• Scientists Throw Cold Water On Claims Linking Hurricane Florence To Global Warming

    • Date: 20/09/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller
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    Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday in North Carolina, bringing heavy rains and flooding. But before the storm touched down in the U.S., scientists and news outlets were already linking the storm to global warming. However, not all scientists agree that man-made warming is making hurricanes, including Florence, bigger, slower and wetter as is often claimed […]

  • It’s Official: Germany’s E-Car Policy Is A Failure

    • Date: 20/09/18
    • Daniel Delhaes, Handelsblatt
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    Widely expected, but now official: Germany will not have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2020. Angela Merkel’s e-car adviser proposes new investments to reach the target, cleverly moving the deadline to 2022. Only 709,429 to go. Source: DPA Germany has not only been late in making attractive electric cars, its citizens are […]

  • Cuadrilla To Start Fracking In England In Weeks

    • Date: 20/09/18
    • Reuters
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    LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Shale gas developer Cuadrilla will start fracking at its Preston New Road site in northwest England in the next few weeks, it said on Wednesday as it announced government approval for a second well. Hydraulically fracturing, or fracking, involves extracting gas from rocks by breaking them up with water and […]

  • Europe’s Business Lobby Prepares Pushback Against EU’s New Climate Goals

    • Date: 19/09/18
    • EurActiv
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    A leaked internal memo, obtained by EURACTIV, gives a rare glimpse into the communication strategy of Europe’s main business lobby group ahead of the COP24 conference later this year, showing how it plans to “oppose” any increase in the EU’s climate ambition for 2030. The memo from BusinessEurope, dated 13 September, shows how Europe’s biggest […]

  • What’s Surprising About Hurricane Florence? It Thrived In ‘Abnormally Cool’ Waters

    • Date: 19/09/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller
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    Even before Hurricane Florence barreled into the North Carolina coast, a misleading claim about the storm and global warming echoed across the internet. Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane on Friday, but the day before, The New York Times published a video claiming the storm had formed in “unusually warm waters” in […]

  • Old King Coal Is Back As Gas Costs Rise

    • Date: 19/09/18
    • The Times
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    High gas prices have triggered a resurgence in electricity generation from coal as it becomes the cheaper option. Britain could see its first increase in carbon emissions in six years if coal-fired power plants continue to undercut gas ones, according to Imperial College London. Coal plants were the biggest source of electricity as recently as […]

  • Higher Carbon Price Is Boosting Coal Demand In Europe

    • Date: 19/09/18
    • Bloomberg
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    If you thought the surging price of fossil-fuel emissions in Europe would hurt coal demand, think again. The highest prices for carbon credits in a decade have also lifted natural gas, discouraging power stations from making the switch away from coal. As a result, demand remains strong for the dirtiest fossil fuel in the continent […]

  • U.S. Shale Oil Production Beats Estimates Again

    • Date: 18/09/18
    • Irina Slav, OilPrice.com
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    Crude oil production in the U.S. shale patch will hit 7.59 million bpd next month, the Energy Information Administration said in its latest Drilling Productivity Report. This is 79,000 bpd more than this month’s estimated production. The biggest increase, once again, will come from the Permian, where producers will add 31,000 bpd to overall daily production […]

  • India Powers Past Poverty, with Coal

    • Date: 18/09/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    British and Indian ministers met last week at the “UK-India Energy for Growth Dialogue”. If fossil fuels were discussed at the event, and they must have been for they are of overwhelming significance to India, one would never guess it from the UK government’s official statement. Lack of candour in the face of such realities […]

  • Computer Climate Simulations Just Crashed

    • Date: 18/09/18
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    Ross McKitrick and John Christy have an important new paper out in Earth and Space Science. This is the latest fusillade in the long battle over whether the climate simulations that lie behind demands for decarbonisation and other political action actually amount to nothing but a hill of beans (as they say on the other […]

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