• Chinese Government Faces Growing Outcry Over Coal Ban As Millions Freeze In Winter Cold

    • Date: 07/12/17
    • South China Morning Post

    China has relaxed a coal ban in northern cities designed to reduce air pollution amid a growing outcry from people left without a reliable energy supply as winter sets in. The government’s initial restriction on burning coal led to millions of families being forced to convert to cleaner fuels, such as natural gas, for heating […]

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  • EU Member States Abandon Legally Binding Targets For Renewable Energy

    • Date: 06/12/17
    • EurActiv

    For the past ten years, EU member states have been obliged to meet national targets for renewable energy. From 2020, they will be free of these constraints. The 2020 targets were adopted in 2008, when EU lawmakers were in a very different mood. It was before the economic crisis, and the EU’s crisis of confidence. […]

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  • Ipsos Mori: Things Are Not As Bad As People Believe

    • Date: 06/12/17
    • Bobby Duffy, The Conversation

    A new survey from Ipsos Mori reveals that the public in 38 countries have deeply inaccurate views about crime, terrorism and many other important social issues. And this is not just the result of random guessing – there is a systematic pattern to our errors. We tend to think things are worse than they are, and they’re […]

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  • Tesla Is Where Hype Goes To Die

    • Date: 06/12/17
    • Wolf Richter, Business Insider

    Tesla – which lost $619 million in Q3 – delivered only 3,590 vehicles in November in the US, down 18% from a year ago. Friday was the monthly moment of truth for automakers in the US. They reported the number of new vehicles that their dealers delivered to their customers and that the automakers delivered directly to […]

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  • Global Warming: 2017 Sets New Record For Global Food Production

    • Date: 01/12/17
    • United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    Global cereal production in 2017 is forecast to surpass last year’s record levels. Global stocks of rice and coarse grains are also set to reach record levels. World cereal markets are likely to be comfortably balanced in 2017/18, with total supplies exceeding projected demand and inventories on the rise. Global cereal production in 2017 is forecast to […]

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  • Green Lobbyists Are Scrambling To Save Their Subsidies From GOP Tax Reform

    • Date: 01/12/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    The GOP tax plan looks like it could pass out of the Senate, a prospect that has green energy companies scrambling to save their tax subsidies. The Senate tax plan, which moved to a formal debate Wednesday, would make it harder for green energy companies to exchange their tax subsidies for financing. “Without tax equity financing, most […]

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  • Germany’s Glyphosate U-Turn Angers Green Lobby

    • Date: 28/11/17
    • Politico

    An EU vote approving the use of a controversial weedkiller for another five years triggered an immediate backlash from Paris and Rome, and is poisoning German politics on the eve of grand coalition talks. After more than two years of fierce political debate over whether glyphosate causes cancer, EU countries on Monday voted to renew the license […]

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  • Green Lobby Defeated As Germany Swings EU Vote In Favour Of Glyphosate

    • Date: 27/11/17
    • Deutsche Welle

    EU member states have voted to extend the license for controversial weedkiller glyphosate. Germany’s approval was crucial in the vote, but it could derail coalition talks between Merkel’s conservative bloc and the SPD.     People wearing Juncker mask behind a banner saying democracy vs. glyphosate (Reuters/Y. Herman) An appeal committee of the EU’s executive […]

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