The environment

Fact checks about the environment, climate change, renewable energy and animal welfare

28 November 2023

Diesel generator not powering electric vehicle chargers at Welsh service station

Moto, the company which runs the service station, says the EV chargers will be powered by renewable energy once open to the public.

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Diesel generator not powering electric vehicle chargers at Welsh service station
21 September 2023

What’s behind the ‘Net Zero proposals’ the Prime Minister has said he’ll scrap?

We’ve looked into some of the “worrying proposals” that the Prime Minister mentioned in his Net Zero speech.

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What’s behind the ‘Net Zero proposals’ the Prime Minister has said he’ll scrap?
1 August 2023

Keir Starmer wrong to say turbines at UK’s largest onshore wind farm made in Indonesia

Sir Keir Starmer incorrectly claimed that there are 350 Indonesian-made turbines at Whitelee Wind Farm. There are in fact 215 European-manufactured wind turbines.

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Keir Starmer wrong to say turbines at UK’s largest onshore wind farm made in Indonesia
13 April 2023

The Government is not expecting tree planting to almost halve by 2025

Projections for “afforestation in the UK” published by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero actually show a mix of figures for both the UK as a whole and …

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The Government is not expecting tree planting to almost halve by 2025
26 August 2022

Does Scotland have an ‘order’ to chop down 17 million trees?

This seems to step from a story that 14m trees had been cut down over 20 years to make way for wind farms.

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Does Scotland have an ‘order’ to chop down 17 million trees?
26 August 2022

Energy companies aren’t getting 91p for every £1 they invest in green energy

A post on social media appears to misunderstand a recent change in UK law.

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Energy companies aren’t getting 91p for every £1 they invest in green energy
22 July 2022

‘Sky News’ screenshot linking vaccines with climate change is a fake

The broadcaster never published an article claiming that people should get vaccinated to beat climate change.

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‘Sky News’ screenshot linking vaccines with climate change is a fake
29 June 2022

Social media posts claim ethanol is being added to petrol to increase sales

Although added ethanol does slightly reduce cars’ fuel economy, the government has said this is being done in order to reduce net carbon emissions.

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Social media posts claim ethanol is being added to petrol to increase sales
27 May 2022

Private jet pictures aren’t from Davos ‘climate change conference’ this year

One of the pictures dates back to a 2015 boxing match in Las Vegas.

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Private jet pictures aren’t from Davos ‘climate change conference’ this year
4 February 2022

Rishi Sunak wrong to say we’ve had a ‘colder than usual’ winter

So far UK temperatures have been milder than usual, according to the Met Office.

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Rishi Sunak wrong to say we’ve had a ‘colder  than usual’ winter

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