• As Boulder Sues, 15 U.S. States Oppose Global Warming Lawsuits

    • Date: 23/04/18
    • John O’Brien, Forbes

    Two days after local officials in the Boulder, CO, area filed a lawsuit that attempts to hold large energy companies liable for the alleged effects of global warming, the state’s top lawyer showed that she disagrees with their legal argument by coming out against similar lawsuits in California. On April 19, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman joined […]

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  • Polar Bears Not Starving, Says Wildlife Manager

    • Date: 23/04/18
    • Geoff Bartlett · CBC News

    One of the people who oversees an Indigenous hunt of polar bears says the population is doing well, despite heart-wrenching photos online suggesting some bears are starving. Every year, the Nunatsiavut government awards polar bear licences to Inuit hunters living in the northern Labrador settlement area. The Inuit set a quota of 12 polar bears this winter. Nunatsiavut […]

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  • ‘Time to Reset the Climate Change Debate’: Philipp Lengsfeld

    • Date: 20/04/18
    • William Powell, Natural Gas World

    The proper boundaries between industry, politics and science have become blurred, preventing a rational debate about energy policy and climate change, according to a scientist and former German member of parliament Philipp Lengsfeld. The public, whose interests they would normally serve, therefore instead finds itself caught in the middle, passive not active. Dr Philipp Lengsfeld […]

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  • Green Europe Declines, China To Double Shale Gas Production

    • Date: 17/04/18
    • Energy Voice

    Chinese shale gas production will almost double between now and 2020, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) has predicted. Woodmac said China had made significant progress over the last decade, growing to nearly 600 wells and 9 billion cubic metres (bcm) of production last year. Production is expected to reach 17 bcm in 2020. Nearly 700 new […]

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  • Forget Paris: India Slashes Plans For New Nuclear Reactors By Two-Thirds, Expanding Coal Instead

    • Date: 16/04/18
    • Dan Yurman, Energy Post

    India has decided to cut its planned nuclear power plant construction by two-thirds. This will further expand the country’s use of coal for electrical power generation The Financial Express, one of India’s major newspapers, reports that the Narendra Modi government, which had set an ambitious 63,000 MW nuclear power capacity addition target by the year 2031-32, has […]

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  • Pruitt To End A Tactic Obama Used To Justify Massive EPA Rules

    • Date: 14/04/18
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt will soon end a regulatory practice the Obama administration employed to justify imposing costly air quality rules. EPA will soon stop relying on “co-benefits” in crafting new regulations, Pruitt told a gathering at the conservative Heritage Foundation on Wednesday, according to two sources with knowledge of Pruitt’s remarks. President […]

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  • Leaked EU Files Show Brussels Cover-Up And Collusion On Putin’s Gazprom Abuses

    • Date: 13/04/18
    • Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Daily Telegraph

    Vladimir Putin’s abusive stranglehold over European gas supplies has been laid bare by explosive EU documents, exposing deliberate violations of EU law and a pattern of political bullying over almost a decade. The longest investigation in EU history found that the Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom has used its enormous power to pressure vulnerable states in Eastern Europe, and to […]

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  • EU Documents Lay Bare Russian Energy Abuse

    • Date: 12/04/18
    • EuObserver

    Russian firm Gazprom has been strangling EU energy markets for years, documents show, as the European Commission takes aim at its new pipeline, Nord Stream 2. The Russian firm’s “abusive practices” were highlighted in internal commission documents, which came to light on Tuesday (10 April), pertaining to a seven-year old anti-trust dispute. The papers included a […]

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