• Tesla Erupts In Chaos After Senior Execs Abandon Sinking Ship

    • Date: 07/09/18
    • Bloomberg

    The turmoil at Tesla Inc. reached a fever pitch Friday, as news emerged that two senior executives will leave Elon Musk’s electric-car maker a matter of hours after he smoked marijuana during an hours-long interview with a comedian. Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton gave notice Tuesday that he was resigning less than a month into the job, according to […]

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  • Australia: Paris Climate Deal Doesn’t Stop Us Building New Coal Plants

    • Date: 07/09/18
    • The Guardian

    Australia does not need to quit the Paris climate agreement because our commitments are non-binding, and new coal plants can continue to be constructed, according to the resources minister, Matt Canavan. Australia does not need to quit the Paris climate agreement because our commitments are non-binding, and new coal plants can continue to be constructed, according to the resources […]

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  • Engineers Warn Of Bill Shock Under Green Energy Surge

    • Date: 06/09/18
    • The Australian

    Electricity bills will soar and gas and coal-fired power stations will close if the share of wind and solar generation increases dramat­ically, engineers have warned after analysing the nation’s ­energy supply. The analysis casts doubt on Labor’s claim that a 50 per cent renewable energy target — the centrepiece of the opposition’s climate change policy […]

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  • Roll-Back: Europe’s Carmakers Challenge EU Climate Targets

    • Date: 05/09/18
    • Deutsche Welle

    European carmakers have openly questioned the EU’s 2021 car emissions goals, rejecting tougher reduction targets planned for 2030. They claim the bloc’s climate targets and its push toward more e-cars will cost jobs.    The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) admitted on Tuesday that Europe’s car industry would find it hard to meet the EU’s 2021 […]

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  • ‘Climate Leader’ Germany: Police Clear Protesters, New Coal Mining Imminent

    • Date: 05/09/18
    • Deutsche Welle

    German police have expelled protesters in the Hambach Forest near Aachen. Environmental demonstrators have for years opposed plans to expand one of Germany’s largest open-pit coal mines.      Several hundred German police officers moved into Hambach Forest in western Germany on Wednesday to expel dozens of protesters. The forest, located between the cities of Aachen and Cologne, hosts one […]

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  • India To Double CO2 Emissions By 2030 – But Within Paris Commitments

    • Date: 04/09/18
    • India Climate Dialogue

    In 2030, when countries have to take stock of their commitments under the Paris climate agreement, India will double its carbon dioxide emissions from its 2012 levels, but will still be within its intensity pledge, according to a new study by experts from the New Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and elsewhere. This is […]

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  • U-Turn: German Social Democrats (SPD) Warn Against Hasty Exit From Coal Power

    • Date: 03/09/18
    • Xinhua

    German Social Democrat (SPD) leader Andrea Nahles has issued a warning on Friday against a hasty exit from national coal power generation in Germany without taking the impact thereof on regional unemployment into account. Speaking to the magazine “SPIEGEL”, Nahles attacked the Green party (Gruene) for condemning steel workers to material deprivation by pursuing radical […]

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  • Australian Trade Minister Tells Europe: Don’t Listen To ‘What We Say’ On Climate Change

    • Date: 02/09/18
    • The New Daily

    Australia’s Trade Minister Simon Birmingham has dismissed suggestions the $15 billion free trade deal with Europe could be in jeopardy by Australia’s actions on climate change. “Look at the track record, judge us not just by what we say, but what we do in terms of outcomes that are being achieved,” the minister told Sky Newson […]

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