• Key Democratic Lawmakers Skeptical of Carbon Tax

    • Date: 17/01/19
    • Vermont Public Radio

    A growing number of climate advocates say increasing the price of fossil fuels is the surest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but leaders in the House and Senate are resisting calls for a carbon tax in Vermont. During the last two legislative sessions, lawmakers introduced several bills that would have assessed a new tax on carbon-emitting […]

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  • The Growing Absurdities Of The German Energiewende

    • Date: 16/01/19
    • Christoph Eisenring, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

    In Bavaria, two gas-fired power plants of the latest generation stand around as investment ruins. Nevertheless, one of the operators wants to build a third one at the same location. This can only be understood against the background of the misguided German Energiewende. At the beginning of the year, the number of successful reports on […]

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  • Environmentalists Fear Trump’s Pick Will Reverse World Bank’s Climate Change Focus

    • Date: 15/01/19
    • Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times

    Given Mr. Trump’s record of shaking up the international order — he has moved to pull the U.S. out of UNESCO and the Paris climate accord — it would come as no surprise if he replaces the climate-conscious Mr. Kim with an executive eager to bring coal-fired power to Africa and Asia. World Bank President […]

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  • US Threatens Sanctions On German Firms Building Russian Pipeline

    • Date: 14/01/19
    • Reuters

    U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a “captive” of Moscow because of its reliance on Russian energy and urged it to halt work on the $11 billion gas pipeline. The pipeline, which would carry gas straight to Germany under the Baltic Sea, has also been criticized in some quarters because it would […]

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  • Heaviest Snowfall in 100 Years Brings Chaos To Alpine Ski Resorts

    • Date: 12/01/19
    • The Times

    Thousands of British holidaymakers face travel chaos in Austria today after the country experienced the heaviest snowfalls in a century and was bracing for another round of storms. Three metres of snow fell in the space of 48 hours in some parts of the country and more than a metre is forecast to fall today […]

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  • Search Starts For New World Bank President

    • Date: 12/01/19
    • Desmond Davies, GNA London Bureau Chief, Ghana News Agency

    The Global Warming Policy Forum (GWPF) said it welcomed Dr Kim’s departure, accusing him of turning “the World Bank into a green think tank, betraying its core mission of lifting the world’s most disadvantaged populations out of poverty.” London, Jan. 11, GNA – The search is on for the next President of the World Bank following […]

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  • China: No More Wind Or Solar If It Can’t Beat Coal On Price

    • Date: 11/01/19
    • John Parnell, Forbes

    China has said it will not approve wind and solar power projects unless they can compete with coal power prices. Beijing pulled the plug on support for large solar projects, which had been receiving a per kWh payment, in late May. That news came immediately after the country’s largest solar industry event and caught everyone by surprise. Officials are […]

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  • China’s Electric Car Companies Slump Amid Reports Of Subsidy Cuts

    • Date: 11/01/19
    • The Economic Times

    Shares in China’s new energy vehicle (NEV) makers and other firms in the industry chain are pummelled, after media reports that Beijing this year could continue to cut subsidies for NEVs. The CSI new energy vehicles index, which tracks major NEV players on the mainland, skids as much as 2.7 per cent. Wuxi Lead Intelligent […]

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