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Exxon laughs in the face of climate campaigners

Laughter

Oil giant Exxon has broadly accepted the science behind climate change and global warming.  It does not, however, regard the Paris Climate Agreement or any future climate regulations as an impediment to its operations. The simple – and undoubtedly true – reason for this is fundamentally depressing: even concerned environmentalists …

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When “Green” energy is a bad thing

Fuel Poverty

Celebrating the deployment of just about any renewable energy technology is customary in left-/green-leaning circles… no matter how stupid.  But this speaks more to an uncritical tribal mentality equivalent to that on the climate change denial side of the argument.  It is more about a warm feeling of being on …

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Corporate welfare goes green

French solar road

Bailing out the banks is probably the most obvious form of corporate welfare today.  While millions of families are obliged to turn to foodbanks to feed themselves, the high priests of finance hold out their hands and our political “representatives” hand over billions of pounds, dollars and euros in the …

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Setting up the Green Movement to take the blame

Climate protest

Anyone who has examined renewable energy in any depth is forced to conclude that it simply will not work.  This is not because we lack the knowledge or the technical know-how to run a modern global economy without burning fossil carbon.  Rather, it is because we have left it far …

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The sinister truth behind smart meters

Smart Meter protest

The British public has been sold the myth of the “Internet of Things” as a convenient cover for a much more sinister purpose on the part of those in charge of the UK’s fast-failing energy system.  According to the myth, customers will be able to make big savings, initially from …

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Energy bailouts – the next financial scandal?

Bung

As the “energy death spiral” gathers pace and energy companies struggle to remain profitable, all eyes are on French energy giant and nuclear power provider EDF.  The company, which supplies more than 39 million consumers across Europe is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy according to an AlphaValue report for …

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How we pay for fracking three times over

Fracking Scam

The US fracking bubble that was going to power America for a century is fast receding into the history books.  But unlike previous oil booms and busts, this one looks like being the last.  And now that it is over, we can begin counting the costs to communities across the …

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UK government energy greenwash

Greenwash

The British public is being deceived by greenwash stories designed to gloss over the government’s failure to deliver a coherent energy policy.  For example, Adam Vaughan in the Guardian uncritically repeats the story that: “More power came from solar panels than from Britain’s ageing coal stations from April to September …

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Scottish fracking argument reveals UK’s energy problem

Fracking Scotland

The Institute of Directors in Scotland has called on the Scottish Government to lift its ban on fracking or face severe energy disruption in the near future.  According to the Institute, which represents 1,800 businesses in Scotland: “We are severely concerned that there will be a power shortage by the …

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