Something to remember about COP21

Jeremy Warner is probably right about the outcome of COP21 here, that great gabfest to talk about climate change: Ever clearer is that the debate on climate change is essentially over. Whether just a modern day delusion or not, virtually all political leaders now buy into the idea of man-made warming, and most of them […]

So they’ve worked out how to do the propaganda then

This is not quite what people seem to think it is. The report seems to show that people are happy with restrictions and taxes if they are for the common good. Thus we should go and tax meat. But that’s really not quite what is actually being said: Taxing meat to simultaneously tackle climate change […]

So, that DECC’s renewables plans entirely up in smoke then

One of the little fables, falsities really, of the DECC’s approach to climate change rests upon just the one number. And that’s what is the price of natural gas per therm going to be off into the future. We could assume that the price will be roughly the same as today. Or it might fall […]

The Overseas Development Institute is as stupid as the IMF

Or maybe they’re being deliberately misleading. Back in May, Sam wrote a barnstormer in The Telegraph refuting an IMF report that called it a ‘subsidy’ when the government didn’t tax oil and gas as much as the IMF would have liked it to. This report was important because the IMF is taken seriously, especially by those […]

Power Up: The framework for a new era of UK energy distribution

The UK’s energy market is unfit for the modern age, a new report from the Adam Smith Institute argues. The report, Power Up: The framework for a new era of UK energy distribution, argues that new technologies such as smart grids and distributed energy production can revolutionise old models of energy distribution and pricing, in the […]