• Trump Hasn’t Decided Yet Whether To Leave Paris Climate Deal, Sources Say

    • Date: 31/05/17
    • Bloomberg

    President Donald Trump hasn’t yet decided whether to keep the U.S. in the landmark Paris agreement on climate change but is leaning toward exiting the accord, according to two people familiar with the matter. The administration is preparing for several different outcomes and is lining up experts to speak to the media when an announcement is […]

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  • East European States Mount Revolt Against Paris Agreement

    • Date: 30/05/17
    • Arthur Neslen, Climate Home

    East European EU states are mounting a behind-the-scenes revolt against the Paris Agreement, blocking key measures needed to deliver the pledge that they signed up to 18 months ago. Under the climate accord, Europe promised to shave 40% off its emissions by 2030, mostly by revising existing climate laws on renewables, energy efficiency and its […]

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  • EU Climate Policy Threatens To Destroy What Is Left Of Europe’s Steel Industry

    • Date: 29/05/17
    • Reuters

    Steelmakers in Europe have written to EU leaders urging them not to burden the industry with extra carbon emissions costs they say would make them uncompetitive against foreign rivals and raise the risk of job losses and plant closures. Draft reforms to the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) post-2020, agreed in outline by the European […]

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  • Group of 7 Meeting Ends Without Agreement on Climate Change

    • Date: 27/05/17
    • Daily Mail

    President Trump refuses to bow to pressure from world leaders on climate change and insists he’ll do ‘what’s best for the United States’. Donald Trump says he will announce his ‘final decision’ on whether or not the US will stay in the Paris climate agreement next week. The president’s surprise announcement came in the form […]

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  • For Now, Trump Refuses To Cave On Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 27/05/17
    • Tim Kington, The Times

    President Trump dug in his heels last night over committing America to the climate deal signed by President Obama, citing fears that such an agreement could threaten US jobs. Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, heads of the European Council and European Commission, flank the leaders of the G7: Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, President Trump, Paolo […]

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  • U.S. Republicans Warn Trump: Staying In Paris Deal Will Preserve Obama-Era Green Regulations

    • Date: 25/05/17
    • The Washington Times

    Republican senators on Thursday morning warned President Trump that remaining in the landmark Paris climate pact will essentially guarantee that a host of Obama-era environmental regulations remain on the books for good. In a letter to the president, the lawmakers urged Mr. Trump to withdraw from the deal, which calls on the U.S. to cut […]

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  • India Halves Tax On Coal, Increases Tax On Solar Panels

    • Date: 25/05/17
    • Reuters

    State-run Coal India Ltd, saddled with millions of tonnes of unsold coal, is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial government decision to more than halve the local sales tax on the fuel after a jump in local supplies. The world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitting country said last Friday it would lower the […]

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  • Trump’s Budget Eliminates Funding For UN Global Warming Programmes

    • Date: 24/05/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    The Trump administration has proposed eliminating nearly $1.6 billion in international programs aimed at promoting green energy and fighting global warming. That includes providing no funding to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF), which hands out money for programs to adapt or mitigate global warming. The White House said this proposal is in line […]

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