• 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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  • German Conservatives Call For Radical Change Of Germany’s Climate Policy

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Arnd Henze, Tageschau

    Two days after the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the conservative wing of the ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) is demanding a radical change in Germany’s climate policy. A statement submitted to the ARD Capital Studio, the “Berliner Kreis (Berlin Circle)”, which includes numerous federal and communal politicians of the […]

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  • EU-China Trade Tensions Undermine Anti-American Front On Paris Deal

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Politico

    Europe and China’s efforts to show a common front on climate change against U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday stumbled when Brussels and Beijing failed to bridge their differences on trade. At an annual EU-China summit shadowed by Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, top EU officials and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on […]

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  • Stock Markets Hit Record High After Trump Withdraws From Paris Agreement

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Daily Express

    Stock markets in Britain and the US have surged to record highs as Donald Trump pulled America out of the Paris climate agreement.   The president faced a backlash after confirming that he would reverse his Barack Obama’s decision to join the pact to cut emissions.  But stock markets appeared to brush off the news.The […]

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  • Statement By President Trump On The Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 02/06/17

    The White House, Rose Garden, 1 June 2017 THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila.  We’re closely monitoring the situation, and I will continue to give updates if anything happens during this period of time.  But it is really very sad as […]

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  • Trump Announces U.S. Withdrawal From The Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 01/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    President Donald Trump has made good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, undoing a crowning achievement of the Obama administration. Trump promised to “cancel” the Paris Agreement on the campaign trail, but his own White House was split on the issue. The president already issued executive orders to roll back […]

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  • Trump To Announce Decision On Paris Climate Deal Later Today

    • Date: 01/06/17
    • Fox News

    President Trump will announce his decision on the involvement of the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet the president sent on Wednesday night. Trump is expected to announce that he is pulling the United States out of the deal, two sources told Fox News. “I will be […]

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