Monthly Archives: June 2013

Britain wins the Lottery

The recent report from the British Geological Survey at Keyworth in Nottinghamshire on the extent of shale gas potential in the UK suggests that the Bowland Shale formation in the Northwest could be as big as the enormous Marcellus field … Continue reading

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Biofuels again. And world hunger.

I wrote recently about the EU’s plans for “ILUC” – that is, taking account of “Indirect Land Use Change” when assessing the emissions savings achieved by biofuels.  On June 19th, I attended a sandwich lunch organised by OxFam, where we … Continue reading

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Lib-Dem MEP Rebecca Taylor: A rebuttal

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of joining a panel at the Durham University Union for a Question-Time-style debate.  On the panel was Rebecca Taylor, whom I now know to be a Lib-Dem MEP representing Yorkshire. She entered the parliament … Continue reading

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Self-delusion on auto emissions

Last December the Commission published a report on auto emissions which seems to me to be fairly explosive, yet so far as I know it got remarkably little publicity. Over the last ten years, the official figures for auto emissions … Continue reading

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SNP Energy Policy……a Crime against the Scottish People

  The EU has its 20-20-20 energy policy, which sets eye-watering and unachievable targets for renewables and emissions reductions by 2020, and is driving the stampede to wind and solar power in Europe.  The British government has taken this further … Continue reading

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Ken Clarke: On the Wrong Side of History

More than a decade ago, Ken Clarke and his fellow €urophiles were warning us that unless we joined the €uro, our economy would be wrecked.  Financial services would move en masse to Frankfurt.  Foreign investors would shun us.  We should … Continue reading

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Old €urophiles never learn

June 6th found me reading the Financial Times (sigh of relief from readers tired of me quoting the Telegraph!).  I was on a plane, and it was the only English-language paper they had, apart from the New York Times. The … Continue reading

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