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Shell’s Uriah Heep

Shell’s Uriah Heep

By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/05/23/defeats-activist-uprising-faces-rising-climate-concerns/   From the headline, you might have thought that Shell had grown some balls. Unfortunately, as Jillian Ambrose reports, it is mostly the same old: Royal Dutch Shell has convincingly defeated a climate activist uprising after facing down one of its most bitter stand-offs with shareholders over its […]

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Matt Ridley: Peer Review Of Science Is A Deeply Tainted System

Matt Ridley: Peer Review Of Science Is A Deeply Tainted System

By Paul Homewood From GWPF: True, it was a low-grade, pay-to-publish journal of the kind that has proliferated recently as a money-making venture, but the authors were recommended to try that journal by a serious journal, and the peer review was genuine. As the authors have written of their own work: “We don’t understand it […]

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Burbo Bank–One Of Ed Davey’s Follies

Burbo Bank–One Of Ed Davey’s Follies

By Paul Homewood   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/05/21/britains-wind-turbines-catch-breeze-rising-industry/   In Jillian Ambrose’s naive little piece yesterday about offshore wind, she stated:       As I pointed out about another similar claim that she made, these contract prices, guaranteed under the CfD mechanism, are at 2012 prices. This is because the system was originally set up during 2013. […]

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Arctic Fake News Update

Arctic Fake News Update

By Paul Homewood     Climate fraudsters would not be able to get away with their scam without the active support of the media. Almost everyday there is some apocalyptic piece about the melting Arctic. If journalists bothered to check the facts, their headlines would be somewhat different.  

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EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions

EU nations set to wipe out forests and not account for emissions

By Paul Homewood     From the New Scientist:   By Fred Pearce It looks like greenwash.  European nations publicly keen to boost their climate credentials by switching to “green” biomass are accused of working behind the scenes to expunge their carbon emissions from burning wood in power stations from national emissions statistics. “If we […]

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NASA’s Josh Willis Destroys Whatever Credibility He Had Left

NASA’s Josh Willis Destroys Whatever Credibility He Had Left

By Paul Homewood     Dave Burton has written a very good retort to a rather ridiculous new video by NASA’s Josh Willis:   Notice that “catastrophic” is apparently not scary enough, these days. Global warming is now “the Apocalypse.” The video starts out with two guys crawling along the parched ground under the blazing […]

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Another Telegraph Advert For Offshore Wind

Another Telegraph Advert For Offshore Wind

By Paul Homewood     Jillian Ambrose writes up another glowing advertising piece for the offshore wind industry:   The sound made by 100 tonnes of steel and carbon fibre rotating 400 feet overhead is surprisingly understated. Each whoosh of the 260 foot blades spans an area the size of the London Eye and generates […]

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Guardian’s Seed Nonsense

Guardian’s Seed Nonsense

By Paul Homewood   Latest doommongering from the Guardian:   It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced […]

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Latest Telegraph Puff For Electric Cars

Latest Telegraph Puff For Electric Cars

By Paul Homewood   h/t Patsy Lacey   The Telegraph seem to be running puff pieces for electric cars nearly everyday now:   The cost of owning an electric car will fall to the same level as petrol-powered vehicles next year, according to bold new analysis from UBS which will send shockwaves through the automobile […]

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Are Driverless Cars The Future Of Motoring?

Are Driverless Cars The Future Of Motoring?

By Paul Homewood       I have been working around to doing a post on driverless cars for a while now. It is certainly something that the UK Government is pushing hard for, for whatever reason. On Sunday, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard ran this piece:   No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will […]

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The Emissions Intensity Con

The Emissions Intensity Con

By Paul Homewood   http://joannenova.com.au/2017/05/india-meets-climate-goals-early-by-doubling-coal-and-keeping-it-as-main-energy-source-for-next-30-years/   Jo Nova contrasted some apparently contradictory headlines the other day:   In the last day in the media, India is going to use coal as its backbone energy for the next thirty years, is buying coal mines all around the world, and will double production by 2020 to a […]

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Labour’s Promise 60% Low Carbon Energy By 2030

Labour’s Promise 60% Low Carbon Energy By 2030

By Paul Homewood   h/t Robin Guenier   http://www.labour.org.uk/page/-/Images/manifesto-2017/Labour%20Manifesto%202017.pdf   Robin has pointed out one of the key messages from Labour’s new manifesto which seems to have escaped the attentions of the media. It comes under the section “Upgrading our economy: Labour’s Industrial Strategy”:       Bear in mind that this is “energy”, and […]

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Ed Miliband’s Neutering Of OFGEM

Ed Miliband’s Neutering Of OFGEM

By Paul Homewood     John Constable explains how Ed Miliband neutered OFGEM’s powers to stand up for consumers’ best interests:   There is likely to be increasing pressure to reform the gas and electricity regulator, Ofgem, which is widely held to have failed in the protection of consumers. This accusation is to a large […]

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