• The Grenfell Disaster and The Problem Of Carbon Targets

    • Date: 14/06/18
    • James Heartfield, Spiked Online
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    A web of new rules and regulations fed into the Grenfell disaster. Though the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry has only just begun, a leaked interim report makes clear that one of the principle reasons for the fire was the use of flammable cladding added to the outside of the building by the contractors Rydon. The cladding was […]

  • Antarctica’s Ice May Be More Durable Than We Thought

    • Date: 14/06/18
    • Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics
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    A study found that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet has survived higher temperatures than we’ve created. One of the biggest potential dangers of increasing climate change is sea level rise caused by the melting of the polar ice caps. As our planet heats up, large ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica will melt, potentially triggering several […]

  • An Open Letter To The Geological Society

    • Date: 14/06/18
    • Howard Dewhirst FGS et al.
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    Back in 2010, 43 fellows of the Royal Society wrote to its then president, Paul Nurse, to complain about the unscientific tone of the society’s messages on climate change. A few days ago, a group of 33 current and former fellows of the Geological Society wrote an open letter to their president in similar vein. […]

  • Hail Shale: China and India Want to Buy More U.S. Oil to Counter OPEC

    • Date: 14/06/18
    • Bloomberg
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    Two of Asia’s largest crude buyers are considering teaming up to buy U.S. supplies and counter OPEC’s dominance in the world’s biggest oil market. India and China are discussing ways to boost imports of U.S. crude to Asia, a move aimed at reducing their dependence on cargoes from members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting […]

  • Coal Comeback Spurs New CO2 Emissions Growth, Says BP

    • Date: 13/06/18
    • Reuters
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    Global greenhouse gas emissions began rising again last year as the first pick-up in coal burning since 2013 overshadowed a record expansion in renewable energy, a BP report said. Energy demand accelerated in 2017 by 2.2 percent, but a 17 percent gain in clean power such as solar and wind did little to offset the […]

  • Stranded Assets Booming: Coal Prices Double As Demand Rises

    • Date: 13/06/18
    • Financial Times
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    Prices have more than doubled from 2016 lows, boosting profits of big producers Thermal coal, tagged the least-loved major commodity by analysts, is defying sceptics, with prices rising to the highest level since 2012 thanks to strong Asian demand. High-grade Australian thermal coal, the benchmark for the vast Asia market, was quoted at $112.60 a […]

  • Compendium Of Germany’s Energiewende

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Vernunftkraft
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    Germany’s Energiewende – where we really stand In March 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy published a brochure announcing that the Energiewende, its renewable energy revolution, was ‘a success story’. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Energiewende has the goal of making Germany independent of fossil fuels in the long term. […]

  • UK Wind Power Becalmed

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    Wind power output in the United Kingdom since the end of May has been at low and extremely low levels, confirming, yet again, the observation that wind power contributes little or nothing to security of supply, and so requires a duplication of resources implying a reduction in overall system productivity and so higher costs to […]

  • Vahrenholt: Global Coal Use To Increase By 43%

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • No Tricks Zone
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    Yesterday German energy expert and scientist Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt commented at his monthly column at Die kalte Sonne site here on solar activity, CO2 and coal power in Germany. Photo: Fritz Vahrenholt, source: Die kalte Sonne Sun factor grossly underestimated Lately the sun’s activity has been very quiet as the star at the center of our solar system transitions […]

  • New Study: The Sun And Volcanoes Caused The Pause

    • Date: 12/06/18
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    Last week a team of researchers from the UK Met Office, the University of East Anglia, the University of Gothenburg, the University of Southern Queensland and the Sorbonne published in the journal Science Advances an interesting paper showing that the recent much debated and researched 21st century “slowdown” in global surface temperatures was real and […]

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