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Has China Faked Its Coal Data?

Has China Faked Its Coal Data?

By Paul Homewood   http://www.rfa.org/english/commentaries/energy_watch/china-efficiency-claim-under-cloud-03272017104635.html   From Radio Free Asia:   China has claimed big gains in energy efficiency for 2016 despite coal and steel production that covered cities in smog during the second half of the year. Official figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have offered a murky mix of partial data, […]

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Trump’s Executive Order On Energy: This Time, He Listened To The Lawyers

Trump’s Executive Order On Energy: This Time, He Listened To The Lawyers

By Paul Homewood   https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2017/03/28/trumps-executive-order-on-energy-this-time-he-listened-to-the-lawyers/#6d8ff8aa4f5f   From Forbes:   President Donald Trump’s executive order dismantling large chunks of Barrack Obama’s environmental legacy is a cleverly written document that avoids the pitfalls of Trump’s controversial orders on immigration. Unlike those orders, which have been suspended by federal courts, this one bears the clear stamp of experienced […]

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“Deadly heat stress could threaten hundreds of millions”

“Deadly heat stress could threaten hundreds of millions”

By Paul Homewood   h/t Patsy Lacey   Deadly heat stress is projected to affect hundreds of millions more people each year under relatively little additional climate warming. The Paris Agreement commits the international community to limit global warming to no more than 2℃ above pre-industrial (late 19th century) air temperatures, with an aspirational target […]

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Follow The EPA Money

Follow The EPA Money

By Paul Homewood   http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/21/nonprofits-angry-about-trumps-budget-cuts-hid-the-179-million-they-took-from-the-epa/   From the Daily Caller:   Six nonprofit groups that criticized President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts failed to mention the nearly $179 million in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants they’ve received since 2009, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group (The DCNF) analysis of federal spending data. […]

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New Power Capacity For Iran & Pakistan

New Power Capacity For Iran & Pakistan

By Paul Homewood     Two reports from PEI this week in juxtaposition:     Iran’s installed renewable power capacity is set to reach 700-850 MW within the country’s calendar year (which began on 21 March), the energy ministry announced this week. The increase would more than double Iran’s current installed renewable capacity, which deputy […]

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GWPF Calls On Government To Come Clean On Cost Of Renewable Energy

GWPF Calls On Government To Come Clean On Cost Of Renewable Energy

By Paul Homewood   http://www.thegwpf.com/is-the-uk-government-concealing-very-high-renewables-system-cost-estimates/   The GWPF have issued this press release:     The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) is calling on the Government to release the uncensored report on the total system costs of renewable energy which was published last Friday in a version that deleted all quantitive cost estimates. After an […]

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Droughts, Famines and Floods In The 1870s

Droughts, Famines and Floods In The 1870s

By Paul Homewood   Those who know much better than us would like to return the world’s climate to pre-industrial conditions. They seem to think the climate was perfect then. Perhaps they should study a bit of history, such as this snippet from HH Lamb’s Climate, History and the Modern World:     And it […]

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Don’t Breathe In CO2 Says Lancet

Don’t Breathe In CO2 Says Lancet

By Paul Homewood     http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30815-2/fulltext   I’m not quite sure what the supposedly objective, scientific Lancet is doing publishing a scurrilously partisan report on Trump’s EPA budget cuts, that could just as just as easily have been written by the Democratic party. This gives a flavour: The Trump administration’s proposed budget makes large cuts […]

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Businesses paid to cut energy at peak times

Businesses paid to cut energy at peak times

By Paul Homewood   h/t stewgreen   http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/business/businesses-paid-to-cut-energy-at-peak-times-m3z7wt9z5   Emily Gosden seems to be listening to a wider range of views since she joined The Times. This latest article poses some interesting questions:   Businesses that agree to cut energy use when national supplies are running low will receive subsidies six times higher than plants […]

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A Post-Brexit Framework For Electricity Markets From The IEA

A Post-Brexit Framework For Electricity Markets From The IEA

By Paul Homewood   h/t Joe Public:   The Institute of Economic Affairs has just published a damning indictment of UK energy policy:   https://iea.org.uk/publications/a-post-brexit-framework-for-electricity-markets/   The con merchants at the Committee on Climate Change, along with successive govt ministers, have consistently argued that electricity bills have been coming down as a result of low […]

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False claims on low-carbon energy are damaging UK

False claims on low-carbon energy are damaging UK

By Paul Homewood   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/03/23/false-claims-low-carbon-energy-damaging-uk/   From the Telegraph: The Committee on Climate Change was established by the 2008 Climate Change Act to act as the climate policy equivalent of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee. Ministers and Parliament are required by law to rely on its advice. Arguably this role gives the committee […]

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Ex-climate minister on board of THREE oil firms (and he’s also got an energy guzzling Scottish castle with 16 bathrooms)

Ex-climate minister on board of THREE oil firms (and he’s also got an energy guzzling Scottish castle with 16 bathrooms)

By Paul Homewood   h/t Dave Ward     http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-4339746/Ex-climate-minister-board-3-oil-firms.html   Snouts and troughs! From the Mail:     A former climate minister who has plugged green schemes and owns a Scottish castle has three jobs with oil companies. Ex-Tory MP Charles Hendry has joined the boards of Independent Oil and Gas and its major […]

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