• Gas boiler ban: Govt admits installing heat pumps can cost up to £35,000 and could increase fuel bills

    • Date: 01/06/21
    • Building News
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    Heat pumps could cost homeowners up to £35,000 each, can emit noise which breaches legal limits and could increase fuel bills, the government has admitted. The green heating systems, which work by absorbing heat from the environment, are a core part of the government’s plans to make homes more energy efficient to help it achieve […]

  • How to beat the West? Putin is betting that Asia will rely on cheap Russian coal for decades to come

    • Date: 30/05/21
    • Bloomberg
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    Russia is spending more than $10 billion on a railroad that will help it ramp up coal exports to Asia. It’s even mobilizing prisoners to speed up construction. European governments are drawing up plans to phase out coal, U.S. coal-fired power plants are being shuttered as prices of clean energy plummet, and new Asian projects […]

  • Net Zero solar farm stampede threatens Britain’s food supply

    • Date: 30/05/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    London, 30 May — The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today is calling for immediate ministerial intervention to prevent solar developers taking advantage of a loophole in the planning guidance to build on thousands of acres of British farmland, threatening UK food supply. Due to lack of protection for farmland in the renewable energy planning guidance, […]

  • Solar farms: A toxic blot on the landscape

    • Date: 30/05/21
    • Mail on Sunday
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    They’re filled with noxious chemicals, many are made by Chinese prisoners… and they don’t even work efficiently in gloomy British weather. More than a fifth of farmland will eventually be lost to solar farms, threatening the UK’s food security  Across Britain, solar farms are on the march.  Some 1,000 acres of rural land a month […]

  • No sign of a climate emergency

    • Date: 29/05/21
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    A new review of weather and climate data based on observational data from 2020 finds little evidence to support the idea of a “climate emergency”. The annual report, by Professor Ole Humlum, reviews a wide range of temperature and weather data, as well as records on sea-level, storms and ice and snow cover. Temperature records for […]

  • Heat pump lobbyists resort to PR stunt about heat pump costs

    • Date: 28/05/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    In response to a wave of public anger about government plans to force households to ditch their gas boilers and switch to expensive and less effective heat pumps, promoters of heat pumps are now promising implausible cost reductions. Current costs of heat pumps are on average about £10,000 per household to install, with worryingly high […]

  • Why Joe Biden’s climate agenda is falling apart

    • Date: 28/05/21
    • Michael Shellenberger
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    The vast majority of human beings want high rather than low economic growth, and so politicians ultimately choose policies that make energy cheap, not expensive. Since taking office in January, President Joe Biden and Democrats have projected confidence that they will be able to pass climate infrastructure and budget legislation to expand renewables.  But in […]

  • The WMO’s statistical temperature gamble

    • Date: 27/05/21
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    We are going to be fed a regular diet of global temperature reports in the run-up to the COP26 climate talks later this year. They’re all going to be based on model projections of what’s likely to happen in coming years. The Paris Agreement’s 1.5 °C climate target is in focus, but whether it be exceeded […]

  • Government in chaos over planned gas boiler ban

    • Date: 27/05/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today urged Boris Johnson to pause the poorly designed green home heating policies before they collapse into a humiliating fiasco. In recent days the government’s intention to ban gas boilers and force households to switch to very expensive and less-effective Heat Pumps has produced a wave of well-founded public […]

  • Poland tells EU leaders that meeting climate rules makes the ‘poor, poorer.’

    • Date: 27/05/21
    • Politico
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    Poland tells leaders that meeting EU climate rules makes the ‘poor, poorer.’ The new era of EU climate politics looks a lot like the old one, with Poland standing almost alone at Tuesday’s European Council, insisting that current emissions rules are geared toward the rich. Other EU leaders were reluctant to tangle with the Poles […]

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