• 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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  • Ontario’s New Prime Minister Announces End Of Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax

    • Date: 16/06/18
    • Office of the Premier-designate

    Incoming government will use every power available to challenge federal government’s authority to impose a carbon tax on Ontario families, individuals and small businesses TORONTO — Premier-designate Doug Ford today announced that his cabinet’s first act following the swearing-in of his government will be to cancel Ontario’s current cap-and-trade scheme, and challenge the federal government’s authority […]

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  • Coal Comeback Spurs New CO2 Emissions Growth, Says BP

    • Date: 13/06/18
    • Reuters

    Global greenhouse gas emissions began rising again last year as the first pick-up in coal burning since 2013 overshadowed a record expansion in renewable energy, a BP report said. Energy demand accelerated in 2017 by 2.2 percent, but a 17 percent gain in clean power such as solar and wind did little to offset the […]

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  • Green No More: Germany Pours Cold Water On EU’s Green Energy Ambitions

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • EurActiv

    Voters across Europe have lost faith in politics partly because of “unachievable targets” on renewable energy, said German Energy Minister Peter Altmaier, rejecting calls from a group of other EU countries to boost the share of renewables to 33-35% of the bloc’s energy mix by 2030. Altmaier made the comments during an on-the-record exchange between […]

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  • Government Report To Confirm Germany Will Widely Miss 2020 Climate Target

    • Date: 11/06/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The government’s Climate Protection Report 2017 will confirm that Germany is set to miss its 2020 national climate target by a wide margin. A draft, seen by the Clean Energy Wire, says that the country will only reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent compared to 1990, instead of the 40 percent aimed for. An internal paper of […]

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  • Apocalypse Now: Pope Warns Of Global Destruction Without Green Energy Shift

    • Date: 09/06/18
    • Reuters

    VATICAN CITY, June 9 (Reuters) – Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe. “Civilisation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilisation,” the pope told top oil company executives at the end of […]

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