from two businesses poised to benefit from key recommendations in his climate change report. The peer, 79, launched the blueprint this week for Britain to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 although he remains under investigation by a Lords watchdog over whether […]

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  • Majority Of Brits Reject Cutting Back To Fight Climate Change, Poll Finds

    • Date: 03/05/19
    • Sky News

    The majority of Britons are unwilling to significantly reduce the amount they drive, fly and eat meat in order to combat climate change, a Sky Data poll reveals. Just over half – 53% – say they would be unwilling even in principle to significantly reduce the amount they fly, while 28% say they would be […]

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  • GWPF Statement On The Proposed Net Zero 2050 Emissions Target

    • Date: 02/05/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    Summary The recommendation of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for a Net Zero emissions target by 2050 is grounded in nothing stronger than irresponsible optimism and arbitrary assumptions about cost and technological feasibility. In point of fact, the technologies seen as necessary, including carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), further expansion of renewable generation, widespread […]

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  • Climate Activists Lose Court Challenge Against New Runway At Heathrow

    • Date: 01/05/19
    • Daily Express

    The expansion of London’s Heathrow Airport inched closer on Wednesday when a High Court judge rejected legal challenges from environmental campaigners opposed to the building of a third runway. “The court held that none of the climate change grounds was arguable.”  Judge Gary Hickinbottom said he did not accept the arguments made by environmentalists and […]

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