What is the National Food Strategy and how could it change the way England eats?

Reforming England’s food system could save the country £126 billion, according to a recent government-commissioned report. The National Food Strategy, led by British businessman Henry Dimbleby, proposes a raft of…

National Grid to lose Great Britain electricity role to independent operator

Government will therefore throw out the knowledge and skills built up over many years by electrical engineers who know what they are doing. In their place, we will probably end…

The performance of UK Weather Dependent Renewables: 2002 – 2020

And it is already happening in the UK: the “trip” of an Offshore wind farm on a breezy summer afternoon contributed to the major UK power outage of 9/8/2019. As…

Weather Dependent Renewable power performance in Europe DE UK FR: 2020

In 2020, Weather Dependent Renewables (Wind and Solar Power) made up 58% of all power generation installations in the three Nations, DE UK FR. Together they contributed about 24% of…

RAF To Go Net Zero

I am sure his public demands no such thing. I suspect most people expect the RAF to defend the country, not play silly Greta games. And “diverting investment from equipment…

UK government scraps green homes grant after six months

The abandonment of the £1.5bn programme, which offered households grants of up to £5,000 or £10,000 to put in insulation or low-carbon heating, leaves the UK without a plan for…

BP to develop UK’s largest hydrogen factory in Teesside

In short, BP will be paid a guaranteed price for all the hydrogen it produces, which will probably be triple the price of natural gas. The cost of this will…

Sleepwalking to Green Austerity

Basically, if you wish for net zero then you need to be very, very careful what you wish for. We may all end up sleepwalking to Green Austerity.

Summary UK Weather Dependent Renewables: 2019

As Government imposes more Renewables onto the Power industry, Power supply managers face major problems, as Political decisions insist on the impractical collection dilute and irregularly intermittent “Renewable Energy”. The…

Claim: Climate change is making extreme cold much less likely, despite the UK plummeting to -23°C

Extreme cold, a heatwave, a deluge, and another cold snap: the succession of different extremes raises questions about climate variability and climate change.

Not recommending AstraZeneca vaccine for the elderly risks the lives of the most vulnerable

The concern is not that there is data showing the vaccine to be ineffective in the elderly, it’s that there is not enough evidence to show that it is effective…

No Warming in UK since 2006

However this will be no more than an attempt to cover up the highly inconvenient truth, which is that warming stopped in 2006. The 10-year running average shows this clearly.

State Security, Your Papers Please? UK to introduce “Freedom Passes” for Coronavirus

One of the distinguishing features of British society vs repressive tyrannies like the Soviet Union used to be that you didn’t have to carry identity papers to prove your right…

GWPF calls for urgent inquiry into rising blackout risk, threatening national security

For two days running, (4th and 5th November), National Grid, UK’s Electricity System Operator has issued System Warnings in the form of an Electricity Margin Notice, alerting the markets to…

UK Coronavirus Cases Rising

Fresh restrictions are being introduced in some parts of Britain to contain an uptick in the growth of Covid-19 cases.

Excess costs of UK Weather Dependent Renewable Energy: 2020

Reposted from edmhdotme Summary These straightforward calculations are intended to answer the simple question: “roughly how much would it cost to generate the same amount of power as is produced…

UK: New "Beast from the East" could cause one of the coldest winters in three decades

From Yahoo News George Martin  Yahoo News UK•September 8, 2019 The UK could be set to experience one of the coldest winters in three decades, scientists have warned. Meteorologists say…

Renewable energy is a blackout risk, warns National Grid after chaos during biggest outage in a decade

From This is MONEY Company has downplayed the role of wind energy in the power cut In April a study warned renewable power sources could risk network’s ‘stability’ Half UK’s…

Brits Lose Interest In Green Cars As Government Cuts Subsidies

From The GWPF The number of green cars sold in Britain has fallen for the first time in two years after the government cut subsidies. Last month 13,314 “alternatively fuelled”…

The decline of Weather Dependent Renewables in Europe: 2008 – 2018

Reposted from edmhdotme Introduction The EurObserv’ER organisation publishes data annually on all types of EU28 Renewable installations and their productivity.  EurObser’ER is backed by the EU and promotes the transition…

Increasing Electricity System Fragility in the UK

From The GWPF Date: 04/03/19 Dr John Constable, GWPF Energy Editor The UK’s electricity network is likely to become significantly weaker within five years, due to falling Short Circuit Levels…

UK carbon emissions down six years in a row

I find these figures a little hard to believe.~ctm The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions fell for the sixth year in a row last year, the longest continuous run of reductions…

Jim Ratcliffe: Government is using ‘slippery’ manoeuvres to kill off British fracking

From City A.M. The chairman of Britain’s biggest private company has accused the government of using “slippery back door manoeuvres” to kill off fracking in the UK. Sir Jim Ratcliffe,…

Homeowners with solar panels are ‘giving their excess power to the grid for free’ after government closes energy payment scheme

From The Daily Mail The Business Department has announced the closure of the ‘export tariff’ It currently pays householders for excess power that is fed back into the grid  Opponents…