• Germany, Italy, Hungary & Poland Reject Net-Zero Climate Target

    • Date: 07/05/19
    • EurActiv

    Confidential documents prepared in advance of a two-day EU summit in Brussels have exposed an East-West divide in Europe on climate change, with Germany siding with Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in their refusal to commit to climate neutrality by 2050. The governments of France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Luxembourg […]

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  • Around The World Climate Politics Are Turning Increasingly Sceptical

    • Date: 05/05/19
    • H. Sterling Burnett, The Heartland Institute

    From Alberta to Australia, from Finland to France and beyond, voters are increasingly showing their displeasure with expensive energy policies imposed by politicians in an inane effort to fight purported climate catastrophe. Skepticism about whether humans are causing dangerous climate change has always been higher in the United States than in most industrialized countries. As […]

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  • From China To The US, Dwindling Subsidies Take Shine Off Electric Cars

    • Date: 04/05/19
    • Nikkei Asian Review

    Beijing’s decision to gradually fade out its generous subsidies for electric vehicles was widely known in the industry, but when the official announcement came on March 26, many were caught by surprise. “The new policy was more aggressive than we expected,” said Joseph Wong, Nomura’s Hong Kong-based automotive industry analyst, in a research note published the […]

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  • U-Turn: German Christian Democrats Ditch Carbon Tax

    • Date: 03/05/19
    • Spiegel Online

    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU), has bowed to pressure by the party’s business wing: The CDU will not accept a carbon tax, according to information by SPIEGEL magazine. The Christian Democrats (CDU) will position itself against a carbon tax on climate protection. Party leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer decreed at the party’s board […]

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  • Better Than Thought: Record Maize Crop Expected For Brazil

    • Date: 29/04/19
    • Farmer's Weekly

    It is expected that record maize volumes will be realised in Brazil’s second crop-growing season, or the so-called safrinha, thereby increasing maize production for the 2018/2019 marketing year by 18% to 95 million tons. This can be attributed to a 5% or 17,5 million hectare increase in the area planted to maize year-on-year, as well […]

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  • Forget Climate Hysteria: India Set For Best-Ever Crop Production

    • Date: 28/04/19
    • The New Indian Express

    India’s wheat production is estimated at a record 99.12 million tonnes in 2018-19 crop year, which runs from July to June, about 2 per cent higher than last year’s. NEW DELHI: Faced with bumper production of wheat in an election year, the Central government has raised the import duty on wheat to 40 per cent from […]

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  • Rising Cost Of Climate Policies Could Weigh On European Elections

    • Date: 27/04/19
    • New Europe

    The surge in the cost of CO2 emissions could affect the results of European Elections as a number of parties are opposing the environmental policy. As the Yellow Vest movement in France started due to a popular resentment on increased fuel taxes, this is not an idle threat for environmentally friendly policy. The far-right Alternative […]

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  • Green Energy Wars: Solar Energy Threatened By Wind Lobby

    • Date: 26/04/19
    • Associated Press

    The threat is coming from an unlikely source, a utility known as an alternative energy champion for its installation of thousands of wind turbines across the landscape When Todd Miller began his two-person solar installation business in a suburb of Des Moines, one of the challenges he faced was keeping up with customer orders, as […]

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