• U.S. Judge Throws Out Climate Change Lawsuits Against Big Oil

    • Date: 26/06/18
    • Associated Press

    San Francisco (AP) — A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out lawsuits that sought to hold big oil companies liable for the Earth’s changing environment. Noting […]

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  • Electric Teslas No Greener Than Petrol And Diesel Cars

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • Daily Mail

    They are marketed as being among the world’s most environmentally friendly vehicles. But Teslas may be as bad for the planet as their petrol and diesel equivalents, it was claimed yesterday. Analysts found the amount of greenhouse gas used in building a Tesla and generating the electricity to charge it was no different to petrol cars. […]

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  • It’s All Over: India To Scrap Subsidy For Private Electric Cars

    • Date: 25/06/18
    • The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: The Centre plans to scrap cash incentives currently offered to buyers of electric cars despite having incentivised these clean fuel technologies till just a few months back. The move, experts said, will further dampen sales of private electric cars. Policy-makers justified the move, saying the government has now decided to give cash subsidies to electric […]

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  • Scientists: 30 Years Of Data Show ‘Godfather’ Of Global Warming Was Wrong

    • Date: 23/06/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen famously warned Congress almost 30 years ago to the day that human activities had put the world on the path to disaster, but two scientists now say the global warming “godfather’s” predictions were wrong. Cato Institute scientists Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue compared Hansen’s temperature predictions to real-world observations […]

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  • Shock, Horror: CO2 Shortage Sparks Fears Over World Cup Beer Supplies

    • Date: 20/06/18
    • Financial Times

    Beer and fizzy drinks are in danger of falling flat after fears of a shortage of carbon dioxide production in Europe surfaced at the weekend. Concerns about CO2 are usually more about there being too much of the gas. But a shortage among some of the biggest suppliers in north-western Europe has emerged, potentially endangering […]

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  • Forget Paris: Not A Single EU State Is Meeting Paris Climate Targets

    • Date: 19/06/18
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    Not a single EU state is meeting Paris climate targets, a new analysis finds. It’s been close to three years since countries worldwide signed the Paris Agreement, which obligates nations pledge to commit themselves to intending (or something like that) to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions in order to “safeguard the planet’s future”. The language of the […]

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  • Record 1.4 Billion Euros To Stabilise German Power Grid

    • Date: 18/06/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The costs for power grid stabilising measures rose to a record 1.4 billion euros in 2017 (880 million euros in 2016), says the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) in its report on grid and system security measures. This was due to lagging grid expansion, a Europe-wide cold spell at the beginning of 2017 and a record […]

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  • Renewable Energy An Existential Risk To Australian Industry

    • Date: 17/06/18
    • Xinhua News Agency

    The Australian industry will be put at risk unless the federal government’s new energy policy guarantees round-the-clock power at internationally competitive prices, according to the country’s biggest aluminium producer. Tomago chief executive Matt Howell said renewable forms of energy were unable to deliver reliable and affordable power to energy-intensive users. “We cannot, in our approach […]

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