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ENERGY COSTS ARE AT THE ROOT OF CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY DISAGREEMENTS

Posted 6 June 2017

"By withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement President Trump has put the burden of proof on those private investors and nation states that believe renewable energy is economically beneficial. Far from being a disaster, this is a step towards a reasonable and spontaneously attractive climate change policy. LIke many of those vilified for their views on the subject of climate change, President Trump is more of an energy policy skeptic than an anti-rational 'denier' of atmospheric science. He senses, and with good reason, that the aggregate of energy policies proposed to mitigate climate change brings with it the threat of major wealth destruction and a reversal of several centurieds of exponential increases in human well-being." Dr John Constable writes for the Global Warming Policy Foundation, UK.

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Last Updated ( Monday, 05 June 2017 )
 
NIGEL LAWSON: UNILATERAL DECARBONISATION IS A MISERABLE FANTASY

Posted 5 June 2017

Lord NIgel Lawson, former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer writing about the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord: "But the harmful consequences of low-carbon policies are harder to ignore when they are right on your doorstep, or even inside your home. Britain’s air pollution crisis is the result of misguided low-carbon policies that incentivised diesel cars. People have died because politicians couldn’t resist the desire to “save the planet”. Recent research also suggests that biomass power stations may not have lower CO2 emissions than coal and gas. What will it take for politicians to question the wisdom of spending hundreds of billions on failing policies instead of putting the needs of ordinary families first?" 

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Last Updated ( Monday, 05 June 2017 )
 
'GREEN ENERGY' IMPOSES COLOSSAL COSTS ON BRITISH HOUSEHOLDS

Posted 9 April 2017

Christopher Booker is scathing about the colossal cost of "green energy" in Britain: "Our politicians have been allowed to get away with all this make-believe for so long that few people noticed some startling figures published [by] the the Office of Budget Responsibility. These showed that, over the next five years, the annual cost of all the green taxes and subsidies we shall be paying for is due to rise from £8.97 billion a year to £15.2 billion. This will bring the five-year total by 2022 to more than £73 billion...this equates to £561 a year for every household in the land. When we consider that colossal sum, most of us may well conclude that our politicians must have gone completely off their heads."

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 09 April 2017 )
 
BATTERY BALONEY IS PLAYING SNAKES & LADDERS WITH AUSTRALIA'S POWER SUPPLY

Posted 2 April 2017

"Battery baloney" is the title of a posting to www.carbonsense.com that warns of power shortages facing Australia from grids relying on batteries as back-up powwer sources. The post points out that batteries do not generate electricity, they can only store it, and they lose some in the process. "Intermittent energy with batteries or back-up should be used and paid for by those who find them useful. They should not be subsidised or forced on to power grids or reluctant consumers. Society has better things to do with community cash than squandering it on massive green energy toys and battery baloney."

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Last Updated ( Sunday, 02 April 2017 )
 
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