• Japan Kills Solar Power, Paves Way For Return To Nuclear Energy

    • Date: 30/07/14
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    On the second anniversary of a scheme aimed at boosting Japan’s renewable energy after the Fukushima crisis, its powerful industry ministry is taking steps critics say will choke off solar investment and pave the way for a return to nuclear power. Japan’s ambitious plans for solar in the past two years — if they were to […]

  • Energy And Climate Change Committee Report On IPCC AR5

    • Date: 29/07/14
    • Paul Matthews, The IPCC Report
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    The House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Committee has today published its report following their review into IPCC AR5 WG1. Given the disparity of opinion between Yeo and Lilley, it was hard to imagine how they could come up with a written report that both could put their names to. It turns out that they couldn’t. A […]

  • The Economist: Wind And Solar Energy Even More Expensive Than Thought

    • Date: 26/07/14
    • The Economist
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    Wind and solar power are even more expensive than is commonly thought. If all the costs and benefits are totted up solar power is by far the most expensive way of reducing carbon emissions. Subsidies for renewable energy are one of the most contested areas of public policy. Billions are spent nursing the infant solar- and […]

  • Biomass Power Plants Worse Than Coal-Fired Power Plants

    • Date: 25/07/14
    • Ben Webster, The Times
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    Biomass power plants could be worse for the environment than coal-fired stations, analysis has suggested. Burning wood from North America in British power stations can result in higher greenhouse emissions than burning coal, a report by David MacKay, the government’s chief scientific adviser on energy, said. If the wood was left over from trees felled […]

  • Global Survey: Climate Scientists ‘Don’t Know What They’re Talking About’

    • Date: 23/07/14
    • Lewis Page, The Register
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    People all around the world, responding to a new global survey by Ipsos MORI, have generally agreed with the ideas that scientists don’t really know what they’re talking about when it comes to the climate and that governments are using environmental issues as an excuse to raise taxes. These not-so-green views were transmitted as part of […]

  • Aussie Carbon Tax Repeal Discourages Cap-And-Traders Across The Planet

    • Date: 22/07/14
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller
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    Australia’s repeal of its carbon tax last week has gotten other countries thinking about ditching their own carbon dioxide emissions reduction schemes. On the heels of the Aussie carbon tax defeat, South Korea’s finance minister, Choi Kyung-hwan, called his country’s planned cap-and-trade system “flawed in many ways,” and hinted that he would pressure the government to delay […]

  • Russia To Build Gas Pipeline For India

    • Date: 22/07/14
    • UPI
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    A Russian gas pipeline along its southern border to India may be among the largest projects of its kind in history, the Russian envoy to New Delhi said. India is working on enhancing energy security and addressing its growing needs for natural gas. The country’s government has expressed interest in separate gas pipelines from Turkmenistan […]

  • Australia’s Carbon Tax Message

    • Date: 18/07/14
    • Editorial, The Wall Street Journal
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    Tony Abbott shows that climate alarmists have a problem: democracy Tony Abbott scored a big win Thursday when the Senate repealed Australia’s carbon tax, fulfilling the Prime Minister’s most prominent promise from last year’s election. The global intelligentsia is now making Mr. Abbott public climate enemy number one, but he deserves applause for honoring his […]

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