EVENTS & PROTESTS AGAINST CLIMATE & ENERGY POLICY IN THE UK
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Get the lastest news on events happening on climate and energy policy in the UK here. If you are planning an event - be it a windfarm protest or debate on climate science or energy policy just send us an email so we can post it here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS LEFT ABOUT ENVIRONMENTALISM?
SPIKED EDITOR Brendan O'Neill asks: Is there anything left wing about environmentalism? In recent times it is assumed that a leftie must also be a greenie but is this a betrayal of the ideas and principles that were once associated with being left wing?
PETER LILLEY MP: What Is Wrong With Stern?
The Failings of the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change. A senior British Conservative Peter Lilley MP has called for the commissioning of a fresh independent study into the economics of climate change and sharply criticised economist Nicholas Stern’s six-year-old report – which warned that the costs of doing nothing to prevent global warming significantly outweighed the costs of acting. Send a copy of this report to your MP and ask: Why are the costs of climate legislation more than the benefits?
WRITE TO YOUR MP - Ask how will our economy continue to function?
Christopher Booker asks: The green mystery we must ask our MPs to explain.
David Cameron, reiterating his claim to lead “the greenest government ever”, has again highlighted one of the great political mysteries of our time – one I would be grateful for my readers’ help in unravelling. Four years ago, our MPs voted almost unanimously for by far the most expensive law ever enacted by Parliament. According to the Department for Energy and Climate Change (Decc), the Climate Change Act will cost us all up to £18 billion every year until 2050. It commits Britain, uniquely in the world, to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to only a fifth of what they were in 1990.
CAMPAIGN: SUPPORT THE NOW CHARTER WWW.NOWIND.ORG.UK
The general public have had enough of the"green crony capitalism” of the current government and launched a National Opposition to Windfarms Charter. The Campaign to Repeal the Climate Change Act fully supports the NOW Charter and hopes that you will too. The aim of the NOW Charter is to establish a national body to oppose windfarms by tackling policy. The alliance will also be a source of collective knowledge and strategic help. Please sign up to this campaign, write to or visit your MP with the NOW Charter and pass this message on to friends, associations and other organisation you are involved with. Thank you for your continued support.
THE GREEN DEAL WON'T WORK
Jill Kirby: The Green Deal Could Leave Ministers With A Giant Mis-Selling Scandal On Their Hands
The Dangerous Green Agenda & How You Can Fight Back
Filmmaker/producer Ann McElhinney discusses the human devastation that radical environmentalism causes. The presentation was recorded at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute's 2011 Western Women's Summit held in the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara CA.
EVENT BOOK NOW! : A Greener Shade of Blue? Communicating Climate Change on the Right
The Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP, who was one of the 5 MPs to vote against the Climate Change Bill, will be debating at this important event hosted by the Policy Exchange, Westminster. A chance to get off the blogs and come along and express your climate realist views in person. Book your place now and give support to Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP.
Today’s News Media: Cheerleaders for the Establishment
Donna Laframboise's blog 'No Frakking Consensus' takes a critical look at the world of the WWF, banks, leading corporations and the press. Donna's conclusion is "...newspapers aren’t what they used to be. Rather than providing checks and balances, the media is now a cheerleader for the affluent and the well-connected."
Green Extremes: Germany's Failing Environmental Projects
The energy-saving light bulb ends up as hazardous waste, too much insulation promotes mold and household drains are emitting a putrid odor because everyone is saving water. Many of Germany's efforts to protect the environment are a chronic failure, but that's unlikely to change.
REPEAL THE ACT BRIEFING - Scrap the Carbon Floor Price in the budget
BREAKING NEWS FROM POLAND
A coordinator of the Polish effort aimed at organizing a European Citizens Initiative (ECI) regarding the suspension/repeal of the European Energy and Climate Package has been appointed. And increasing demands from the business leaders to scrap the Carbon Floor Price in next weeks budget.
Peter Lilley MP Warns Of Green Sub-Prime Bank
[The Green Investment Bank] will be a sub-prime bank, because the Government have said that it will not accept prime investment opportunities, which will be left to the market. The bank will be able to lend only to those opportunities that are not attractive to industry — despite huge subsidies, quotas, publicity and fashion. In short, it will be able to lend only to the sub-prime opportunities. --Peter Lilley MP,
Apology From Prof. Lindzen for Howard Hayden's NASA-GISS Data Interpretation Error
Professor Richard Lindzen and repealtheact.org.uk would like to make it known that there was an error in the interpretation of NASA-GISS data by Howard Hayden (see Lindzen's seminar slide 12 error). The Howard Hayden graph was used in MIT Prof Richard S. Lindzen's seminar on Reconsidering the Climate Change Act Global Warming: How to approach the science (Climate models and the evidence ?) at the UK House of Commons in Committee Room 14 held on the 22nd of February 2012.
The £120 Billion Blunder: Wind Energy 'Ten Times Dearer Than Gas Power Stations'
Wednesday, 07 March 2012 Sean Poulter reports in the Daily Mail on useless ugly wind farms, which will needlessly cost the consumer hundreds of billions of pounds more than gas powered stations. There is also a new report out from the GWPF which asks: Why Are Wind Farms So Expensive?
"The rush to green energy by spending billions covering much of the countryside with wind turbines would be an expensive blunder, a damning study has found. Professor Gordon Hughes of Edinburgh University said the massive programme will cost consumers £120billion by 2020 through higher bills."
Climate Change Issues: The Special Contribution of Vaclav Klaus
In relation to climate change issues, there is an official policy consensus. That consensus has been firmly in place for over twenty years, and virtually all governments subscribe to it. By way of recent example, paragraph 66 of last year’s G20 Summit Document begins as follows:
Is Catastrophic Global Warming, Like The Millenium Bug, A Mistake?
Here is a report from The Independent on Repeal the Act's seminar by guest speaker MIT Professor Richard Lindzen yesterday in the House of Commons Committee Room 14 to a packed audience. A video of this event will be available soon. Full seminar slides are below.
"If Lindzen is right, we will never be able to calculate the trillions that have been spent on the advice of “scientists in the service of politics”.
Is there a valid economic case for ‘going green’ in an ‘age of austerity’?
The Centre for Policy Studies invites us to join the economic debate for 'going green'. None of the pledges made by the Coalition upon coming to power in May 2010 were more striking than the following two:
To tackle the nation's finances and bring the budget under control
To be the "greenest government ever".
Climate-Change Alarmism: Fuelled By Fantasy
Ben Pile: A study published in Nature last week has found that the effects of climate change on Himalayan glaciers have been overstated. But rather than facing up to their alarmism, those who have been guilty of exaggeration remain as unreflective as ever. Perhaps they are intent on continuing to make political and moral capital out of the possibility of climate catastrophe.
Post-Huhne Climate Politics?
Ben Pile: So Chris Huhne has resigned, pending something or other about perverting the course of justice. Sceptics and other critics of UK/EU energy policy are understandably happy.
Full letter from MPs to David Cameron on wind power subsidies
More than 100 MPs have written to the Prime Minister demanding cuts to the £500 million a year subsidies paid to the wind power industry. "In these financially straightened times, we think it is unwise to make consumers pay, through taxpayer subsidy, for inefficient and intermittent energy production that typifies on-shore wind turbines."
URGENT CAMPAIGN: NO ROCs = NO WIND FARMS
URGENT: SEND AN EMAIL TO DECC AND HELP US STOP WIND FARMS email@example.com
We know that the developers won’t build windfarms if they don’t have ROCs subsidy. DECC reports the results of the consultation on their website; if 10,000 of us say zero ROCs they have to listen!
Lying With Numbers: Green Energy Edition
To say that the green energy revolution will cost about the same as fossil fuels is, well I call it a flat out lie.
And aren’t we lucky that we are forced, at gunpoint, to pay the salaries of those who lie to us so grievously?
MICHAEL BUERK ON THE CLIMATE SUMMIT
So why no debate on the assumptions behind the more apocalyptic forecasts?
Example: the UN forecast 50 million climate refugees by 2010 – where are they?
GREEN BRITAIN: A Miserable 'Heat or Eat' Christmas
The rising cost of gas and electricity is forcing many families to cut back their spending on Christmas festivities, a new poll has revealed. Households are set to trim the amount of money spent on presents, food and alcohol in order to make sure they can afford to heat the home, according to Energyhelpline.com.
CLIMATEGATE II:250,000 MORE LEAKED EMAILS
Breaking news: two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto the internet by a person – or persons – unknown.
Ben Pile Reports: The moral argument for more energy — for ‘extreme energy’ needs to be reclaimed. Cheaper, and increasingly abundant energy is a good thing because it increases the possibilities of human lives. Being restricted to Nature’s Providence is a bad thing, because it limits the possible freedoms humans can enjoy.
Will The EU Become An International No-Fly Zone?
Fay reports: The days of air travel may soon come to an end. The UK has the highest flight tax in the world. In fact the UK’s charges are already 8.5 times more than the average in the rest of Europe.
The Government is increasing green CO2 taxes in time to hit your summer holiday next year. The Chancellor's Budget says that Air Passenger Duty (APD) taxes will be increased next year by double inflation. Tell Mr Osborne to keep his 'Hands off our holiday' and give us a break.
In addition to these green taxes, the costly, draconian Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), and its new regulation threatens the entire structure of international air travel by unilaterally violating agreements that have been negotiated over decades.
If you value your holidays and affordable air travel it is time to act. Write to your MP and sign our e-petition to repeal the Climate Change Act to stop these CO2 taxes and attacks on our liberty to travel by air.
George Osborne's Solar Victory: Next Target - Wacky Windmills
Fay reports: Some welcome news at last as Osborne pulls the plug on the green rip-off subsidy for solar energy system set up by Ed Miliband when he was energy secretary, which encouraged a green investment bubble in solar.
This foolish and socially divisive scheme benefited the rich at the expense of the poor and has helped drive 5.5 million households into fuel poverty. Let’s hope the wacky windmills will be axed soon so we can all have a return to affordable electricity bills. Read more of this good news for the consumer here...
Scientist Who Said Climate Sceptics Had Been Proved Wrong Accused Of Hiding Truth By Colleague
Mail on Sunday By DAVID ROSE 30th October 2011
It was hailed as the scientific study that ended the global warming debate once and for all – the research that, in the words of its director, ‘proved you should not be a sceptic, at least not any longer’. The Mail on Sunday can reveal that a leading member of Prof Muller’s team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact that BEST’s research shows global warming has stopped.
Subsidising the Argument
Ben Pile Reports: There has been a fair amount of discussion about subsidies in the ongoing debate about energy policies recently.
Chris Huhne Condemns Us All To Fuel Poverty
Saturday, 22 October 2011 19:58 Christopher Booker, The Sunday Telegraph
Another monumentally expensive project to 'fight climate change' has bitten the dust - but the Energy Secretary still doesn't see the light.
Climate Change Policy is as Dangerous as Climate Change
Ben Pile reports
According to Channel 4 News, an interim independent report predicts that 2,700 people will die this winter as a consequence of fuel poverty, a figure greater than the number killed in traffic accidents each year.
The Big Lie About the ‘Big 6′
In spite of their having campaigned tirelessly over the last few decades for more expensive and less efficient forms of energy production — ‘sustainable energy’ — many of a greenish hue are getting heated up about about UK energy market regulator OFGEM’s latest report.
Nigel Lawson: Listen Up, BBC, The Climate Debate Is Far From Over
The BBC, in determining its policy towards the coverage of global warming, which is of course not simply a scientific issue but an economic and a political issue, too, ought to shred that section of the Jones review and revert to the impartiality laid down in its charter.
Matt Ridley: Making Wind Farms Obsolete
Matt Ridley wrote for this week's Spectator about UK energy policy. Wind must give way to gas before it ruins us all, and our landscapes.
Sun Causes Climate Change Shock
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