• Socialised losses, private profits

    • Date: 22/12/20
    • Bruno Prior
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    Policy Exchange’s proposals for a floor price are fundamentally flawed This is the second part of Bruno Prior’s commentary on the recent paper on energy reforms from Policy Exchange (PX). The first part can be seen here. Contracts for Differences guarantee a generator a “strike price”. If the market price is below the strike price, […]

  • Rupert Darwall: China’s green NGO climate propaganda enablers

    • Date: 22/12/20
    • Rupert Darwall, Real Clear Energy
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    Climate change is a national security threat – but not in the way the national security elite assumes. Shortly before the Soviet Union collapsed, Greenpeace opened an office in Moscow. It enjoyed the patronage of a leading member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and enjoyed Kremlin funding, laundered through a state-owned record company. The […]

  • Electricity costs too high to make heat pumps worthwhile, MPs warn

    • Date: 22/12/20
    • The Daily Telegraph
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    Electricity is too expensive to make heat pumps worthwhile, MPs have warned, as they urged the government to rethink environmental costs passed onto customers. The high cost of electricity compared to gas risk putting people off ditching their gas boiler for the cleaner alternative, which runs on electricity, the Environmental Audit Committee said. In a […]

  • Judy Terry: The demands to make car travel more expensive ignore the political and economic realities

    • Date: 21/12/20
    • Judy Terry, Conservative Home
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    Judy Terry is a marketing professional and a former local councillor in Suffolk. Lifelong Conservatives are not alone in losing patience with Downing Street’s arrogant dictatorship, and its headline-grabbing policies, often based on questionable data, but designed to appease a minority of campaigners who don’t suffer the financial constraints of the rest of us. Instead […]

  • Reef Heresy? And the importance of asking questions

    • Date: 21/12/20
    • Jennifer Marohasy
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    Despite a plethora of history and data suggesting that ideas should always be tested, we live during a time when it is so unfashionable to ask the hard questions.  I am so privileged to have written the introduction to Peter Ridd’s new book, ‘Reef Heresy?’. In it I explain that it is of great concern to […]

  • The long road to EV competitiveness

    • Date: 21/12/20
    • Andrew Montford, GWPF
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    Battery prices have fallen, but EVs are nowhere near price parity A few days ago Bloomberg New Energy Finance published a graph suggesting that the long trend of falls in the price of batteries for electric vehicles has now bottomed out. However, BNEF says that battery pack prices are going to fall further from today’s […]

  • Nominations open for ‘The World’s Greatest Climate Hypocrite’ competition

    • Date: 21/12/20
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    Last year, we invited GWPF readers to submit nominations for a competition to find the World’s Greatest Climate Hypocrites of 2019. We decided to recognise a true genius in the field, christening the prizes “the Emmas”, to mark Ms Thompson’s ludicrous devotion to the dark art of shamelessness. Interest was high, and a close-fought contest […]

  • 600,000 Britons have fallen into fuel poverty during Covid pandemic

    • Date: 20/12/20
    • The Big Issue
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    The Covid-19 crisis has pushed more than half a million people into debt on their fuel bills, new research shows, and more than two million are behind on payments. The Citizens Advice findings “confirm the worst fears” about the impact of stay at home advice during winter, fuel poverty campaigners said, calling for fuel debt relief from the […]

  • James Woudhuysen: Net Zero will take over our lives

    • Date: 19/12/20
    • James Woudhuysen. Spiked
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    The new energy White Paper will force us to obsess over the minutiae of everyday energy consumption. Surely everyone remembers Boris Johnson’s ‘Green Industrial Revolution’, hyped in mid-November with his 10 Point Plan? Or maybe not. So familiar was his shopping list of eco-initiatives that it wouldn’t be a surprise if many eyes glazed over. But […]

  • Eastern Alps may have been ice-free 5000 years ago

    • Date: 19/12/20
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    New research suggests that some Alpine glaciers were ice-free during the mid-Holocene warm period, when Earth’s climate was warmer than it is now. Glaciers in the Ötztal Alps in Austria are currently melting and may be lost within two decades, but this might not be the first time humans have seen this kind of change. […]

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