• EU Blasts Trump For Rejecting Climate Accord, Then Increases Coal Exports From USA

    • Date: 30/07/17
    • Daily Express

    US Coal exports have jumped more than 60 percent this year due to soaring demand from Europe and Asia, according to government data, allowing President Donald Trump’s administration to claim that efforts to revive the battered industry are working. GETTY — US coal exports have jumped more than 60 per cent this year due to demand […]

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  • Green Suicide: German Car-Makers Face Existential Crisis After Betting On ‘Green’ Diesel

    • Date: 29/07/17
    • The Daily Telegraph

    “Against the backdrop of the diesel scandal, illegal agreements amount to a nuclear meltdown for the German car industry’s credibility.” At the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, the prize exhibit is the Benz Patent-Motorwagen of 1885, the first car ever made. It is a potent symbol for a car industry that is not just the jewel […]

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  • Geopolitical Shale Revolution: World Energy Now Pits Russia Versus U.S.

    • Date: 29/07/17
    • Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes

    OPEC is no longer in control of oil prices. Russia is. And Russia no longer is the dominant force of natural gas. The United States is. The battle for markets of cleaner and apparently abundant natural gas isn’t Iran versus Saudi Arabia; it’s the United States versus Russia. Leonid Mikhelson, Russia’s richest man and chairman of privately […]

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  • After Paris: Next Steps for the Trump Administration’s International Climate Agenda

    • Date: 28/07/17
    • Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation

    President Trump announced his intentions to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. On multiple occasions since the announcement, he has mentioned renegotiating the agreement. No amount of negotiating will change the fact that international climate accords are costly non-solutions that commit both the developed and developing world to lower standards of living. If the […]

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  • China’s Electric Car Sales Hit As Beijing Cuts Subsidies (To $10.000 Per Car)

    • Date: 27/07/17
    • Daniel Ren, South China Morning Post

    After three in the fast lane China’s electric car market has hit a speed bump this year as reduced government subsidies dent drivers’ buying interest. According to UBS, sales growth of new-energy vehicles including pure electric cars and plug-in hybrid automobiles, are expected to slow to 20 per cent for the whole year in 2017, […]

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  • Global Warming Reality Check: Largest Maize Harvest In The History Of South Africa

    • Date: 27/07/17
    • CNBC Africa

    South Africa will harvest 15,969 million tonnes of maize this season, the biggest crop on record after improved weather conditions across the maize belt boosted yields, the government’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) said on Wednesday. The estimate is up 2 percent compared to the CEC’s June forecast of 15.6 million tonnes. The previous record harvest […]

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  • UBS Expects Wider Loss For Tesla As Demand For Its Cars Is Slackening

    • Date: 26/07/17
    • CNBC

    UBS now expects a wider loss for Tesla’s second quarter, citing the company’s recent decline in quarterly vehicle deliveries. In a note sent Wednesday, UBS analyst Colin Langan said he projects a loss per share for the period of $1.80, compared with an earlier estimate of $1.32 per share. His full-year estimate is now for a loss […]

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  • German States Take Trumpian Climate U-Turn

    • Date: 26/07/17
    • Breaking News

    Germany is at risk of tacitly joining Donald Trump in turning its back on the Paris climate change deal. Two of the country’s regional governments have decided to put preserving jobs in coal mines and power plants ahead of cutting carbon emissions. If Europe’s largest economy misses its targets, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s environmental credentials – […]

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