Sunday, March 29, 2020

Clark Cross

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Clark Cross is a retired chartered accountant, finance director and managing director. He lives in Scotland.

My pay-as-you-protest scheme

One would think that the Coronavirus would have put an end to the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations. Not so as a group of...

Airports row: Will you get cranky with the greens, Nicola?

IT was interesting to see that Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon opened a £22million factory for Spirit Aerosystems for manufacturing aeroplane parts. She also...

Sorry, Greta … Donald has trumped the world on cutting emissions

THE sale of petrol and diesel vehicles will be banned in the UK after 2035 and this date could be brought forward...

Carbon’s muddy footprints

CELEBRITIES, the rich, the famous and the green zealots are quick to say that their privileged lifestyles flying hither and thither, travelling in...

Climate-change gravy train gathers speed (and cash)

MORGAN Stanley analysts said last year that the world needs to spend $73trillion on five areas of technology by 2050 to slash emissions...

My climate plan will cut gassers by 98%

THE 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26), the United Nations climate change summit, will be held in Glasgow on...

Capturing carbon? No, just leaking cash

PLANS have been announced for an alliance between the Scottish government and a group of North Sea oil industry backers to deliver...

Hot air everywhere in the emissions crusade

THE UK and Scottish governments are waging war on the motorist in their mission to reduce greenhouse gases to net zero. In view of...

Doomsayers, have I got bad news for you

HEADLINES over the past few months. Climate Change demonstrators and those of a nervous disposition should look away now … Ten countries block EU climate...

What teachers should (but won’t) say about climate change

BEFORE the climate demonstrations by impressionable children last month, Scotland’s largest teaching union, the EIS, wrote to all 32 Scottish local authorities urging them...

Green fanatics are barking up the wrong tree

GLASGOW is to host COP26 – the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change – in November next...

Ageing turbines and a gale of hypocrisy

HUNDREDS of ageing oil rigs will need to be decommissioned as oil and gas reserves are depleted. Shell has asked the Department for Business,...

In a land of electric cars, what about the lost billions in fuel tax?

UK politicians have banned the sale of petrol/diesel vehicles after 2040 to reduce the UK's insignificant 1.3 per cent of global emissions. The SNP-dominated...

Why this craze to ban fracking?

WHISKY producer Glenmorangie is to cut its carbon emissions by replacing heavy fuel oil with North Sea gas to provide the power needed for...

The great green myth about electric cars

BRITISH politicians in thrall to the green lobby have come up with the idea that electric vehicles will ‘save the planet’ but deliberately ignore...

This, Danielle, is the real world of global emissions

DANIELLE Rowley, who has just been appointed shadow climate justice and green jobs minister, has demanded a ban on fracking. She will also meet...

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