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GWPF Launch Net Zero Watch

October 11, 2021

By Paul Homewood


 The GWPF has launched the new Net Zero Watch, in order to focus on current climate and energy policies:



As the energy crisis in Britain and Europe worsens, it is becoming ever more evident that current climate and energy policies are failing, and the public is paying the price.

Net Zero Watch is here to provide serious analysis of naïve and un-costed decarbonisation policies.

Our new campaign and website will shake the tree; scrutinising policies, establishing what they really cost, determining who will be forced to pay, and exploring affordable alternatives.

At Net Zero Watch, readers (and subscribers to our newsletter) will be able to examine the full spectrum of views and critical analysis, enabling our readers to access a credible reality check of official and alternative climate and energy policy research.

Following in the footsteps of the Global Warming Policy Forum, we will highlight the serious economic, societal and geopolitical impacts of poorly-considered policies, both domestically and internationally.

At the centre of our focus stands the energy crisis. With our domestic shale gas resources sitting untapped under an absurd government ban, gas prices are going through the roof. Net Zero Watch will challenge the wild claims of green activists and policy advisers about this venerable and benign technology, which has brought US gas prices down to a small fraction of those here.

As this year’s weather has shown, our decision to phase out fossil fuels and nuclear power and to rely more and more on wind farms for our electricity supply has had dangerous consequences. We will campaign to put affordability and security of supply back at the centre of the energy debate, and we will expose the risky wishful thinking behind many claims about energy storage.

Net Zero Watch will not shrink from the task of challenging those claims and upholding the principle – now forgotten in most of our academic institutions – of nullius in verba – take nobody’s word for it. And we will remind scientists and academic institutions of the damage their apocalyptic claims and prophecies are doing, to society, to the economy, and most of all to our children.

In recent months, there has been mounting public concern about the cost of the Net Zero target, and the media and a growing band of MPs have started to ask searching questions. These questions will only become more pointed as the energy crisis bites hard over the winter months. Green campaigners and the green business lobby are therefore rightly worried about a political backlash.

Net Zero Watch believes that a political backlash is long overdue. In essence, we stand at a new crossroads in the climate and energy debate.

For years, the people of this country have been corralled towards a future that they cannot see and cannot understand. But the energy crisis this winter will reveal what politicians and eco-activists have kept hidden – that in a Net Zero future you will be poorer and colder.

Net Zero Watch will reveal the painful truth that current climate and energy policies are leading to disaster. And we hope to demonstrate that conventional wisdom is now at a crossroads, and that there is another path we can take – to energy security, prosperity, and an end to green energy poverty.

We hope you will join us on that road.

Dr Benny Peiser
Director, Net Zero Watch

They will be sending out regular newsletters, which you can subscribe to here. (I gather current GWPF subscribers will be automatically registered)

Please spread the word.

  1. October 11, 2021 11:25 am

    Yes, I wondered what had happened this morning when NetZeroWatch came up instead of The Global Warming Policy Forum. But The Global Warming Policy Foundation remains unchanged.

  2. Derek Wood permalink
    October 11, 2021 12:05 pm

    If it wasn’t so serious, it would be laughable. The crass stupidity of our “leaders” pursuing a patently catastrophic energy policy which any fool can see will not make one iota of difference to the temperature of planet Earth. from my own point of view, in my situation, this is going to hurt. If the coming winter is a cold one, I could very well face a choice keeping my home warm, keeping my car(yes I see the irony there, it’s a win-win for the greenies). I can’t imagine I’ll be alone in that dilemma.

  3. Robert Jones permalink
    October 11, 2021 12:12 pm

    The Global Warning Policy Forum has been rock solid in its realistic understanding of the so-called ‘Climate Emergency’ and it is time that it cut a swathe through the nonsense promulgated by the Climate Change Committee and all those activists preaching insurrection.

    We need to frack as soon as possible, launch the Rolls Royce Small Modular Reactors and put an end to all those ‘experts’ sanctifying the greater spread of wind and solar generation.

  4. October 11, 2021 12:21 pm

    Well Derek, if you leave policy decisions to an individual who went to a fee paying girls school and then ‘studied’ art history and theatre studies at university what can you expect? I would imagine that economic or scientific discusssions were honoured in their absence throughout her entire upbringing. In the words of a client of mine “If you empower dumb people you just get dumb decisions quicker”.

  5. Broadlands permalink
    October 11, 2021 1:54 pm

    It would be very helpful if Net Zero Watch would actually define what Net Zero is. Most people don’t know what it means and what it entails. If they did there might be a lot less anxiety in trying to reach it.

    • In The Real World permalink
      October 11, 2021 2:23 pm

      Net Zero basically means taking all of the countries money , which is what the whole Global Warming scam is about .

      Click to access ThreeTrillion-1.pdf

      • Broadlands permalink
        October 11, 2021 2:48 pm

        Sorry, I was trying to be serious about the definition of Net-Zero.

        Here are two:

        “Net zero refers to cutting greenhouse gas emissions as far as possible and balancing any further releases by removing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere.”

        “Net zero means that, on balance, no more carbon is dumped into the atmosphere than is taken out.”

        Last year we “dumped” about 40 billion tons in…and have taken out about 40 million.

      • In The Real World permalink
        October 11, 2021 3:23 pm

        If you want to be serious about net zero .
        Then the total of CO2 currently produced by the UK is just 0.000012% of the atmosphere .
        And anybody who thinks that that tiny amount has any effect on the climate , are either delusional of deliberately lying .

      • devonblueboy permalink
        October 11, 2021 3:37 pm

        Or both?

  6. MrGrimNasty permalink
    October 11, 2021 7:20 pm

    First their twitter account disappears without explanation and then it looks like ‘net zero watch’ was a hack/redirect. Disappointing – more confusing than the big impact it should have been.

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