• Dark Clouds Over Paris: India’s Climate Plan In Disarray

    • Date: 03/09/15
    • Joydeep Gupta, India Climate Dialogue

    India’s delayed submission of a national climate plan is the result of increasing doubts that the country can meet an emissions intensity target pledged in 2009, plunging future commitments into disarray, India Climate Dialogue can reveal. At the 2009 climate summit six years ago, India undertook to cut its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 20-25% by 2020 compared […]

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  • Why Are We Waiting? Because Nobody Is Listening To Nick Stern

    • Date: 02/09/15
    • Ruth Dixon, My Garden Pond blog

    Nicholas Stern’s book is not reliable on either science or policy. In the end, the book’s main weakness is its failure to answer the question ‘Why Are We Waiting?’ Earlier this year I was invited to review Nicholas Stern’s new book, Why Are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency, and Promise of Tackling Climate Change (MIT Press, 2015), for […]

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  • US Wind Energy Stuck in the Doldrums

    • Date: 01/09/15
    • The American Interest

    The U.S. installed nearly 10 percent more wind production capacity over the last year, so why is output down 6 percent so far this year? As the FT reports, the answer may be as simple as, “it hasn’t been as windy.” 2015 has been one of the least windy years in around 40 years, according to the paper.   “We […]

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  • BBC Accused Of Lying Over EU-Funding For TV Propaganda

    • Date: 01/09/15
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

    Hot on the heels of the story about the BBC’s accepting paid-for programming (aka propaganda) from environmental groups comes the news that the EU has been paying for programmes too. Chief among these were a piece extolling the virtues of…the European Union, which was faithfully aired by the BBC back in March, and a forthcoming show about […]

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  • UN Climate Negotiations Entering Final Stages Before Paris

    • Date: 31/08/15
    • David Waskow, World Resources Institute

    We’re now entering the final, significant stages of negotiations leading up to the major climate summit in Paris in December known as COP21, where countries will reach a new international climate agreement. There are now two week-long negotiating sessions remaining before Paris; the first takes place next week in Bonn, Germany. What issues will negotiators […]

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  • We’re Doomed! The Errant Message From Peak-Oil Documentaries

    • Date: 30/08/15
    • Paul Dvorak, Windpower

    Pull up YouTube.com, search on “peak oil documentary,” and you’ll find dozens of apocalyptic videos detailing an impending world crisis that is certain to befall us any day now. The crisis is the downside of peak oil. This is a period that defines when the world’s oil fields have provided the maximum monthly rate, leaving […]

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  • Renewables Sector Left Reeling After Government’s Latest Subsidy Cull

    • Date: 27/08/15
    • Green Click

    The UK renewable energy industry has reacted with shock and anger at the latest attack by the Conservative Government to slash subsidy support through the Feed-in Tariff scheme. Scottish Renewables described how the removal of support for some wind projects and a reduction of up to 86% for solar would “severely curtail” development.Cuts to the […]

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  • The Ever-Changing Story Of Flip-Flop Stern

    • Date: 27/08/15
    • Andrew Montford, Bishop Hill

    Lord Stern has mounted his high horse, ready to slay the dragon of opposition to anything he deems a good idea at the time. The problem is that Lord Stern’s views seem fluid to say the least. Back in 2009 he was telling the world that rich nations would have to forgo growth in order to stop […]

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