Monthly Archives: March 2015

Scare stories. And TTIP.

There seems to be an unhelpful (if inadvertent) alignment between the interests of the green lobby (or as Owen Paterson aptly describes it, the “Green Blob”) on the one hand, and the tabloid press on the other.  Both thrive on … Continue reading

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Guest blog CCS

I recently met Dr. Luke Warren, Chief Executive of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association, who sought to make the case for CCS.  Our UKIP position is clear: we think that CCS by itself is simply a pointless waste of … Continue reading

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The UN’s Agenda 21

Wikipedia defines the UN’s Agenda 21 as “An action plan of the United Nations with regard to sustainable development”.  Of course we immediately recognise the phrase “sustainable development” as weasel words, a catch-all term incorporating a host of modish obsessions.  … Continue reading

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Offshore wind: And another thing……

With all its faults, the European Parliament remains a great place for learning stuff.  Last night I heard a guy who has spent decades in the oil and gas businesses, including a long period in the North Sea.  And he … Continue reading

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The Epic Failure of European Energy Policies – UKIP MEP Roger Helmer

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Challenging the orthodoxy

Last week, my lead researcher in Brussels, Francesca Salierno, an Italian lawyer who has worked with me for three and a half years, was invited to a briefing session and debate on “The European Energy Union”.  The event was designed … Continue reading

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UKIP on Coal

UKIP is strongly pro-coal — as we have clearly set out in our energy policy Coal must be a major factor in our generating mix.  And we want it to be clean coal – taking out the SOx & NOx and … Continue reading

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