• Truly Green? How Germany’s ‘Energy Transition’ Is Destroying Nature

    • Date: 03/11/17
    • Michael Miersch, German Wildlife Foundation

    Germany’s green energy transition is destroying vast swathes of nature, agricultural lands and forests. In the name of climate policy, rare birds and endangered species are being killed while much of the countryside is transformed into industrial parks. Michael Miersch from the Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung recently gave a talk in the House of Lords about renewable energy’s devastating impact on […]

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  • New Report: World Bank “Abandons The Poor”

    • Date: 13/10/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    A new report: The Anti-Development Bank: The World Bank’s Regressive Energy Policies by the London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) finds that the World Bank has abdicated its primary mission of tackling poverty in the developing world. The report, written by author and former Treasury adviser Rupert Darwall, with a foreword by the distinguished economist […]

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  • Forget The Spin: Offshore Wind Costs Are Not Falling

    • Date: 25/09/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    Spin put on the government’s recently announced strike prices to three large offshore wind farms has misled many into thinking that the costs of offshore wind are falling. However, no actual capital cost figures have been provided for the three windfarms (Hornsea, Moray East, or Triton Knoll), and the strike prices are a poor guide […]

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  • Briefing: State of UK Shale Developments

    • Date: 24/07/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    The GWPF has published a new briefing note on the state of the United Kingdom’s shale gas and oil developments. It reveals that while the industry is engaged in exploration activities, there have been some promising new developments which suggest that the sector is entering a critical phase. Chief among these are new planning permissions […]

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  • Germany’s Energiewende: A Disaster In The Making

    • Date: 25/01/17
    • Professor Fritz Vahrenholt

    In 2012, I had the pleasure of delivering the GWPF annual lecture at the Royal Society. I described the Energiewende of the German government – its plan to transition to a low-carbon energy supply – in the aftermath of the tsunami catastrophe at Fukushima. At that time, Germany’s conservative/liberal government had decided to dismantle 19 […]

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  • Energy-Intensive Industries: Climate Policy Casualties

    • Date: 22/08/16
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    In this new paper, the GWPF’s energy editor John Constable shows that governments have underestimated and misled the public about the impact of climate policies on energy-intensive businesses. Full paper (pdf)

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  • New Paper Reveals Hidden Cost Of UK Climate Policy

    • Date: 19/08/16
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    A new paper published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)  confirms suspicions that previous governments have misled the public about the impact of climate policies on businesses such as Tata Steel. There are three main faults in government analysis: 1. Instead of showing the impact of climate policies on profitability (Gross Operating Surplus), […]

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  • IEA Report: Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report 2014

    • Date: 29/08/14
    • International Energy Agency

    In 2013, renewable power capacity expanded at its fastest pace to date. Renewable power generation continued to grow strongly, reaching almost 22% of the global mix, compared with 21% in 2012 and 18% in 2007. Globally, renewable electricity generation is now on par with that of natural gas, which remained relatively stable in 2013. Investment […]

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