EIKE hosts a climate conference in Berlin on the very eve of the UN’s Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. More information and sign up here.
Good sense on climate on the eve of COP17, the UN climate conference in Durban, South Africa On Friday and Saturday, November 25th & 26th, as the UN prepared to kick off COP17, the UN Conference on Climate Change, in Durban, South Africa, CFACT, the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) and others co-sponsored [...]
The Daily Telegraph Reports that a Norwegian wind company was paid £1.2 million to not produce electricity during a period of high winds. This was a hair shy of 10 times the artificially above market rate wind farms receive to make power. British ratepayers will fit the bill. We’re not making this up. This is [...]
Click to play Methane Madness! “Put a cork in it, Al!” That’s the message students are sending Al Gore, radical climate campaigners and assorted other bohemians, grant-seekers and profiteers cashing in on the global warming craze. Al Gore is calling on folks to make September 14th a day of climate action through a series of [...]
A cloudy day for global warming zealots Climate science is anything but settled. For years, physicist Henrik Svensmark of the Danish National Space Institute (who has presented at conferences organized by CFACT and EIKE) has been asking inconvenient questions about the relationship between the sun, clouds and climate. He demonstrated in the lab that cosmic [...]
Greens see red as organizers cut waste When London submitted its bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, it sweetened its offer with a promise “to purchase emission reduction credits and to invest directly in clean energy projects in the developing world to offset … emissions.” Organizers estimated that “international travel to London by competitors, [...]
1,000 wind turbines gang agley 1,000 land-based wind turbines stand to be scrapped if government follows through and slashes millions of pounds in subsidies. A report commissioned by ScottishPower concludes that reducing subsidies 25 percent will render the turbines a loss maker for investors instead of just rate and taxpayers. CFACT continues to conclude that [...]
Regressive redistribution as working people pay landed rich to despoil the British countryside The Telegraph reports that British nobles, including Dukes and a cousin of the Queen are cashing in on tax and ratepayer subsidies to erect wind farms on their country estates. Each turbine can net a noble £20,000 a year or more. Prime [...]
Deutsche Welle reports that Germany stands to lose 35,000 jobs if Bayer chemical & pharmacuetical follows through on threats to leave the country over Germany’s high cost of electricity. Bayer CEO told Wirtschaftswoche (Business Week) that, “”It is important that we remain competitive in comparison with other countries … otherwise a global business such as [...]
Inefficient alternatives, taxes, subsidies and bans weigh heavy Reuters reports that with half of major energy suppliers in the UK announcing double digit price increases for electricity and gas the British public has had enough. 75 percent now favor abandoning Britain’s green agenda if it means higher prices. The problem of course is after you [...]
Lord Christoper Monckton, the third Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, has scored another stunning climate debate win, this time at Australia’s National Press Club. Score 10-1!
CFACT mourns the loss of Franz Joseph Otto Robert Maria Anton Karl Max Heinrich Sixtus Xavier Felix Renatus Ludwig Gaetan Pius Ignatius von Habsburg, a great European and advocate for individual freedom and dignity. CFACT will be well represented at the funeral in Vienna with both Holger Thuss and Einar Du Rietz attending. He will [...]
Poland, which is about to assume the EU Presidency, is so fed up with EU climate policy that on June 22 it blocked the conclusions of the EU environmental ministers council. Polish good sense blocked the ministers from recommending the EU reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 which would devastate European economies. This [...]
We’re not sure exactly what the hermit crab symbolizes and look forward to finding out. Congratulations to Marc Morano who edits CFACT’s Climate Depot on winning yet another award!
DAVID ROTHBARD & CRAIG RUCKER – The Washington Times As the United Nations wrapped up its recent climate conference in Bonn, talks organizer Christiana Figueres proclaimed that climate change is the “the most important negotiation the world has ever faced.” Faced with real problems – financial meltdowns, unemployment, war and genuine human suffering – the [...]