• Chief Science Adviser Attacks Scientists’ Political ‘Arrogance’ And Academic ‘Over-Hype’

    • Date: 01/10/17
    • Times Higher Education

    The chief science adviser to the prime minister of New Zealand has accused scientists of “hubris” and “arrogance” when they comment on government policy. Chief Science Advisor, Professor Sir Peter Gluckman Sir Peter Gluckman, who also chairs the International Network for Science Advice to Governments, levelled a series of sharp criticisms at researchers and science organisations […]

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  • Red Line On Green Taxes: German Liberals Demand Abolition Of Green Energy Levy

    • Date: 30/09/17
    • PV Magazin

    Energy policy is likely to become one of the most challenging issues in German coalition negotiations for a so-called Jamaica coalition between CDU, CSU, FDP and the Green Party. In an interview, the Treasurer of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) outlines his party’s red lines on energy and climate policy. In the aftermath of Germany’s […]

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  • Could Germany’s Green Energy Disaster Bring Down Angela Merkel?

    • Date: 29/09/17
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    The split between Angela Merkel’s two potential junior coalition parties over Germany’s green energy disaster seems to be unsolvable. That could mean that the days of Angela Merkel may be numbered, and those of the Energiewende as well. Angela Merkel’s grand coalition government with the opposition SPD socialist party took a massive beating in last Sunday’s […]

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  • Germany’s $800 Billion Merkel-Made Climate Disaster

    • Date: 21/09/17
    • Bloomberg

    Germany has spent some 650 billion euros ($780 billion) on subsidies for green power in recent decades. But the country’s climate targets “won’t be a near miss but a booming failure.” By 2030, the eastern German town of Poedelwitz will likely be razed to get at the rich veins of coal beneath its half-timbered houses. […]

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  • Tony Abbott: ‘I Will Vote Against Clean Energy Target’

    • Date: 20/09/17

    Tony Abbott has sent a warning to Malcolm Turnbull that he will cross the floor of parliament and vote against any government ­attempt to legislate a clean energy target, in a move that threatens to increase divisions in the Coalition partyroom over energy policy. The threat came as the Prime Minister yesterday blamed Mr Abbott […]

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  • NYT: Trump Adviser Tells Foreign Ministers U.S. Will Leave Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 18/09/17
    • The New York Times

    UNITED NATIONS — Gary D. Cohn, the top White House economic adviser, told ministers from several major allies on Monday that the Trump administration was “unambiguous” about its plans to withdraw from the Paris agreement on climate change unless new terms were met. Ministers emerging from the 90-minute breakfast in a back room of The […]

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  • Well Prepared & More Resilient: How US Refineries Passed Hurricane Test

    • Date: 18/09/17
    • Financial Times

    Three weeks after Hurricane Harvey, it is clear that U.S. oil and gas companies have mostly been able to withstand the onslaught. Lessons learned from previous storms, in particular hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, have made operations more resilient. As Hurricane Harvey battered southern Texas on August 27, the National Weather Service described it […]

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  • U.S. Ready To Renegotiate Paris Climate Agreement, Officials Say

    • Date: 17/09/17
    • Reuters

    The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday. President Donald Trump was willing to work with partners in the Paris agreement if the United States could construct a set of terms that are fair and balanced for Americans, Tillerson said on […]

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