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I this I has time to do more research on this, but I don’t, so this will have to do. From a quick Google and news review: A crude but indicative total fossil fuel subsidy in the UK of somewhere between £9bn and £12bn per year. In 2011 just over £3bn was spent on renewable energy subsidies. Friends of the Earth has calculated that the tax breaks given to North Sea oil and gas in 2012/13…

This is the best thing on the internet today. Which fossil fuel companies are most responsible for climate change?. Top 90ProducersInvestorownedAlpha Natura…Fuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksAnadarkoFuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksAnglo Americ…Fuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksApacheFuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksArch CoalFuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksBG GroupFuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksBHP BillitonFuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksBPFuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksCanadian Nat…Fuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksCemexFuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksChevronTexacoFuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksConocoPhilli…Fuel & cementOwn footprintMethane leaksConsol…

If you happen to be making a list of “Milestones where people made bad decisions which held back Civilisation”, be sure to add this to it. The Government has agreed to pay twice the market rate for nuclear power to please the French builders and Chinese investors. This means that the owners of Hinkley Point a fixed fee of possibly between £90-£93 for every megawatt of power generated per hour. “That’s almost twice the current…

There’s a very simple way we can tell that GMO companies (a) don’t understand genetic modification very well, and (b) aren’t interested in solving humanity’s biggest challenges. Ask yourself what you would do if you ran Monsanto. If it was me, I’d look at the reasons people don’t like my work: it’s tampering with complex systems which we don’t understand, and it’s solving a problem which is better solved by other means. Then I’d look…

“President de Gioia, Ladies and Gentlemen. Having such fond memories of my last visit, it is a great joy to be invited back to Georgetown to speak at this conference. It certainly makes a change from making embarrassing speeches about my eldest son during wedding receptions…!” Source: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/media/speeches/speech-hrh-the-prince-of-wales-the-future-food-conference-georgetown-university