• Green Madness: Ireland ‘Doomed’ To Face Hundreds Of Millions In CO2 Fines

    • Date: 14/04/17
    • Catherine Sanz, The Times

    Ireland is unlikely to avoid having to pay multimillion-euro fines for missing emissions targets, the Environmental Protection Agency has warned. The country is “doomed” to face hundreds of millions of euros in sanctions. Emissions from the agriculture and transport sectors are increasing at a rapid pace, the watchdog said yesterday. It forecasted that by 2020 […]

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  • Fracking Comes To Alaska, Triggering New Oil Boom

    • Date: 13/04/17
    • Andrew Follett, Daily Caller

    Hydraulic fracturing is coming to Alaska, and one professor thinks it could change global politics in favor of U.S. interests. Companies have discovered in the last year at least 5 billion barrels of recoverable oil on Alaska’s North Slope — a 14 percent increase in U.S. proven reserves. These finds could significantly increase U.S. oil production, changing […]

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  • Paris Accord Is A Dead Deal Walking As $100 Billion Climate Fund Disappears

    • Date: 12/04/17
    • The American Interest

    Shocking news—the magic $100 billion climate fund appears not to be taking shape! Even optimistic estimates sat the fund is $40 billion short, and developing countries say that understates the problem. The Financial Times: Climate ministers from Europe, India, Brazil and South Africa have gone to Beijing in recent weeks, hoping to sustain momentum from the […]

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  • Emerging Nations Urge Trump Administration To Honour Obama’s $100 Billion Climate Funding Pledge

    • Date: 11/04/17
    • Reuters

    China, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialized countries to honor financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change, they said in a statement on Tuesday. Following a meeting in Beijing, climate change ministers from the “BASIC” bloc of four major emerging economies called on rich […]

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  • No Consensus: G7 Energy Ministers Fail To Agree On Climate Change

    • Date: 10/04/17
    • Daily Mail

    G7 energy ministers have failed to agree a statement on climate change this afternoon because of ‘US reservations’, it has emerged. Top officials from the Group of Seven industrial nations gathered in Rome, Italy today amid growing concerns over the US administration’s moves to unravel policies aimed at stalling global warming. Environmental activists fear US President Donald Trump is dismantling Barack Obama’s […]

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  • Court To Decide On Trump’s Climate Regulation Rollback

    • Date: 09/04/17
    • John Siciliano, The Washington Examiner

    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule next week on whether it will go along with President Trump’s executive order on reversing Obama-era climate change regulations affecting coal-fired power plants, according to the president of a coal group involved in the underlying litigation. “We support [the Department of Justice] asking the court to hold […]

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  • Poland Rejects EU Climate Targets, Prime Minister Warns

    • Date: 07/04/17
    • The Global Times

    Poland doesn’t agree with the introduced European Union (EU) climate policy norms, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo announced Wednesday. “As for climate policy, our position is clear: we do not agree with the norms that have been introduced. We will be consistent in protesting and looking for new solutions,” Szydlo said. She made the remarks […]

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  • As West Goes Green, China Dominates Global Energy Infrastructure Finance

    • Date: 04/04/17
    • James Kynge, Financial Times

    Lending lifts Beijing’s diplomatic clout in developing world and opens up overseas markets China turbo-charged its lending to overseas energy projects last year, burnishing the attraction of its “infrastructure diplomacy” to the developing world and reinforcing its position as the dominant supplier of global development finance as Donald Trump draws back on such US funding […]

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