• Germany’s $800 Billion Merkel-Made Climate Disaster

    • Date: 21/09/17
    • Bloomberg

    Germany has spent some 650 billion euros ($780 billion) on subsidies for green power in recent decades. But the country’s climate targets “won’t be a near miss but a booming failure.” By 2030, the eastern German town of Poedelwitz will likely be razed to get at the rich veins of coal beneath its half-timbered houses. […]

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  • Tony Abbott: ‘I Will Vote Against Clean Energy Target’

    • Date: 20/09/17

    Tony Abbott has sent a warning to Malcolm Turnbull that he will cross the floor of parliament and vote against any government ­attempt to legislate a clean energy target, in a move that threatens to increase divisions in the Coalition partyroom over energy policy. The threat came as the Prime Minister yesterday blamed Mr Abbott […]

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  • NYT: Trump Adviser Tells Foreign Ministers U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 18/09/17
    • The New York Times

    UNITED NATIONS — Gary D. Cohn, the top White House economic adviser, told ministers from several major allies on Monday that the Trump administration was “unambiguous” about its plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change unless new terms were met. Ministers emerging from the 90-minute breakfast in a back room of The […]

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  • Well Prepared & More Resilient: How US Refineries Passed Hurricane Test

    • Date: 18/09/17
    • Financial Times

    Three weeks after Hurricane Harvey, it is clear that U.S. oil and gas companies have mostly been able to withstand the onslaught. Lessons learned from previous storms, in particular hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, have made operations more resilient. As Hurricane Harvey battered southern Texas on August 27, the National Weather Service described it […]

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  • U.S. Ready To Renegotiate Paris Climate Agreement, Officials Say

    • Date: 17/09/17
    • Reuters

    The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. President Donald Trump was willing to work with partners in the Paris agreement if the United States could construct a set of terms that are fair and balanced for Americans, Tillerson said on […]

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  • Trump Will Pull Out Of Paris Climate Agreement, White House Confirms

    • Date: 17/09/17
    • Daily Mail

    Donald Trump is still planning to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement unless the UN can offer ‘better terms,’ despite claims to the contrary, the White House has said. Two members of a recent international meeting said that a White House representative had said the US would maintain the accord, The Wall Street Journal  […]

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  • Tony Abbott Is Winning The Australian Energy Policy Battle

    • Date: 14/09/17
    • The Australian

    The federal government is aiming to exclude the renewable ­energy target from its looming overhaul of the nation’s power supply in a key decision that will sharpen its divide with Labor on the use of coal and gas to guarantee energy security. The government will leave the existing renewables scheme untouched to avoid a dramatic […]

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  • Tony Abbott To Outline Energy Policy At Annual GWPF Lecture

    • Date: 13/09/17
    • The West Australian

    Malcolm Turnbull is staring down coalition backbenchers concerned that a proposed clean energy target could push up power prices and undermine coal-fired power. MPs concerned about the power bill impact of the policy proposed in a report by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel have been emboldened by last week’s Nationals conference passing a motion opposed to […]

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