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New Study Finds Biomass Harms The Climate

New Study Finds Biomass Harms The Climate

By Paul Homewood   h/t Joe Public/Philip Bratby   http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/450m-lost-over-failed-green-power-programme-n7hf0h6ht   From The Times:   Britain is wasting hundreds of millions of pounds subsidising power stations to burn American wood pellets that do more harm to the climate than the coal they replaced, a study has found. Chopping down trees and transporting wood across the […]

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Prince Charles And The Age Of The (Royal) Train

Prince Charles And The Age Of The (Royal) Train

By Paul Homewood   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/18/royal-train-saved-scrapheap-queen-makes-known-still-favoured/   From the Telegraph:   Since the reign of Queen Victoria its well upholstered carriages and trusty locomotives have ferried members of the Royal Family the length and breadth of the country. However, the expense of running the Royal Train led to questions from MPs over its continuing use and […]

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Arctic Fake News

Arctic Fake News

By Paul Homewood     As we all know, the Arctic has been experiencing a heatwave this winter, with resultant massive ice melt. This is what the new ice free Arctic looks like now:

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The Carlisle Floods Of 1822

The Carlisle Floods Of 1822

By Paul Homewood   https://notalotofpeopleknowthat.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/cflagfloodreport_12monthson.pdf   I mentioned the report into Carlisle’s flooding last winter, which has been recently published. It concluded that the severity of the flooding had little to do with “climate change”, and everything to do with lack of river maintenance and poor management.   It also included this list of previous […]

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Polar Bear Numbers Still On The Rise, Despite Global Warming

Polar Bear Numbers Still On The Rise, Despite Global Warming

By Paul Homewood   http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/16/polar-bear-numbers-still-on-the-rise-despite-global-warming/   More from the “News you won’t see on the BBC” Dept. From the Daily Caller:   Polar bear populations are still growing despite global warming, according to new research. The new population estimates from the 2016 Scientific Working Group are somewhere between 22,633 to 32,257 bears, which is a […]

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Drax Biomass Subsidies Rise To £558 Million

Drax Biomass Subsidies Rise To £558 Million

By Paul Homewood     Drax have just published their provisional annual accounts for 2016. Underlying earnings have fallen from £46m to £21m. Once again, the figures show just how dependent the whole Drax operation is on biomass subsidies. Year on year, sales of ROCs have increased by £96m to £548m.   http://www.drax.com/investors/results-and-reports/#investor-relations-presentations   Just […]

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Flooding: What Is Normal?

Flooding: What Is Normal?

By Paul Homewood   I was sent this paper which was published last March. It makes a number of points about flooding in the UK, which I have been emphasising for some time.     Flooding: what is normal? Professor Paul Bates School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol   Over the last several years […]

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Problems For UK Nuclear Energy Plans As Troubles Mount For EDF & Toshiba

Problems For UK Nuclear Energy Plans As Troubles Mount For EDF & Toshiba

By Paul Homewood   h/t Patsy Lacey   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/02/14/edf-shrinks-dividends-weak-energy-markets-drag-earnings/   Problems piling up for EDF. From the Telegraph:   EDF, the French energy giant building the new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, plans to shrink its dividends for next year as it wrestles with the spiralling costs of maintaining its ageing nuclear fleet in France […]

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At least 188,000 urged to evacuate as concerns over California dam increase

At least 188,000 urged to evacuate as concerns over California dam increase

By Paul Homewood   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/13/at-least-188000-urged-to-evacuate-as-concerns-over-california-dam-increase.html   I reported on the problems with the emergency spillway at Oroville last week. Things have now taken a turn for the worse. From Fox:   At least 188,000 people were asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California after authorities warned an emergency spillway in the country’s tallest dam […]

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DAVID ROSE: How can we trust global warming scientists if they keep twisting the truth

DAVID ROSE: How can we trust global warming scientists if they keep twisting the truth

By Paul Homewood   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-4216180/How-trust-global-warming-scientists-asks-David-Rose.html? David Rose follows up his story from last week:   They were duped – and so were we. That was the conclusion of last week’s damning revelation that world leaders signed the Paris Agreement on climate change under the sway of unverified and questionable data. A landmark scientific paper –the […]

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Damning Questions About Oroville

Damning Questions About Oroville

By Paul Homewood   h/t Joe Public   https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/10/damaged-lake-orovilledam-spillway-being-sacrificed-with-high-releases-now-about-4-feet-to-top/   WUWT carries the story of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway in California. In short, the spillway has been damaged at the same time as the dam itself is close to overflowing, following recent heavy rain.   There will doubtless be many questions asked about the […]

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AEMO Refuse Blame For S Australia Blackouts

AEMO Refuse Blame For S Australia Blackouts

By Paul Homewood   h/t Joe Public   https://www.aemo.com.au/-/media/Files/Media_Centre/2017/2010210-AEMO-statement-on-Senate-Select-Committee-into-the-resilience-of-electricity-infrastructure.pdf   The Australian Energy Market Operator, AEMO, has issued this statement, following their appearance in front of the Senate Select Committee into the Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World. They evidently don’t accept that they were in any way at fault for the latest […]

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