• U.S. Senate Unanimously Votes Down Green New Deal: Democrats Join Republicans

    • Date: 27/03/19
    • Daily Mail

    The Senate roundly rejected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal as expected on Tuesday with not a single senator voting ‘yes’ for the progressive star’s signature policy initiative.  Ocasio-Cortez defended herself after the defeat and argued she encouraged the Democratic senators to vote ‘present’ instead of in the affirmative.  ‘I encouraged them to vote present, […]

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  • Global Economy Growth = Rise In CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 26/03/19
    • International Energy Agency

    Energy demand worldwide grew by 2.3% last year, its fastest pace this decade, an exceptional performance driven by a robust global economy and stronger heating and cooling needs in some regions. Natural gas emerged as the fuel of choice, posting the biggest gains and accounting for 45% of the rise in energy consumption. Gas demand […]

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  • Carbon Tax Hike: Ireland’s Green Suicide Note

    • Date: 25/03/19
    • The Irish Examiner

    Fourfold increase in carbon taxes to see fuel and energy bills soar A fourfold increase in carbon taxes is “on the table” for the forthcoming budget, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has declared. Major spikes in household energy bills and car fuel will have to occur to fund the shift to renewable energy, the Government is warning. […]

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  • Climate Change Splits U.S. Democrats

    • Date: 22/03/19
    • The Hill

    Centrist Democrats are pushing back on the fast-paced approach to climate change legislation preferred by “Green New Deal” supporters, arguing instead for a more gradual manner that they think will have a stronger chance of passing and reaching across the aisle. The press by members of the New Democrat Coalition and other high-ranking lawmakers illustrates […]

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  • Climate Sceptical Party Is The Big Winner In Dutch Elections

    • Date: 21/03/19
    • NL News

    With most of the votes counted in Wednesday’s provincial elections, Thierry Baudet’s right-wing nationalist and climate sceptical Forum voor Democratie (FvD) appears to have won most votes, is the biggest Dutch party and will take 13 seats in the senate in May. Forum, which is pro Nexit and does not believe in climate change, campaigned […]

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  • Green Energy Transition Is Destroying Germany’s Competitiveness, CEO Warns

    • Date: 20/03/19
    • ICIS News

    MUNICH, Germany (ICIS)–The increasing operational costs arising from Germany’s transition away from nuclear and coal energy could lead to upheavals in German industry “that no one can or want to imagine”, according to Wacker Chemie CEO Rudolf Staudigl said on Tuesday. The Germany-headquartered specialty chemicals producer reported a year-on-year fall in net income for 2018 and projected […]

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  • Dutch Elections: Coalition Government May Lose Majority Due To Carbon Taxes

    • Date: 18/03/19
    • NL Times

    On Wednesday the Netherlands will elect the members of the Provincial States, who in turn will determine the composition of the Dutch Senate. The expectation is that the coalition government will lose its current majority in the Senate. The latest poll by Maurice de Hond shows right-wing party FvD gaining massive support compared to the […]

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  • Climate Wars: Ireland’s Left-Wing Parties Oppose Higher Carbon Taxes

    • Date: 16/03/19
    • The Irish Times

    Sinn Féin and Solidarity-People Before Profit have been accused of opposing progressive measures to tackle climate change by refusing to endorse a “carbon fee and dividend” proposal which would benefit (sic) the less well off. The measure is proposed in a climate action report being finalised by an all-party committee, which is due to be […]

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