• Australian PM Turnbull Faces Revolt Over Green Energy Policy

    • Date: 15/06/17
    • The Australian

    Angry Coalition MPs have warned Malcolm Turnbull against embracing a clean energy target that hits consumers with higher prices, in a revolt against a sweeping plan to shift the economy to wind and solar power. Malcolm Turnbull in question time yesterday. Picture: Kym Smith fierce reaction is aimed at forcing the Prime Minister to rule […]

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  • US Refuses To Sign G7 Statement On Climate And Green Funding

    • Date: 12/06/17
    • Reuters

    The United States refused to sign up to the Group of Seven major industrialized economies’ statement on climate change and plans to fund sustainable development, a statement from the group’s environment ministers said on Monday. The U.S. said it did not sign up to statements by its G7 colleagues from Italy, Canada, Japan, France, Britain […]

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  • Denmark Ends Green Incentives, Electric Car Sales Collapse

    • Date: 10/06/17
    • Bloomberg

    The electric car has dropped out of favor in the country that pioneered renewable energy. Once considered one of the world-leaders in the take-up of electric vehicles, Denmark’s sales of electric vehicles have slumped dramatically in the first quarter of 2017 as the government scales back EV incentives. Sales in Denmark of Electrically Chargeable Vehicles […]

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  • G20 Summit: Merkel’s Anti-Trump Front Is Crumbling

    • Date: 10/06/17
    • Der Spiegel

    In the run-up to the G20 summit, the German Government is trying to isolate US President Trump. According to SPIEGEL, Angela Merkel is lobbying for a commitment to the Paris climate agreement from as many statesmen as possible. But it’s not that easy. First cracks in the climate alliance emerged early – just after Donald […]

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  • Canada Shows Commitment To Fighting Global Warming By Asking China To Invest In Its Oil Industry

    • Date: 09/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Just eight days after Canada criticized U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the Trudeau government invited China to invest billions to revive massive oil fields in the northwestern part of the country. Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr hopes that Chinese investment into oil sands development will reboot the struggling sector after losing $22.5 billion […]

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  • LOL: EU’s CO2 Emissions On The Rise, Blaming Cold Winter

    • Date: 06/06/17
    • Energy Live News

    The EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2015 for the first time since 2010. According to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the 0.5% increase happened largely due to increasing demand for transport – better fuel efficiency in the sector was not enough to offset this. The report suggests a slightly […]

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  • New Paper: ‘Private Benefit Of Carbon Is Much Higher Than Social Cost Of Carbon’

    • Date: 06/06/17
    • Richard S.J. Tol, University of Sussex

    Abstract: The private benefit of carbon is the value, at the margin, of the energy services provided by the use of fossil fuels. It is the weighted average of the price of energy times the carbon dioxide emission coefficient, with energy used as weights. The private benefits is here estimated, for the first time, at […]

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  • Green Madness: Energy Bills Rise €30 To Pay For EU Green Energy Targets

    • Date: 05/06/17
    • The Times

    Electricity bills [in Ireland] are set to rise by more than €30 a year from October to pay for meeting EU targets on renewable energy. The Commission for Energy Regulation confirmed that it had approved a €104 million increase in the public service obligation (PSO) levy to €496.5 million. This will mean that domestic customers […]

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