• East German State Elections Pose Litmus Test For German Climate Policy

    • Date: 16/08/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Voters in the eastern German states of Saxony and Brandenburg head to the polls on 1 September for crucial state elections. The results could have an outsized impact on German climate policy for three reasons. First, these states are home to many of the coal communities most affected by Germany’s coal phase-out and are therefore […]

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  • Germany To Abandon Fiscal Prudence To Save Its Shambolic Climate Policy

    • Date: 12/08/19
    • Reuters

    BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is considering ditching its long-cherished balanced budget policy to help finance a costly climate protection program with new debt, a senior government official said. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has managed to raise public spending without incurring new debt since 2014 thanks to an unusually long growth cycle, record-high employment, buoyant tax […]

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  • Let Them Eat Cake: Germany Plans To Make Eating Meat Expensive To ‘Protect The Climate’

    • Date: 07/08/19
    • Deutsche Welle

    Meat is relatively cheap for consumers in Germany. But that could all be about to change as lawmakers from across the political spectrum back proposals aimed at climate protection and animal welfare. German politicians from the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Greens on Wednesday proposed raising the value added tax (VAT) on meat to the […]

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  • Germany’s CDU To Rule Out Carbon Tax – Official

    • Date: 06/08/19
    • Wall Street Online

    Carsten Linnemann, vice president of the parliamentary Christian Democrats does not expect that the ruling CDU will introduce a CO2 tax. “I am firmly convinced that the Christian Democrats will oppose a CO2 tax,” said Linnemann according to the “Rheinische Post.” He does not see a majority in favour in the parliamentary party. A CO2 […]

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  • Only 27% Of Republicans Think Climate Change Is A Major Threat To The USA

    • Date: 03/08/19
    • Newsweek

    According to a new poll, less than a third of Republicans think that climate change is a “major threat to the well-being of the United States.” A survey conducted by the Pew Research Institute asked respondents about several “serious global threats,” including Russian influence, the Islamic State (ISIS) and North Korea’s nuclear program. Global climate change […]

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  • Ignore Climate Hysteria: World Grain Crop Set To Break Record

    • Date: 31/07/19
    • The Weekly Times

    WORLD grain production is set to reach record levels in 2019-20, despite a recent report scaling production back by 8 million tonnes. The International Grains Council July report lowered total grain production to 2.148 billion tonnes this season, with wheat production downgraded across the European Union, Russia and Canada. The IGC report put total global […]

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  • Green New Deal Would Cost $70K-Plus Per Household In First Year: Study

    • Date: 30/07/19
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    In its first year, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal would cost more than $70,000 per household in five states for higher costs for energy, housing, transportation and shipping, according to a study released Tuesday. In five model states — Alaska, Florida, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Pennsylvania — the ambitious resolution aimed at achieving […]

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  • Climate of Corruption: Inside Quebec’s $5.5 Billion Green Climate Fund

    • Date: 28/07/19
    • The Canadian Press

    Quebec’s green fund was created in 2006 as a way of collecting billions in revenues and redistributing the money towards initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Instead, the fund became a buffet for the pet projects of various ministers. When Ljiljana Latkovic was named to the council governing Quebec’s multibillion-dollar green fund in 2017, she […]

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