• 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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