• ‘Obscene’ windfarm subsidies revealed

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The Global Warming Policy Forum has condemned what it called the “obscenity” of windfarm subsidies and has called for a complete rethink of energy policy. GWPF research has shown that just six offshore windfarms are now sharing £1.6 billion pounds in subsidies between them every year. Three receive annual subsidies of over a quarter of a billion pounds […]

  • Revealed: The EU’s stunning green hypocrisy

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • Mish, The Street
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    Let’s check in on EU’s green energy policy and how countries meet green investment targets. Green Smokescreen The EU mandates that that 30% of all EU expenditures be allocated to green projects.  Eurointelligence discusses the Green Smokescreen and some amusing math as to how those targets are met. If you took this target seriously, you would […]

  • China pledged to cut emissions, then went on a coal spree

    • Date: 16/04/21
    • GreenBiz
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    Chinese officials realize that the country’s renewable energy resources are insufficient — and too intermittent — to ease dependence on coal in the near future. Zhang cited recent problems with energy grid failures in Texas as a prime example of what Chinese officials don’t want to see happen in their country. China’s National People’s Congress […]

  • Hornsea and the ocean of offshore windfarm subsidies

    • Date: 14/04/21
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    This week we got the first full-year operating results for one of Britain’s biggest windfarms. Beatrice has been built in the Moray Firth at a cost approaching £2 billion, and seems to be doing quite well, achieving a load factor of around 48%. However, the details of the accounts show what a financial basketcase it […]

  • COP Out? BoJo battles to save COP26 as other countries demand it be delayed

    • Date: 14/04/21
    • The Sun
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    Boris Johnson is now battling alone on the world stage to save the COP26 climate conference this year as other countries demand it be delayed. Ministers are reluctant to put the international summit on Zoom instead, meaning a delay for a second year running looks more and more likely. Government sources stressed they want an in-person and “inclusive” event […]

  • China’s Xi Jinping has not committed to Biden’s climate summit. What will John Kerry offer him to come on board?

    • Date: 14/04/21
    • New York Post
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    Amid escalating tensions between the United States and China, Chinese President Xi Jinping has not committed to joining a virtual climate change summit hosted by the United States later this month. Special presidential envoy for climate John Kerry told CNN’s Jim Sciutto that Xi hasn’t said he would participate in next week’s virtual summit but called on the country […]

  • China, India & Brazil reluctant to cave in to US pressure on new climate targets

    • Date: 14/04/21
    • The New York Times
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    The administration is closing in on deals with some close allies, but agreements with powers like China, Brazil and India are proving difficult. WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global leaders […]

  • The Climate Blame Game

    • Date: 13/04/21
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    A paper published today shows that attempts to blame extreme weather on human-caused global warming are “overconfident and probably wrong”. The paper, by statistician and philosopher of science Dr William M Briggs, reveals that mainstream attribution science is beset by flaws of reasoning, modelling and data. Dr Briggs points out that most attribution claims are […]

  • Australia likely to join the Net Zero charade

    • Date: 13/04/21
    • The Australian
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    ‘Some Liberal MPs say it is politically important the government looks as though it is taking climate change seriously.’ Scott Morrison’s department has created a senior position to co-­ordinate the government’s climate strategy and provide advice about emissions reductions, raising expectations within Coalition ranks that the Prime Minister will endorse a target of net-zero by […]

  • India hits out at US on linking climate issues to economic recovery

    • Date: 13/04/21
    • Press Trust of India
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    The US administration has been pushing for a strong climate agenda as part of the process of recovery from the pandemic. New Delhi: India has denounced attempts to link climate issues to economic recovery amid the coronavirus pandemic at the forthcoming G20 talks, saying it will impose a huge developmental cost on developing countries. The US […]

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