• Energy companies ‘misleading’ Boris Johnson on green hydrogen

    • Date: 22/01/21
    • The Times

    Boris Johnson is being misled by Britain’s multibillion-pound fossil fuel lobby into backing climate change policies that risk unnecessarily pushing up energy bills and undermining carbon targets, leading scientists warn today. Over the last year dozens of energy supply firms, including Shell and BP, have joined forces to push the government to commit to hydrogen as the […]

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  • Government ordered to release Net Zero cost calculations

    • Date: 21/01/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF)

    London, 21 January: The government faces a major embarrassment after the Information Commissioner ordered the Treasury to release an email containing its official estimate of the cost of decarbonising the economy. In June 2019, some weeks before Parliament adopted the 2050 Net Zero target as law, the then chancellor Philip Hammond wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May, warning that her plan to […]

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  • Vauxhall car plant and jobs at risk of Net Zero plans

    • Date: 20/01/21
    • The Guardian

    The new boss of Vauxhall has warned that its car production plant in the UK is at risk from the government’s Net Zero plan to ban the sale of petrol cars by 2030. Vauxhall plant at risk after ‘brutal’ 2030 ban, says Stellantis boss The future of Vauxhall’s UK car production will depend on government […]

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  • Kittiwake extinction risk and the death of Environmentalism

    • Date: 19/01/21
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor

    The Hornsea 3 offshore wind farm poses an existential threat to bird species at risk of global extinction. The long-standing struggle between corporate economic interest and environmental priorities, running back into the nineteenth century, is being resolved conclusively and in favour of the developers of industrial development. Climate change objectives have simultaneously drawn the teeth of […]

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  • 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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