• China, India ignore UN deadline to update emissions targets in COP26 warning shot

    • Date: 01/08/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    In a warning shot across the bows of Joe Biden and Boris Johnson, China, India and 85 other nations have decided to ignore a UN deadline to submit its pledges for cutting CO2 emissions in time for the UN climate summit in Glasgow later this year. To underscore their opposition to Joe Biden’s and Boris […]

  • Green Deal: Fear of yellow vests rebellion spreads across Europe

    • Date: 31/07/21
    • Die Welt
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    The EU has agreed ambitious climate targets. But who is going to pay for it? Many governments now fear the anger of their citizens. They do not want additional cost burden to motorists, homeowners and businesses. Others should therefore pay. Governments all over Europe now face an uphill battle. The Turow open-cast lignite mine is one […]

  • Energy regulator criticised for cheap spin about continuing rise in energy prices

    • Date: 31/07/21
    • Andrew Montford & John Constable, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    Press reports indicate that the regulator, Ofgem, is on the verge of permitting energy suppliers to increase domestic consumer dual fuel bills by 13% from October. This increase is being blamed on rising wholesale gas prices. As anyone familiar with the energy markets will realise this is cheap spin intended to confuse the unwary and […]

  • Tory backbenchers prepare to set up parliamentary group to fight cost of Net Zero

    • Date: 31/07/21
    • ITN News
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    Later this summer, or early in the autumn, a group of MPs – expected to be comprised of at least a few dozen – is setting up a new backbench group – dedicated to scrutinising the cost of Net Zero. ITV News — It has become a constant of recent years in British politics that Conservative MPs […]

  • Don’t do it! Boris Johnson plans to waive vaccine rules for COP26 conference

    • Date: 31/07/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has criticised Boris Johnson’s plan to waive vaccine rules for tens of thousand of people from around the world to attend the UN climate summit (COP26) in Glasgow in November. According to a report in the Times, Boris Johnson has given his support to plans to allow thousands of […]

  • China encourages coal mines to expand production capacity

    • Date: 30/07/21
    • Reuters
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    BEIJING (Reuters) – China will encourage qualified coal mines to expand production capacity, the country’s state planner said on Friday, in an effort to boost coal supply and cool prices of the commodity. Coal miners, who apply for capacity expansion before March 31, 2022 must promise to shut down a certain amount of outdated production […]

  • Clues to the levelised cost of tidal stream

    • Date: 30/07/21
    • Andrew Montford, Global Warming policy Forum
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    Another white elephant Yesterday, I set out the levelised cost of floating offshore wind turbines. In this article, I will look at what we know about the levelised cost of tidal stream energy, and show that it is probably even higher. This was prompted by a report in yesterday’s Times, puffing up the 2-MW Orbital […]

  • Science magazine blows the whistle on climate model failure

    • Date: 30/07/21
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian
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    Leading climate scientists conceded that models used to estimate how much the world will warm with rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are running too hot. “It’s become clear over the last year or so that we can’t avoid this,” Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, told Science ­magazine. […]

  • Met Office’s State of the UK climate report misleads

    • Date: 29/07/21
    • Dr David Whitehouse, GWPF Science Editor
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    According to the UK Met Office and repeated by the BBC, The Financial Times and The Independent and others the UK is already undergoing disruptive climate change with increased rainfall, sunshine and temperatures. The year 2020 was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eight sunniest on record according to the latest UK State of the […]

  • The levelised cost of floating offshore wind

    • Date: 29/07/21
    • Andrew Montford, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    We present what may be the first estimate of the levelised cost of floating offshore wind. Last year, I wrote a blog post setting out the financial situation of Hywind, the UK’s first commercial floating offshore windfarm, and indeed the first in the world. It was an ugly tale, with a hugely lossmaking operation kept […]

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