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David Campbell
1 December 2010
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Nothing could be more different from the atmosphere of the Copenhagen climate change conference than the atmosphere in which the Cancun conference is being conducted. Last year’s hope of...
Len Shackleton
6 January 2010
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British households have received more than 180 million free or subsidised light bulbs in the last eighteen months from energy companies. Many if not most of these are lying idle, as the government...
Richard Wellings
31 December 2009
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" ●  The IEA’s climate change debate, featuring Nigel Lawson and S. Fred Singer, is now online (videos) ●  Mark Littlewood talks to Al Jazeera about the state of the UK...
Richard Wellings
1 December 2009
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Faced with ambitious climate change targets, the government has decided that nuclear power will play a leading role in supplying the UK’s future electricity needs. Ten new plants will be built...
S. Fred Singer
25 November 2009
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The Climategate disclosures over the past few days, consisting of some thousand of emails between a small group of British and US climate scientists, suggest that global warming may...
Kristian Niemietz
13 November 2009
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The metaphor of ‘tearing down the Berlin Wall’ has come to be used in a quite inflationary way, and this phenomenon usually peaks around the 9th of November. At this time of the year,...
Richard Wellings
24 September 2009
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Earlier this month, President Sarkozy announced plans to introduce a carbon tax in France. The UK could follow suit. A widely applied new tax, justified on environmental grounds, could prove popular...
Len Shackleton
8 September 2009
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An interesting case is going through the courts at the moment. Its resolution could further expand Employment Tribunal jurisdiction at a time when almost 200,000 claims are being registered annually...
Bruno Prior
10 August 2009
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Aggregation is the ignis fatuus of modern modes of thought. Sums beguile. Averages bamboozle. Reality is found at the margins.
Bruno Prior
10 August 2009
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Aggregation is the ignis fatuus of modern modes of thought. Sums beguile. Averages bamboozle. Reality is found at the margins. Take the government’s plans for wind-power to supply around 22%...
Richard Wellings
29 July 2009
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The government recently announced a series of measures designed to make Britain a low-carbon economy, including a large expansion of renewable energy (primarily wind), grants for better home...
Richard Wellings
6 June 2009
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● Kevin Dowd on moral hazard and the financial crisis (pdf) ● David Friedman sets out the problems of cap and trade ● Oliver Hartwich explains why big government is not so smart ● Mark Koyama...
Richard Wellings
23 January 2009
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The Conservative Party has proposed an alternative to the £9 billion expansion of Heathrow. A high-speed rail line would be constructed along the route London-Birmingham-Manchester-Leeds to...
Colin Robinson
29 December 2008
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Politicians and ‘opinion leaders’ claim that damaging climate change is in prospect unless drastic centralised action is taken. The prevailing view about climate change action is part of...
Richard Wellings
30 September 2008
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Environmental scares have a long history. At the end of the 18th century, Thomas Malthus predicted that rapid population growth would lead to war, pestilence and famine. Almost 200 years later, the...
John Meadowcroft
25 September 2008
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The Guardian’s environment editor, John Vidal, cannot resist a swipe at the IEA’s latest publication, Climate Change Policy: Challenging the Activists. Vidal doesn’t address any of...