• 100 Billion Reasons A Legally Binding UN Climate Deal May Fall Apart

    • Date: 30/06/15
    • Axel Nussbaum, Bloomberg

    The richest nations still haven’t convinced the rest of the world they’re willing to pay the tab to help curb climate change, diplomats warned at a United Nations conference Monday. With five months to go before a critical conference that’s expected to result in a global emissions pact, developing nations say they’re still waiting for […]

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  • Does EPA’s Supreme Court Loss Doom Obama’s Climate Agenda?

    • Date: 29/06/15
    • Andrew Grossman, Cato at Liberty

    Today’s Supreme Court ruling may be the beginning of the end of the Obama Administration’s climate agenda. In a 5-4 decision today, the Supreme Court struck down the Obama Administration EPA’s signature “Mercury and Air Toxic Rule,” which regulates emissions by fossil-fuel-fired power plants. Before regulating, EPA was obligated to decide whether regulation under one the Act’s […]

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  • Fracking Hell: The Green War On Progress

    • Date: 29/06/15
    • Rob Lyons, Spiked

    Lancashire council’s refusal to allow shale-gas exploration is very bad news. The poisonous arguments of anti-shale environmentalists need to be taken on. In the US, the ‘shale-gas revolution’ has brought down energy prices substantially and enabled a switch from burning coal to gas, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. The ‘dash for gas’, based on North Sea gas, was […]

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  • The Rare Earths Fiasco: Scarcity Was A Mirage

    • Date: 29/06/15
    • Tim LohTatiana DarieSimon Casey, Bloomberg

    On Thursday, Molycorp filed for bankruptcy protection, having run out of cash after a precipitous and sustained slide in rare-earth prices. The company has become a cautionary tale for investors looking for the next hot thing, a lesson in how excessively high commodity prices can quickly reverse. In late 2010, two questions were on the […]

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  • The Truth About China’s Renewable Energy

    • Date: 28/06/15
    • Carbon Counter

    Is a renewables revolution unfolding in China? Not really. Last year global renewable electricity – i.e. hydro, wind and solar – consumption grew by 193.7 TWh. This represented 55% of the total growth in global electricity consumption. And China, where renewable electricity consumption grew by 174.9 TWh, made up a large part of the increase. […]

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  • Mike Lockwood: Sun Has No Influence On Climate, Except When It Does

    • Date: 25/06/15
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That

    BBC News, July 2007: ‘No Sun link’ to climate change  A new scientific study concludes that changes in the Sun’s output cannot be causing modern-day climate change. It shows that for the last 20 years, the Sun’s output has declined, yet temperatures on Earth have risen. It also shows that modern temperatures are not determined […]

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  • Smart Fracking: How Shale Is Streamlining

    • Date: 23/06/15
    • The American Interest

    The price of oil is more than 40 percent lower today than it was a year ago, and that’s posed a major problem for the American shale boom. Extracting oil from shale is a relatively high-cost process, and many producers are finding it difficult to continue to turn a profit in today’s bearish market. But shrinking […]

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  • ‘Capitalists Should Thank Heaven For Green Socialism’

    • Date: 21/06/15
    • The American Interest

    Capitalists around the world should thank heaven for both countries. By demonstrating the costs of economic quackery, Argentina and Venezuela do more for the cause of global capitalism than the Koch brothers could ever dream of.  U.S. company PBF is buying the Chalmette oil refinery, a “joint venture” between Exxon Mobil and Petroleos de Venezuela […]

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