• Reds and Greens: China’s useful idiots

    • Date: 16/12/20
    • Richard W. Rahn, The Washington Times
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    Environmental NGOs like Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council, being dupes or worse, sing the praises of the world’s largest polluter. Two decades ago, most economists — including me — believed that as a country became richer it would likely become more democratic and more protective of basic human rights and […]

  • Scott Morrison right to shun Boris Johnson’s Global Deep Green Club

    • Date: 15/12/20
    • Judith Sloan, The Australian
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    Last week, independent member for Warringah Zali Steggall was all in a tizz about Australia’s failure to be invited to present at a virtual climate jamboree sponsored by the UK, France and the UN held this past weekend. She didn’t bother to mention neither New Zealand nor Canada had been invited to present — although […]

  • Charles Moore: Cambridge is a template for defending free speech

    • Date: 15/12/20
    • Charles Moore, The Daily Telegraph
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    The vote in favour of true protection for free speech proves that the wokeists are not nearly as numerous as they claim When I wrote in this space two weeks ago supporting the defenders of free speech at Cambridge University, I thought they would lose. After all, the university’s vice-chancellor, Stephen Toope, had opposed their amendment. […]

  • EU countries agree to use natural gas and nuclear power for Green Deal

    • Date: 15/12/20
    • EurActiv
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    Member states have set aside their divergences on renewable vs ‘low-carbon’ hydrogen to focus on efforts to “rapidly upscale the market for hydrogen at EU level”. The EU’s 27 member states adopted Council conclusions on hydroge last Friday (11 December), bringing an end to weeks of tense discussions that saw proponents of renewable-only hydrogen clashing with those […]

  • Former environment senator Fritz Vahrenholt: “We are threatened by a dramatic loss of prosperity”

    • Date: 14/12/20
    • Hamburger Abendblatt
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    Fritz Vahrenholt was a mastermind of Germany’s ecological movement, Senator for the environment and wind manager. Today he questions Germany’s costly climate policy. Hamburg. Fritz Vahrenholt has shaped the environmental debate in Germany like hardly anyone else: His book “Seveso ist überall” (1976) denounced the conditions in the chemical industry, his atlas “Die Lage der […]

  • UN’s call for ‘climate emergency’ is an invitation to misery in developing countries

    • Date: 14/12/20
    • Vijay Jayaraj, India
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    The UN has called for world leaders to declare a climate emergency. For hundreds of million in the developing world this agenda is threatening continuing energy poverty. A declaration of climate emergency (as per UN’s emission reduction requirements) will dent the developmental goals and increase energy prices. Besides, it will also result in the tax […]

  • EU’s Green Deal based on natural gas as ‘transitional energy’

    • Date: 14/12/20
    • EurActiv
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    Natural gas wins recognition as ‘transitional technology’ to climate neutrality The lower carbon intensity of natural gas – which produces half the emissions of coal when burned in power plants – and the emergence of new technologies like hydrogen are setting gas apart from other fossil fuels in the clean energy transition. On Friday, the […]

  • Britain goes nuclear for Net Zero

    • Date: 14/12/20
    • GWPF
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    Thanks to radical climate activists, governments around the world are planning to build hundreds of new nuclear power plants. New nuclear reactors are also a vital part of Boris Johnson’s pledge to reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. The UK government is considering funding Sizewell C, a new nuclear reactor plant in Suffolk. Most of […]

  • Renewable energy disaster threatens to destroy thousands of jobs

    • Date: 12/12/20
    • GWPF & BBC
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    Nottingham City Council ‘at risk of bankruptcy’ as green debt piles up, putting thousands of jobs at risk. A few months ago, Nottingham City Council announced that it had lost tens of millions of pounds of public cash after its renewable energy company Robin Hood Energy (RHE) had collapsed with the loss of 230 ‘green’ […]

  • Car makers warn electric car plans are “far removed from reality”

    • Date: 12/12/20
    • Auto Express
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    European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association calculates if EU targets of 30 million EVs by 2030 are to be met, their numbers must rise by almost 5,000% Plans from the European Union to have 30 million electric cars on the road by 2030 are “far removed from today’s reality”, according to an association that represents the Continent’s car makers. […]

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