• Decarbonisation Poses Risks To Europe’s Grid Operators Says Moody’s

    • Date: 20/06/17
    • Power Engineering International

    Europe’s drive to decarbonize its energy “poses long-term risks to the region’s regulated electricity and gas network operators” according to a new report from credit and risk company Moody’s Investors Service. And the study states that Europe’s continued transition to renewables, particularly wind and solar, is prompting new business models, developing technology and evolving regulation […]

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  • EU Divisions Hobble Bid to Lead Climate Deal

    • Date: 20/06/17
    • Emre Peker, The Wall Street Journal

    BRUSSELS—European Union governments clashed Monday over joint efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, highlighting the challenges facing the bloc as it vies to lead the global fight against climate change. Environment ministers from the EU’s 28 members struggled to bridge divides on legislation to cut emissions. Some pushed for carbon subsidies to help plug national shortcomings, while […]

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  • US Energy Department Closes Office Working on Climate Change Abroad

    • Date: 15/06/17
    • The New York Times

    WASHINGTON — The Energy Department is closing an office that works with other countries to develop clean energy technology, another sign of the Trump administration’s retreat on climate-related activities after its withdrawal from the Paris agreement this month. The 11 staff members of the Office of International Climate and Technology were told this month that […]

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  • Australian PM Turnbull Faces Revolt Over Green Energy Policy

    • Date: 15/06/17
    • The Australian

    Angry Coalition MPs have warned Malcolm Turnbull against embracing a clean energy target that hits consumers with higher prices, in a revolt against a sweeping plan to shift the economy to wind and solar power. Malcolm Turnbull in question time yesterday. Picture: Kym Smith fierce reaction is aimed at forcing the Prime Minister to rule […]

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  • US Refuses To Sign G7 Statement On Climate And Green Funding

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • Reuters

    The United States refused to sign up to the Group of Seven major industrialized economies’ statement on climate change and plans to fund sustainable development, a statement from the group’s environment ministers said on Monday. The U.S. said it did not sign up to statements by its G7 colleagues from Italy, Canada, Japan, France, Britain […]

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  • Denmark Ends Green Incentives, Electric Car Sales Collapse

    • Date: 10/06/17
    • Bloomberg

    The electric car has dropped out of favor in the country that pioneered renewable energy. Once considered one of the world-leaders in the take-up of electric vehicles, Denmark’s sales of electric vehicles have slumped dramatically in the first quarter of 2017 as the government scales back EV incentives. Sales in Denmark of Electrically Chargeable Vehicles […]

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  • G20 Summit: Merkel’s Anti-Trump Front Is Crumbling

    • Date: 10/06/17
    • Der Spiegel

    In the run-up to the G20 summit, the German Government is trying to isolate US President Trump. According to SPIEGEL, Angela Merkel is lobbying for a commitment to the Paris climate agreement from as many statesmen as possible. But it’s not that easy. First cracks in the climate alliance emerged early – just after Donald […]

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  • Canada Shows Commitment To Fighting Global Warming By Asking China To Invest In Its Oil Industry

    • Date: 09/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Just eight days after Canada criticized U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the Trudeau government invited China to invest billions to revive massive oil fields in the northwestern part of the country. Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr hopes that Chinese investment into oil sands development will reboot the struggling sector after losing $22.5 billion […]

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