• Inuit Accuse Green Activists Of Racism Over ‘Factually Untrue’ Polar Bear Claims

    • Date: 16/12/17
    • CBC Radio

    A conservation group that released footage of an emaciated polar bear has come under fire for suggesting Inuit hunters are downplaying the effects of climate change in order to protect their bottom line. Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern is coming to the defence of Inuit polar bear hunters after a marine conservation group accused them of […]

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  • Is Tesla On The Brink Of Disaster?

    • Date: 15/12/17
    • U.S. News

    The man who predicted Enron’s fall sees a similar path for Tesla. Famed Tesla Inc short-seller and founder of Kynikos Associates Jim Chanos is doubling down on his prediction that Tesla stock is a ticking time bomb. In a new interview this week with Bloomberg, Chanos said Tesla will be the “poster child” of the […]

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  • Germany To Open Another New Coal Power Plant

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Reuters

    German utility Uniper will start up its Datteln IV hard-coal fired power station in the fourth quarter of 2018, it said in slides for an analyst and investor call on Thursday, having previously planned to start it in the first half 2018. The Datteln IV coal power plant will start up in 2018 The 1,050 […]

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  • China Suffers Natural Gas Shortage As Coal Ban Backfires

    • Date: 14/12/17
    • Associated Press

    City government of Beijing, which in March closed its last coal-fired power plant, has issued an emergency order to restart a coal-burning generator. Chinese authorities have commandeered supplies of natural gas to heat homes, forcing chemical plants and factories to shut down, after efforts to clear smog-choked air by banning coal use backfired by causing […]

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  • Emmanuel Macron: The End Is Nigh & The World Is ‘Losing The Climate Battle’

    • Date: 13/12/17
    • Euronews

    French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a bleak assessment on the fight against climate change, telling an audience of world leaders and company executives at the One Planet Summit that the world is “losing the battle.” He said that “in 50, 60 or 100 years, many heads of state won’t have countries to govern” because climate […]

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  • Massive Austria Gas Plant Blast Plunges Europe Into Energy Crisis

    • Date: 12/12/17
    • Daily Express

    Pipeline deliveries across large parts of the continent have been thrown into chaos as a result of the deadly blast at the Baumgaerten site in eastern Austria. In Britain, Europe’s biggest gas market, the price of gas for immediate delivery soared by 35 per cent to 92p per therm, its highest level since 2013. The […]

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  • EU Climate Consensus Broken: Centre-Right Parties Reject Green-Left Policy Proposals

    • Date: 10/12/17
    • EurActiv

    A partisan divide has emerged in the European Parliament over proposals to beef up the governance of the Energy Union, with conservative and centre-right lawmakers rejecting what they described as an “outdated”, “inflexible” approach supported by the Greens and left-wing parties. Members of the 8th European Parliament Members of [two] European Parliament [committees] voted on […]

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  • 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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