• The Greta Effect: Global CO2 Emissions Increased By 1.9% In 2018

    • Date: 23/10/19

    Global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion and processes increased by 1.9% in 2018 compared with 2017, according to a report from the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). The Fossil CO2 & GHG emissions for all world countries report presents the latest updates from the Emission Database for Global Atmospheric Research (EDGAR) tool developed by the JRC […]

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  • New Coal Boom As China Opens 17 New Mines This Year

    • Date: 22/10/19
    • The Times

    China is expanding its coal power infrastructure despite pledges to curb carbon emissions. Analysis reveals that the amount allocated to large infrastructure projects by Beijing has doubled this year, with airports and high-speed rail lines among 21 schemes allocated a total of £83.9 billion. Included in the new allocations is funding for 17 new coal […]

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  • Brexit Is Delaying Global Action To Fight Climate Change

    • Date: 21/10/19
    • Forbes.com

    It looks like that the EU’s December summit will be overtaken by Brexit – pushing adoption of its 2050 climate plan into 2020, and maybe even beyond.  In June, European prime ministers meeting in Brussels were unable to agree on an EU proposal to completely decarbonize by 2050. Poland, with the backing of a few other Eastern […]

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  • Conservative Alliance Targets Climate Alarmists Down Under

    • Date: 16/10/19
    • The Australian

    The new voice of Australia’s conservative movement has vowed to go after radical left-wing groups in a national campaign against “clim­ate alarmists”, after accusing members of activist group Extinction Rebel­lion of being criminals who pose a menace to society. Liz Storer, a 36-year-old former Liberal councillor and ministerial adviser, will be announced on Wednesday as the new […]

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  • Ecuador’s Leader Reinstates Fuel Subsidies After Deadly Energy Revolt

    • Date: 15/10/19
    • The Wall Street Journal

    President Lenín Moreno agreed to scrap a decree to eliminate fuel subsidies and indigenous groups called an end to strikes and protests after almost two weeks of street clashes triggered by Ecuador’s austerity measures. The announcement of the deal late Sunday sparked cheers and dancing among thousands of demonstrators who had set up roadblocks made […]

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  • China Cuts Subsidies: Green Cars Sales Drop 34%

    • Date: 14/10/19
    • Financial Times

    Purchases fell for third consecutive month following government cuts to subsidies New energy vehicle sales in China, the world’s largest car market, fell for the third month in a row as a slowdown in the overall market expands to electric vehicles following cuts in government subsidies. Sales of NEVs — which include hybrids and fully […]

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  • Electric-Car Owners Hard Hit by Massive California Power Shutdown

    • Date: 12/10/19
    • Yahoo News

    Nearly a million Californians are now without power as the electric company deliberately shut it off this week, fearing high winds would spark wildfire. Nature built California to burn. And there’s only so much Elon Musk, Pacific Gas & Electric, or anyone else can do to diminish that. “All Tesla Supercharger stations in regions affected […]

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  • EU Carbon Border Tax Emerges As Green Weapon Against Competitors

    • Date: 10/10/19
    • Bloomberg

    BRUSSELS (Bloomberg) — The European Union is poised to bring trade policy into the fight against climate change, a move that risks stoking global commercial tensions. European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen wants to craft a carbon border tariff for the EU, the world’s biggest single market, as part of a Green Deal to […]

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