• EU Divided Over Future Of Cap And Trade, Failure To Reach Agreement

    • Date: 15/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    European Union carbon allowances fell the most in almost three weeks after the bloc’s negotiators failed to reach a deal yesterday to overhaul the region’s cap-and-trade programme, prolonging uncertainty over the fate of a plan to alleviate a market glut. After more than 13 hours of talks in Brussels, policy makers suspended negotiations on the […]

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  • Trump Taps Climate Skeptic For Top White House Environmental Post

    • Date: 14/10/17
    • Denver Post

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday tapped Kathleen Hartnett-White, a former chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, to head a key White House office that coordinates environmental and energy policies across the government. The nomination of Hartnett-White to chair the administration’s Council on Environmental Quality is not entirely surprising – she previously […]

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  • New Study: Tony Abbott’s Climate Views Are Shared By Business Leaders Down Under

    • Date: 13/10/17
    • Venessa Bowden, The Conversation

    Tony Abbott’s doubts about climate science and predicted climate impacts have a long history of support among Australian business leaders. Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week drew renewed attention to himself with a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, a London-based climate sceptic group, in which he voiced a range of doubts about climate science […]

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  • New Report: World Bank “Abandons The Poor”

    • Date: 13/10/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation

    A new report: The Anti-Development Bank: The World Bank’s Regressive Energy Policies by the London-based Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) finds that the World Bank has abdicated its primary mission of tackling poverty in the developing world. The report, written by author and former Treasury adviser Rupert Darwall, with a foreword by the distinguished economist and former […]

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  • Cold Feet: EU Member States Dodge Paris Pledge, Diluting Climate Targets

    • Date: 12/10/17
    • EurActiv

    Loopholes in a draft EU law aimed at curbing global warming emissions from transport, buildings and agriculture will result in a mere 23% cut by 2030 instead of the 30% originally foreseen, environmental activists have warned, denouncing a cynical ploy by EU member states to dodge their pledges made under the Paris Agreement. Environment ministers […]

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  • Obama’s Clean Power Plan Is Finally Getting The Axe. But Climate Skeptics Want More

    • Date: 11/10/17
    • E&E News

    The Trump administration today will officially announce the end of the Clean Power Plan, a regulation limiting planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. But the conservative crowd that’s skeptical about climate change says its work is just beginning. U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt argued yesterday that the climate rule is a reflection of President […]

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  • EPA Chief Scott Pruitt To Scrap Obama’s Clean Power Plan

    • Date: 09/10/17
    • Fox News

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that the Trump administration is moving to scrap the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s signature regulatory program to curb emissions from coal-fired power plants. Pruitt made the announcement at an event in Hazard, Ky., casting the previous policy as unfair. “That rule really was about picking winners and […]

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  • On Eve Of Tony Abbott’S GWPF Lecture, Australian Government Ditches Green Energy Traget

    • Date: 09/10/17
    • The Courier & Mail

    The Turnbull Government has prevented a backbench revolt by moving to ditch the Clean Energy Target proposed by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has given the strongest indication yet the Federal Government would not adopt the policy, saying a freefall in the cost of renewables meant there was no point in more subsidies. […]

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