• Germany’s Climate Agenda On The Brink Of The Abyss

    • Date: 24/01/19
    • Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt

    Germany’s once-in-a-century experiment Energiewende will enter its hot and decisive phase next weekend. Germany is serious about being the only industrial country in the world to simultaneously abandon nuclear energy and coal-fired power generation.     The 31 members of the government commission “Growth, Structural Change, Employment” will decide on the final plan on Friday […]

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  • China’s New Coal Boom As Country Starts Up New Mines

    • Date: 21/01/19
    • Reuters

    BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s December coal output climbed 2.1 percent from the year before, government data showed, hitting the highest level in over three years as major miners ramped up production amid robust winter demand and after the country started up new mines. Cranes unload coal from a cargo ship at a port in Lianyungang, […]

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  • U.S. Conservatives Want More Permanent Exit From Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 21/01/19
    • The Washington Times

    President Trump has announced the U.S. is withdrawing from the Paris climate accord negotiated by President Obama, but some activists say Republicans should do more and truly put the spike into it. They fear that if Mr. Trump was able to withdraw based on his signature, a future president could easily rejoin with another signature. Their solution: […]

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  • Tesla To Sack 7% Of Workforce To Save Company

    • Date: 20/01/19
    • CNBC

    Tesla as a billion dollar debt coming due, and it could wipe out nearly a third of the company’s cash if the stock price doesn’t improve. About $920 million in convertible senior notes expires on March 1 at a conversion price of $359.87 per share. But Tesla’s stock hasn’t traded above $359 for weeks. If the shares are […]

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  • Key Democratic Lawmakers Skeptical of Carbon Tax

    • Date: 17/01/19
    • Vermont Public Radio

    A growing number of climate advocates say increasing the price of fossil fuels is the surest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but leaders in the House and Senate are resisting calls for a carbon tax in Vermont. During the last two legislative sessions, lawmakers introduced several bills that would have assessed a new tax on carbon-emitting […]

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  • The Growing Absurdities Of The German Energiewende

    • Date: 16/01/19
    • Christoph Eisenring, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

    In Bavaria, two gas-fired power plants of the latest generation stand around as investment ruins. Nevertheless, one of the operators wants to build a third one at the same location. This can only be understood against the background of the misguided German Energiewende. At the beginning of the year, the number of successful reports on […]

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  • Environmentalists Fear Trump’s Pick Will Reverse World Bank’s Climate Change Focus

    • Date: 15/01/19
    • Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times

    Given Mr. Trump’s record of shaking up the international order — he has moved to pull the U.S. out of UNESCO and the Paris climate accord — it would come as no surprise if he replaces the climate-conscious Mr. Kim with an executive eager to bring coal-fired power to Africa and Asia. World Bank President […]

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  • US Threatens Sanctions On German Firms Building Russian Pipeline

    • Date: 14/01/19
    • Reuters

    U.S. President Donald Trump has accused Germany of being a “captive” of Moscow because of its reliance on Russian energy and urged it to halt work on the $11 billion gas pipeline. The pipeline, which would carry gas straight to Germany under the Baltic Sea, has also been criticized in some quarters because it would […]

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