• Bavarian Prime Minister Calls For Suspension Of Carbon Tax & Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 21/03/20
    • No Tricks Zone

    To provide relief from the deepening pandemic crisis, Bavaria Prime Minister has called for the suspension of Germany’s carbon tax and renewable energy subsidies which have made electricity rates in Germany among the world’s highest. The draconian measures implemented to cub the so-called COVID-19 pandemic are having a profound impact on the German economy as […]

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  • Green Deal Facing Delays Due To Coronavirus, EU Admits

    • Date: 20/03/20
    • EurActiv

    The European Commission is having to re-order its priorities in the face of the coronavirus crisis, with “non-essential” initiatives like the biodiversity strategy and the farm-to-fork strategy likely to be delayed by several weeks, EURACTIV understands. Officially, the show must go on. But in private, officials admit that Brussels is having to review its priorities […]

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  • Czech PM Urges EU To Ditch Green Deal Amid Coronavirus Crisis

    • Date: 17/03/20
    • EurActiv

    The Czech premier, whose country depends on nuclear energy and coal, said Monday (16 March) the European Union should ditch its landmark green law seeking carbon neutrality as it battles the novel coronavirus. “Europe should forget about the Green Deal now and focus on the coronavirus instead,” Prime Minister Andrej Babiš told reporters, without explaining […]

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  • Eleven Million Jobs At Risk From EU Green Deal, Trade Unions Warn

    • Date: 11/03/20
    • EurActiv

    The European Green Deal risks deepening economic and social divisions between east and western EU countries, trade unions say, warning the 27-member bloc risks imploding before it reaches its 2050 climate neutrality goal. Trade unions have stepped up warnings that the Green Deal put forward by the European Commission in December last year will put […]

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  • Green Deal Crisis: EU’s Carbon Border Levy Faces Long Delay As Germany Fears U.S. Retaliation

    • Date: 10/03/20
    • Financial Times

    Brussels’ plan for a carbon border levy on imports risks getting snarled up in political resistance and compliance that could radically reduce the scope of the measure and delay it for years, officials have warned.  As part of the EU’s push to become climate neutral by 2050, the European Commission has promised a “carbon border […]

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  • Oil In Freefall As Saudis Slash Prices In All-Out Crude War

    • Date: 09/03/20
    • Bloomberg

    Oil markets crashed more than 30% after the disintegration of the OPEC+ alliance triggered an all-out price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia that is likely to have sweeping political and economic consequences. Brent futures suffered the second-largest decline on record in the opening seconds of trading in Asia, behind only the plunge during the […]

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  • EU Risks A Green Deal Backlash

    • Date: 04/03/20
    • Financial Times

    There is a good chance that Poland and other countries might resist this “very aggressive” proposal Wherever Greta Thunberg goes, the media circus tends to follow. So the fact that she is in Brussels on Wednesday, as the EU unveils the first stages of its green deal climate law, will undoubtedly deliver some eye-catching soundbites.  The […]

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  • Neo-Nazis Go Green (Again)

    • Date: 01/03/20
    • Beth Gardiner, The New York Times

    Why is the far right suddenly paying attention to climate change? As an environmental journalist, I’ve been covering the frightening acceleration of climate change for more than a decade. As a person who believes in the tenets of liberal democracy, I’ve watched the rise of white-supremacist, anti-immigrant and nationalistic ideologies with similar dread over the […]

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