• The Netherlands votes for status quo

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • Marcel Crok, Netherlands
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    The Netherlands voted to remain pro-EU and pro Green Deal. Two years ago the new political party Forum for Democracy (FvD) led by the conservative and flamboyant Thierry Baudet unexpectedly won the provincial elections in The Netherlands. Baudet is very sceptical about the dangers of climate change and is opposed to the Dutch and EU […]

  • Most companies not serious about Net Zero

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • The Times
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    Most businesses need to improve the credibility of their Net Zero targets and their plans for meeting them to avoid accusations of “greenwashing” More than a fifth of the world’s biggest public companies have made commitments to cut their emissions to “net zero”, according to a study. However, most businesses need to go further to […]

  • EU considers labelling gas as sustainable energy source

    • Date: 23/03/21
    • Financial Times
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    Brussels is considering classifying gas as a partially sustainable technology under its landmark green labelling system for investors who want to plough their money into sustainable finance.  In a draft legal text, seen by the Financial Times, the European Commission has paved the way for controversial technologies such as gas generated by fossil fuels to […]

  • GWPF welcomes recognition public has been misled over Net Zero costs

    • Date: 22/03/21
    • Global Warming Policy Forum
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    Astronomical cost burden risks becoming a ‘toxic issue’ for the government The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has welcomed a new parliamentary report that accuses the government of seriously underestimating the cost of decarbonising Britain’s homes. The cost warnings by MPs has serious repercussions for owners of energy inefficient homes who face the prospect of unsellable properties […]

  • Decarbonising homes to meet Net Zero targets will cost £20,000, MPs warn

    • Date: 22/03/21
    • The Times
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    We told you so … According to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) the costs for Net Zero in 2050 are ‘manageable’: “…we estimate an increased annual resource cost to the UK economy from reaching a net-zero [greenhouse gas] target that will rise to around 1–2% of GDP by 2050.” In 2019 the UK Parliament […]

  • Ivo Vegter: How climate alarmists fuel climate denial

    • Date: 21/03/21
    • Ivo Vegter, Daily Friend
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    By making apocalyptic predictions that don’t come true, and demanding a Marxist revolution to avoid them, climate change alarmists do not gain support. On the contrary. They create hard-boiled climate denialists, who will flatly reject any scientific arguments about climate, and any policies aimed at protecting the environment. ‘The end is nigh!’ is an age-old […]

  • The Carbon Commissars are watching you! Companies face compulsory green auditors

    • Date: 19/03/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    London, 19 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has warned that company directors face the prospect of compulsory carbon commissars who will monitor and audit their every investment and activity.  The move to force mandatory reporting of energy use and CO2 emissions on private companies is draconian and intrusive, the GWPF warned.  The Department of […]

  • BBC sends Roger Harrabin & Co. off to Wales

    • Date: 18/03/21
    • GWPF
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    Setting the scene for a mass exodus of eco-journalists, the BBC has announced that it is to move its Climate and Science news team to Cardiff. The GWPF team hopes our old friends will not let the distance between us turn them into strangers. We have grown very fond of them and are really going […]

  • Hollow claims to world-leadership: Britain’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy

    • Date: 18/03/21
    • Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor
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    The government’s Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy is a somewhat embarrassing document, full of the toe-curling claims to world leadership common to so many announcements across government, all supported with that sleight of hand that we have come to expect. Between now and the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in November the British public will be subjected by its […]

  • Minister’s irresponsible statement on Cumbrian mine could cost the public tens of millions in the Courts

    • Date: 17/03/21
    • Press Release, Global Warming Policy Forum
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    London, 17 March: The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) has criticised Kwasi Kwarteng, the Secretary of State for the Department of Business, for announcing that the government has essentially ruled out the Cumbrian coal mine. His action prejudices an independent inquiry the government has set up but which hasn’t even started to take evidence. Asked on the BBC’s […]

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