Monday, 31 October 2011

MORE LIES DECEIT AND PROPAGANDA FROM ALARMISTS

This article in the Mail on Sunday reveals how a new report has been distorted by a press release from its main author in order to try to show that the world is continuing to warm. The reality is that for the past 12 years no warming has been evident from the record. This was made clear by the report's second author. This is yet another example of an alarmist hype in a desparate attempt to keep the alarmist bandwaggon on the tracks.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

UK GOVERNMENT GIVES AID TO RUSSIAN COAL

This article gives the details. It looks as though there are some double standards going on here.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

UK IN DANGER OF LOSING CHEAP GAS SUPPLY

AS a result of uncertainty in our energy policy the UK is aty risk of losing a reliable source of gas according to this story in the Express. Let's hope the shale gas is ready by then!

Friday, 28 October 2011

POSSIBLE SHALE GAS BONANZA IN YORKSHIRE

This article refers to the similarity between the rock formation under the Humber Basin in north Yorkshire with that to the North East of Blackpool, where a large reserve of shale gas has recently been discovered. Yet more possible good news for hard-pressed industry and people.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

UK SHALE GAS GETS THE GO AHEAD

This article gives the details of a parliamentary answer from the minister. This is good news for all hard-pressed energy users, though not welcomed by those who want us to rely on wind farms.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

ONE SMALL STEP

This may be the only time any council has, at a full council meeting debated the government's climate change policy and, if so, it was an interesting result. At its meeting on Monday 24 October, the New Forest District Council passed the following motion by the overwhelming majority of 47 votes to 5. I have issued a press release which is on the GWPF website.

I am sure that this result reflects the views of ordinary people all over the country who are acquainted with the facts. The vote was completely free of any whip, though interestingly the 5 who opposed the motion were all Liberal Democrats.

The motion had already been debated by the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Panel at its September meeting. See here for the report and a full copy of the motion.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

INDIA GOES FOR COAL

This article explains the scale of the lignite deposits that will contribute to its energy future. And still we think that the West's efforts can affect the level of CO2 in the atmosphere!

Monday, 24 October 2011

THE GREEN ENERGY CRASH

Here is a good article in Forbes Magazine looking at the cuts being made in green subsidies, now that times are getting harder. Without the subsidies, the change to expensive energy is not going to happen.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

MALDIVES ARE NOT DROWNING SAYS PROFESSOR

This report gives the details. Despite the views of the president and a vast amount of propaganda, the facts seem clear as Professor Morner explains.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

COAL POWER STATION "CARBON CAPTURE" SCHEME SCRAPPED

This BBC report gives details of how the scheme in Scotland has finally collapsed after 4 years of negotiating due to the huge cost, far exceeding the £1 billion of government funding available.

Friday, 21 October 2011

PEAK OIL BRIGADE ARE WRONG AGAIN

This article by Dieter Helm in the Guardian is well worth a read. He is saying that politicians have got it wrong by assuming that oil and gas prices are on an upward spiral, and therefore renewables will soon appear to be a cheap option. In fact the opposite could be the case and oil and gas prices may well fall, leaving the UK (and the West in general) stuck with unnecesary high energy costs.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

A COOL LOOK AT 2011 AND 2012

Here's an excellent article from GWPF looking at the recent global temperature data and the effect of the current la nina on 2011 and 2012. It makes depressing reading for the alarmists!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

IS GOVERNMENT ABOUT TO REDUCE WIND TURBINE SUBSIDIES?

This article on GWPF suggests that they are, and if so it will be a severe blow to the industry. The government are desparate to slow down the rise in the price of energy.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

DITCH CLIMATE TARGETS OR FORGET CHEAPER BILLS

That is the message from leading energy experts commenting on The Prime Minister's summit on the energy crisis in this article in the Daily Mail. As the number of comments saying this is increasing, how long before the public clamour to ditch the UK's unilateral high emission reduction targets reaches the government?

Sunday, 16 October 2011

IS UK SHALE GAS BONANZA ABOUT TO START?

This report by the BBC is interesting in that it shows just how widespread the areas for exploration seem to be. It looks like a really good opportunity for the UK.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

UN YOUTH BRAINWASHING ORGANISATION

~Have you ever wondered where all these seemingly spontaneous groups of youths appear at these climate conferences and G20 meetings? Here is a possible explanation.

Friday, 14 October 2011

RETURN OF MINI ICE AGE?

This article explains that scientists are now predicting the prospect of up to thirty years of cold winters. Being a sceptic I tend to take any weather forecast with a large pinch of salt, but even if it has any truth in it, it should spell the end for the idea that CO2 controls our climate. For a more in-depth look at this this article from the excellent GWPF is worth reading.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

CHINESE EMISSIONS PER PERSON TO PASS UK BY NEXT YEAR

This almost unbelievable headline refers to this article in the Telegraph. Clearly it removes any argument for treating China any differently to the West when it comes to CO2 emission reduction targets.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

UK INDUSTRY WRECKED BY CLIMATE POLICIES

This article by Richard North, author of EUReferendum looks at the range of policies that are damaging our industry and causing firms to flee abroad.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

UK COALITION SPLIT ON EMISSION TARGETS

Here is an article that explains the split between the Conservative Chancellor, George Osborne, who announced that the UK would go no faster on emission cuts than other EU countries, and Chris Huhne and hi Lib Dem colleagues who insist we stick to our targets.

Monday, 10 October 2011

SCHOOL WIND TURBINE GRINDS TO A COSTLY HALT

This story shows that rushing headlong into owning wind turbines does not necessarily lead to saving money, unless you are a wealthy landowner, that is!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

WWF WRITERS AT THE HEART OF THE IPCC

This article explains how, out of the top 40 writers at the IPCC, a high percentage have a close connection with the WWF. How can the IPCC claim to be independent?

Saturday, 8 October 2011

USA AWASH WITH OIL

This article gives a very rosy picture of the oil reserves in the North Dakota state of the USA, but there seems to be one stumbling block - the President's obsession with renewable energy.

Friday, 7 October 2011

EU SPLIT OVER SHALE GAS

Faced with the fact that there is a potentially game-changing new source of gas right on our door-step, the EU nations have revealed that, as usual, they are in disagreement over what to do, as this article explains. The good news is that the article states that the UK is lining up with the Poles in being in favour of shale gas production. A sudden and very welcome outburst of commonsense!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

GWPF CALL ON UK GOVERNMENT TO DROP EMISSION TARGETS

This article by the GWPF (Global Warming Policy Foundation) argues that the government should abandon its unilateral targets now it has become clear that the EU is not prepared to follow the Uk's example.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

UK REFINERIES UNDER THREAT AS CLIMATE CHARGES RISE

The chickens are coming home to roost as the UK climate change charges are ramping up - see this article for details.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

UK CHANCELLOR ROWS BACK ON EMISSIONS TARGETS

A flash of common sense from George Osborne was heard at the Conservative Party conference as he suggested that the UK should not reduce its emission of CO2 faster than other EU countries, despite the UK's Climate Change Act supposedly enshrining the targets in law. Read all about it here.

Monday, 3 October 2011

EPA HITS TROUBLE

The USA's Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has run into trouble from the Inspector General(IG) details here. The problem in a nutshell, appears to be that the EPA did not subject the report into the danger of CO2 to sufficient peer review. This si going to delay their ability to issue orders to control CO2 by as much as a year. After that, who knows? Yet more scenes are added to the farce.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

IPCC IN BED WITH CLIMATE ACTIVIST SCIENTISTS

The climate sceptics have often been told that sceptic scientists cannot be trusted because they have accepted money from "big oil" companies or similar. Just look at this report which shows the large number of scientists writing the IPCC reports, while at the same time working for major climate change lobby groups such as WWF and Friends of the Earth. How will we be able to take their reports seriously?

Saturday, 1 October 2011

SCOTLAND'S ENERGY POLICY IS BONKERS

See for yourself here. This is what you get when common sense is replaced by dogma.