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Union says no to a ban on oil exploration

30 May 2024

The Unite trade union has launched a major campaign against a ban on oil and gas exploration in the North Sea. It says a transition in energy supply should not sacrifice energy security and workers’ jobs for net zero targets.

Opposing wind power dogma in Wales

10 April 2024

The devolved government in Wales continues to approve ever larger wind turbines despite objections in pursuit of its dogmatic net zero path. But there is opposition.

Onshore wind compulsion

10 April 2024

Onshore wind farms are not the answer to Britain’s energy security, but politicians seem to think compulsion will bring people round to accepting them.

Steel industry – green threat

7 November 2023

British Steel wants to close down the blast furnaces at its Scunthorpe plant. This threatens the jobs of 2,000 skilled workers and the future of the industry.

Blow to renewable energy policy

28 September 2023

The government’s approach to future energy supply depends heavily on wind power, dedicated as it is to net zero aims. But it’s as much off course with wind as it is with nuclear energy.

Net zero – wider discussion needed

25 September 2023

Rishi Sunak has postponed the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles and gas boilers. This is welcome but only a first step in challenging net zero orthodoxy.

“Net Zero” plans in disarray

16 February 2023

The government’s net zero strategy continues to falter. Last year the High Court said its failure to produce evidence for the policy was in breach of the law, it shows no sign of relasing the data.