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Bankers, Insurers, And Activists Assaulting Our Freedoms

Oil giant ExxonMobil’s 12-member board of directors reportedly has two new members who are climate activists backed by investor “Engine 1.” Under the headline, “Shareholders tell Exxon to eat sh*t,” G/O Media and Earther “reporter” Molly Taft gleefully ends paragraph…

BoJo’s Net Zero Eco-Tyranny – The Backlash Begins

Boris Johnson isn’t going to get any nookie this evening. Well, not if his fanatically green missus Carrie ‘Princess Nut Nut’ Symonds has read this leading article in the Sun. It begins: THE Tories are grossly underestimating the price they…

UK Government In Chaos Over Planned Gas Boiler Ban

The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) today urged Boris Johnson to pause the poorly designed green home heating policies before they collapse into a humiliating fiasco. In recent days the government’s intention to ban gas boilers and force households to…

The Crippling Costs And Zero Benefits Of Net Zero

The International Energy Agency (IEA) published a special report last week, setting out its proposals for achieving ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions. One of its headline demands is that gas-fired domestic boilers should no longer be sold after 2025. This echoes one…

The Energy Lurking In Sewers Could Help Fight Climate Change – NPR

Treated Denver wastewater flows into the South Platte River in April. In what may be the largest U.S. project of its kind, Denver will use excess energy from sewage wastewater to heat and cool a new agriculture, arts and education…

Climate change: Ban all gas boilers from 2025 to reach net-zero – BBC News

“Sadly, the IEA has bought into it by proposing wholly unrealistic levels of bioenergy, which will damage forests the world over and worsen climate change. Instead of burning trees for energy, we should focus on cutting fossil fuel use, maximising…

Nations Must Drop Fossil Fuels, Fast, World Energy Body Warns – The New York Times

The unevenness in global action comes even as scientists warn that the damages from rising temperatures are already reverberating around the globe. A report by the Environmental Protection Agency published last week found that in the United States, wildfires are…

Rising energy demand for cooling

(Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)) Climate-related temperature rises will further increase the cooling demand of buildings. A projection by Empa researchers based on data from the NEST building and future climate scenarios for Switzerland shows that this increase in energy demand for cooling is likely to be substantial and could have a strong impact on our future – electrified – energy system.

In Minnesota, fighting climate change means changing how to heat buildings – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Brian DeGidio admits he hasn’t thought much about the environmental benefits of the air-source heat pumps he’s working on atop a large apartment complex under construction in St. Paul. It’s a drizzly Friday and DeGidio is hooking refrigerant lines to…

Joe Biden’s Skewed Climate Change Priorities

It’s not hard to see why politicians like Joe Biden and Boris Johnson want to talk about climate change. First of all, it looks good to the electorate. Caring about the planet (or at least being seen to care about…