• Conservative Alliance Targets Climate Alarmists Down Under

    • Date: 16/10/19
    • The Australian

    The new voice of Australia’s conservative movement has vowed to go after radical left-wing groups in a national campaign against “clim­ate alarmists”, after accusing members of activist group Extinction Rebel­lion of being criminals who pose a menace to society. Liz Storer, a 36-year-old former Liberal councillor and ministerial adviser, will be announced on Wednesday as the new […]

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  • Ecuador’s Leader Reinstates Fuel Subsidies After Deadly Energy Revolt

    • Date: 15/10/19
    • The Wall Street Journal

    President Lenín Moreno agreed to scrap a decree to eliminate fuel subsidies and indigenous groups called an end to strikes and protests after almost two weeks of street clashes triggered by Ecuador’s austerity measures. The announcement of the deal late Sunday sparked cheers and dancing among thousands of demonstrators who had set up roadblocks made […]

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  • China Cuts Subsidies: Green Cars Sales Drop 34%

    • Date: 14/10/19
    • Financial Times

    Purchases fell for third consecutive month following government cuts to subsidies New energy vehicle sales in China, the world’s largest car market, fell for the third month in a row as a slowdown in the overall market expands to electric vehicles following cuts in government subsidies. Sales of NEVs — which include hybrids and fully […]

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  • Electric-Car Owners Hard Hit by Massive California Power Shutdown

    • Date: 12/10/19
    • Yahoo News

    Nearly a million Californians are now without power as the electric company deliberately shut it off this week, fearing high winds would spark wildfire. Nature built California to burn. And there’s only so much Elon Musk, Pacific Gas & Electric, or anyone else can do to diminish that. “All Tesla Supercharger stations in regions affected […]

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  • EU Carbon Border Tax Emerges As Green Weapon Against Competitors

    • Date: 10/10/19
    • Bloomberg

    BRUSSELS (Bloomberg) — The European Union is poised to bring trade policy into the fight against climate change, a move that risks stoking global commercial tensions. European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen wants to craft a carbon border tariff for the EU, the world’s biggest single market, as part of a Green Deal to […]

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  • ‘Green’ Germany Faces Relegation To 2nd League

    • Date: 10/10/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Britain risks relegation from the advanced league of global economic powers within a decade if it is not careful, but less obviously so does Germany. The close siblings have opposite flaws. While the British are gambling wildly on political and economic upheaval – full of dangers, yet also breath-takingly bold – the German people are […]

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  • Ten Countries Block EU Climate Target Change

    • Date: 07/10/19
    • EurActiv

    Environment ministers agreed on Friday (4 October) to “update” the EU’s current emission reduction pledge next year but fell short of saying by how much. Ten countries blocked attempts by the others to commit outright to an increase there and then. At an environment council meeting in Luxembourg, the EU’s 28 national delegates gave their […]

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  • India Has 150 Million Drivers But Only 8,000 Want Electric Cars

    • Date: 06/10/19
    • Bloomberg

    The Kona sells for about $35,000 while the average Indian earns about $2,000 a year. No wonder barely more than 8,000 EVs were sold in India in the past six years. Hyundai Motor Co. launched India’s first electric SUV this summer with a quirky TV commercial urging millennials to “Drive Into the Future.” A few months later, the automaker […]

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