• UK drops Carbon Tax, sets up Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

    • Date: 24/03/21
    • Bloomberg & UK Treasury

    The U.K. government confirmed it won’t go ahead with a tax on carbon emissions because of its decision to use an emissions trading system, according to a publication from the Treasury. Carbon Emissions Tax (CET) – The government is publishing the summary of responses to its consultation on the CET6 which closed in September 2020. The government […]

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  • UK news media campaign against oil and gas exploration

    • Date: 24/03/21
    • GWPF

    After the BBC and campaigners forced the government to cave in on the Cumbrian coal mine, the BBC, a network of eco-activists in the news media and green NGOs are now campaigning for the end of oil and gas exploration in Britain. It is almost certain that this new campaign by the UK’s mainstream news media will […]

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  • Staying at home more will help with climate fight, West Midlands Authority says

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • Transport Xtra

    The West Midlands Combined Authority wants people to stay at home more even after Covid-19, in order to help fight climate change. The WMCA’s first five-year decarbonisation plan, prepared by consultant WSP, sets targets for reductions in commuting, shopping and personal trips. The plan aims to set the conurbation on the pathway to achieving net […]

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  • EU considers labelling gas as sustainable energy source

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • Financial Times

    Brussels is considering classifying gas as a partially sustainable technology under its landmark green labelling system for investors who want to plough their money into sustainable finance.  In a draft legal text, seen by the Financial Times, the European Commission has paved the way for controversial technologies such as gas generated by fossil fuels to […]

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  • 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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