• GWPF calls on Sir David Attenborough to save Red-listed Kittiwakes from giant wind turbine project

    • Date: 19/01/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has written to Sir David Attenborough, asking him to intervene personally to reverse the government’s green light for the giant Hornsea 3 offshore wind turbines which pose an existential threat to Kittiwake bird populations facing global extinction. On the 31st of December last year Alok Sharma, then Secretary of State […]

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  • The GWPF 2021 Temperature Prediction Competition

    • Date: 15/01/21
    • GWPF 2021 Temperature Prediction Competition

    Place your bets! With the 2020 results now out, we move on to the 2021 competition, your chance to win a bottle of whisky and your choice of a book from the GWPF range. What’s not to like? It’s all change this year though, with the Met Office moving on from HadCRUT4 to HadCRUT5, their […]

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  • UK’s Net Zero agenda in trouble as Hitachi pulls plug on nuclear power plant

    • Date: 11/01/21
    • The Sunday Times

    A project to build a huge nuclear power station in north Wales is to be wound down by the end of March, threatening hopes of its resurrection via a sale. Japan’s Hitachi has told staff it will shut its Horizon subsidiary, which was to build a £20bn nuclear power plant at Wylfa on Anglesey, by […]

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  • John Kerry pressures Britain on COP26 climate summit

    • Date: 10/01/21
    • The Sunday Times

    Boris Johnson put a cabinet minister in charge of the Cop26 climate change summit last week following a warning from Joe Biden’s team that there was no “heavy hitter” running the show. In the first sign of the US president-elect flexing his muscles with the UK, Biden’s climate change pointman John Kerry complained before Christmas […]

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  • GWPF announces winners of ‘The greatest climate hypocrite of the year’ awards

    • Date: 08/01/21

    London-based climate policy NGO, the Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF), has awarded its prestigious ‘Emma’ prize for ‘The world’s greatest climate hypocrite of the year’ to Chinese president Xi Jinping. We at the GWPF were taken aback by the huge interest in this year’s search for the World’s Greatest Climate Hypocrite of the Year, with over a […]

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  • Go-ahead for new UK coal mine attracts ire of green campaigners

    • Date: 07/01/21
    • Edie news

    Despite pressure from green groups, the UK Government has said it will not intervene in a county council’s decision to approve a deep coal mine – the first facility of its kind to gain planning approval in 30 years. Cumbria County Council approved plans put forward by West Cumbria Mining (WCM) late last year, but […]

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  • U.K. power grid creaks at risk of blackouts

    • Date: 06/01/21
    • Bloomberg

    The U.K. power market is showing signs of strain. For the fourth time this winter National Grid Plc warned that the buffer needed to ensure security of supply and keep the lights on was too small. While the U.K. has made swift progress on switching from fossil fuels to renewables, this is the downside to cleaning up […]

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  • Ten million jobs at risk due to Boris Johnson’s Net Zero pledge

    • Date: 05/01/21
    • The Sun

    Ten million jobs are at risk due to a legal commitment to go carbon neutral by 2050, new research has found. Two in five workers in the UK’s poorest regions are reliant on high-emitting industries for jobs. And the report by the powerful Onward think-tank makes grim reading for the Prime Minister about the crucial Red Wall seats that […]

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