• EU Destroys 700,000 Hectares of Rainforest for Biofuels

    • Date: 03/07/19
    • Rainforest Rescue

    The EU wants to save our climate with supposedly green biofuels and has deemed palm oil “sustainable”. Yet on the other side of the globe, rainforests are being clear-cut to produce the 1.9 million tons of palm oil that end up in European fuel tanks every year. The European Union wants to protect the climate […]

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  • Coal Power Plants Get $64 Billion Lifeline From G20 Governments

    • Date: 26/06/19
    • Bloomberg

    Asian governments are stepping up their support for coal-fired power plants, handing a lifeline worth $64 billion a year to an industry struggling to maintain investment from private investors. The finding from four research organizations contrasts with pledges by the Group of 20 nations to rein in greenhouse gases and wean the world off the […]

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  • G20 Nations Triple Coal Support, Ignoring Their Climate Pledges

    • Date: 25/06/19
    • The Guardian

    Major economies pledged a decade ago to phase out all aid for fossil fuels G20 nations have almost tripled the subsidies they give to coal-fired power plants in recent years, despite the urgent need to cut the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis. The bloc of major economies pledged a decade ago to phase out […]

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  • Wind Farm Noise Health Effects Tested

    • Date: 22/06/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    Potentially harmful noise from wind farms can be detected up to 3.5km from the nearest turbine and is present for 16 per cent of the time, a study has found. A group of volunteers is presently undergoing laboratory tests at Flinders University in South Australia as researchers zero in on the little-studied amplitude modulation as […]

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  • Record Efficiency for a Gas Engine

    • Date: 21/06/19
    • Christian Bach, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

    Gas engines may have the potential to achieve similar efficiencies as diesel engines, with significantly lower CO2 emissions. At the end of May, the final meeting of the “Horizon 2020” project “GasOn” with the EU Commission took place in Brussels. The aim of this EU project was the further development of gas engines for cars and […]

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  • Hopes For Climate Progress Falter With Coal Still King Across Asia

    • Date: 17/06/19
    • The Observer

    A depressing picture of global power generation has coal still firmly on top. And in a vicious cycle, the very heatwaves and winter freezes high carbon emissions cause seem to be increasing them The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund is preparing to leave fossil fuels behind. Last week, Norway’s parliament confirmed by unanimous vote that its […]

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  • Will Carbon Tax Bring Down Trudeau’s Government?

    • Date: 14/06/19
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    Majority of Canadian voters oppose Trudeau’s carbon tax. Rejection may decide elections in October 1) Majority Of Canadian Voters Oppose Trudeau’s Carbon Tax — May Decide Elections Many Canadian voters are motivated on the issue of the carbon tax but not necessarily in a way that benefits Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A new public opinion […]

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  • The World Returns To Coal

    • Date: 13/06/19
    • Graham Lloyd, The Australian

    Global coal production (up 4.3 per cent) and consumption (up 1.4 per cent) has increased at their fastest rate for five years. Average global greenhouse gas emissions are rising at double the rate of Australia’s, exposing the mismatch between the “hope and reality” of meeting Paris Agreement goals, a report has found. A major report […]

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