Category Archives: Newsbytes

Newsbytes – the ungreening of Germany

Germany Building 17 New Coal, 29 New Gas-Fired Power Stations From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF German utilities and private investors have plans to construct or modernise some 84 power stations, energy and water industry association BDEW said on … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Political Climate Change In Europe

By Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Conservatives in the European Parliament delivered a setback for European Commission plans to erase tax benefits for diesel fuel, saying that a period of austerity and high fuel costs is not the time … Continue reading

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NewsBytes: Britain’s Anti-Green Rollback Accelerating

NewsBytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of the GWPF ‘Chris Huhne’s Zealous Ambition Is Being Reined Back’ Ministers are preparing to veto major new wind farms in the British countryside and cut back their subsidies, according to senior Whitehall sources. The … Continue reading

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EU Climate Policy In Freefall

From The GWPF via Dr. Benny Peiser Sagging carbon prices lost nearly 14% of their value yesterday (2 April) as recession and a warm winter sparked a predicted 2.6% drop in carbon emissions from the 10,000 installations covered by the … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Anti-Green Rollback Begins in UK

From Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF The UK government wants nuclear power to be given parity with renewables in Europe, in a move that would significantly boost atomic energy in Britain but downgrade investment in renewable generation, according to … Continue reading

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Green Chaos Down Under – Battle Over Climate Policy May Bring Down Aussie Government

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Kevin Rudd has declared he will challenge Australia’s prime minister Julia Gillard as leader of the Labor party on Monday, saying he wants to “finish the job” he began before she ousted … Continue reading

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Public Support For Tackling Climate Change Declines Dramatically in UK

We’re Winning The Battle For Hearts And Minds Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser, The GWPF There has been dramatic decline over the past decade in the public’s support for tackling climate change in Britain. Backing for higher green taxes and … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: BBC In Cahoots With Climategate Scientists, prime minister “green guru” publicly doubts climate change.

Steve Hilton, the Prime Minister’s director of strategy and ‘green guru’, is the latest person to admit to doubts about climate change. ‘I’m not sure I believe in it,’ he announced at a meeting of the Energy Department, prompting one … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Durban & The New Wait-And-See Diplomacy

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Climate Realpolitik: Durban & The New Wait-And-See Diplomacy Behind closed doors, these strategic delaying tactics are not altogether unwelcome by many if not most of the key non-EU nations. What is altogether … Continue reading

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Durban climate conference DOA before it gets started

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser, The GWPF Europe’s Durban Plan Kaput Europe’s attempt to formulate a ‘coalition of the willing’ seems doomed. The BASIC countries – China, India, South Africa and Brazil — have already taken a position that any … Continue reading

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Back To Reality: UK Puts Climate Change On Back Burner

Newsbytes from The GWPF via Dr. Benny Peiser Britain’s carbon emissions grew faster than the economy last year for the first time since 1996, as a cash-strapped population relegated the environment down its league of concerns and spent more money … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: New Research Reveals IPCC In Bed With Green Lobbies

From Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF A scathing new expose on the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — which sets the world’s agenda when it comes to the current state of the climate — claims that its reports … Continue reading

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New Climate Scare: Europe May be Facing Return Of ‘Little Ice Age’

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser of the Global Warming Policy Foundation Britain should brace itself for another freezing winter with the return of La Niña, a climate phenomenon known to disrupt global weather, ministers have warned. The warning coincides with … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Green jobs and carbon pricing – up in smoke?

The green-jobs revolution may be going up in smoke. Despite billions of dollars in federal investment and cheerleading from President Obama, even the most ardent supporters of a transformed, job-generating energy sector based largely on wind, solar and other renewable … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: Green crash and burn accelerating

By Dr. Benny Peiser of The GWPF Organizers of the London 2012 Olympic Games dropped a plan to cut carbon emissions during the sporting showcase, abandoning a pledge made when it defeated eight other cities to host the event. Games … Continue reading

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Britain’s Wind Farm Scam Threatens Economic Recovery

From Benny Peiser at The GWPF: In a sane world, no one would dream of building power sources whose cost is 22 times greater than that of vastly more efficient competitors. But the Government feels compelled to do just this … Continue reading

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Riots May Have Killed Britain’s Green Consensus

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at the GWPF   The riots and their fallout will eat up all the political oxygen for months, if not years to come. A party conference season that should have seen at least some debate … Continue reading

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Gore FAIL – Gore starts cussing in climate talk

The fact that he has started cussing while addressing audiences(even supportive ones) clearly shows that he has lost the battle. “There’s no longer a shared reality on an issue like climate even though the very existence of our civilization is … Continue reading

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UK Faces Anti-Green Backlash As Energy Prices Rise

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at the GWPF: The British government faces a public backlash against its green energy agenda as consumers are unwilling to spend more on power and gas bills to pay for investment in low-carbon forms of … Continue reading

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The China Syndrome: Don’t Blame China For Temperature Standstill

Newsbytes from The Global Warming Policy Foundation and Dr. Benny Peiser The idea that China is to blame for the global temperature standstill does not stand up. It is a fact that in a world where CO2 is increasing year … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: not everybody believes the new Mann sea level study

Via Dr. Benny Peiser at The Global Warming Policy Foundation: New Sea-Level Study Divides Climate Researchers For the first time, researchers have reconstructed the rise in sea level over the last 2000 years. Their conclusion: Never before have sea levels … Continue reading

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Pressure Mounts To Come Clean On Hidden Green Taxes

Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF: Power companies were under mounting pressure last night to come clean about the green ‘stealth levies’ secretly added to fuel bills – and tell customers exactly how much they are paying for … Continue reading

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Ministers Fall For Climate Folly, Warns Ex-Civil Service Chief

Newsbytes by Dr. Benny Peiser at The GWPF Politicians and Whitehall mandarins are pandering to global warming ‘alarmists’ and consigning Britain to a future of inflated fuel bills and economic misery, the former head of the Civil Service warned last … Continue reading

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Newsbytes: The Energy No-Fly Zone

From the Global Warming Policy Foundation The world is about to enter a no-fly zone for energy policy, a period where nothing gets off the ground. Here we have a globalized economic system filled with unprecedented energy options, but where … Continue reading

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