• Sir Jim Ratcliffe: UK Needs To Show Its Steel In Manufacturing

    • Date: 18/06/19
    • Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Daily Express
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    It is a sad state of affairs when Britain announces the closure of yet another keystone manufacturing business. Steel is part of our everyday lives but, from now on, we will need to buy most of it in from abroad. It’s such a change from the mid-Sixties when the UK was the fourth biggest steel […]

  • Poor Timing For Al Gore’s Climate Panic Poppycock

    • Date: 18/06/19
    • Judith Sloan, The Australian
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    While Al Gore was in Queensland, he was offering up some more whoppers – days after Labor lost the ‘climate election’. In politics, timing is crucial. And thus it was with the unfortunately timed participation of former US vice-president Al Gore in the Queensland government-sponsored Climate Week earlier this month. According to the blurb, “Climate […]

  • UK’s ‘Biggest’ Onshore Gas Field Discovered Near Hull

    • Date: 17/06/19
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    A trio of energy companies has struck gold after discovering what could potentially be the country’s largest onshore gasfield near Hull. Reabold Resources, Union Jack Oil and Rathlin Energy said initial analysis of a well drilled in the ground in West Newton, just a few miles north east of Hull, indicated the site could house some 189bn […]

  • Hopes For Climate Progress Falter With Coal Still King Across Asia

    • Date: 17/06/19
    • The Observer
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    A depressing picture of global power generation has coal still firmly on top. And in a vicious cycle, the very heatwaves and winter freezes high carbon emissions cause seem to be increasing them The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is preparing to leave fossil fuels behind. Last week, Norway’s parliament confirmed by unanimous vote that its […]

  • Reality Bites Joe Biden’s “Clean Energy Revolution”

    • Date: 17/06/19
    • Paul Driessen
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    Tallying its huge impacts on our energy, industries, living standards and personal freedoms Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently announced his “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.” While it might be viewed as a Green New Deal Lite, the plan would inflict enormous economic, environmental and societal pain on most of the nation, for no […]

  • Back To The Dark Ages: German Greens Look To Ban All Industrial Farming

    • Date: 17/06/19
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    The Green party in Germany has said it intends to ban industrial farming as part of a wide-ranging and costly package to combat climate change should they come to power. Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, said her party would establish a fund worth at least €100 billion to finance climate projects […]

  • Rainforest Trees Cut Down For Windfarm Transmission Corridor

    • Date: 16/06/19
    • The Australian
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    Rainforest trees 200 years old have been cleared to make way for a wind farm transmission line in Tasmania’s Tarkine, prompting claims of green “hypocrisy”. Myrtle and sassafras trees were among those felled along a 10.5km corridor widened for transmission lines associated with the $280 million, 112 megawatt wind farm at Granville Harbour, in Tasmania’s […]

  • Dominic Lawson: Your Legacy Isn’t Worth A Trillion Quid, Mrs May

    • Date: 16/06/19
    • Dominic Lawson,The Sunday Times
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    The prime minister is going down in a blaze of vanity and arrogance An apology. In a previous column, I gave readers the impression that Theresa May, whatever her faults, was at least not guilty of vanity. How wrong I was: in her last weeks as prime minister she has been single-mindedly determined, as it […]

  • Government Restarts Subsidies to Wind and Solar, This Time By The Back Door

    • Date: 16/06/19
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    GWPF calls on Treasury to kill ill-considered “Smart Export Guarantee” London, 16 June: In a briefing note published today by the Global Warming Policy Forum we show that the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) shortly to be introduced by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is a disguised restart […]

  • UK Government Proposes Backdoor Subsidies to Onshore Wind and Solar

    • Date: 15/06/19
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor
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    The UK’s Renewable Obligation and Feed-in Tariff have now, thankfully, closed. Unfortunately, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced an attempt to restore subsidies in a covert form, via the mysteriously named “Smart Export Guarantee” (SEG). On the 9th of June BEIS released documents relating to upcoming secondary legislation, The Smart Export […]

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