• Nuanced Climate Views of Presidential Adviser Concern Senate

    • Date: 24/08/18
    • Sara Reardon, Nature News

    Drogemeier refuses to board the bandwagon. Meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier, US President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), says that science should be conducted without political interference or influence. “I am absolutely firm on the point,” Droegemeier told a Senate committee during his nomination hearing on 23 August. But […]

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  • Trump’s New Science Adviser Unites All Sides

    • Date: 22/08/18
    • Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue, The Hill

    Long-vacant position at top of OSTP to be filled. After a long vacancy, President Trump nominated Kelvin Droegemeier of Oklahoma to fill the position of Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), often referred to as the White House Science adviser. John Holdren, Obama’s science adviser, called him “a very good pick.” Climate scientists such as Katherine […]

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  • Australia Pulls Out of Climate Change Targets Agreed at Paris Conference

    • Date: 21/08/18
    • Harry Cockburn, The Independent

    Cheaper power is now the number one priority. Embattled Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has abandoned plans to set a new emissions reduction target, following a revolt by MPs in his own government amid a potential leadership challenge. Mr Turnbull’s signature energy policy – the National Energy Guarantee – contained a pledge to cut Australia’s emissions by […]

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  • Turmoil Down Under: Turnbull Leadership Challenge ‘Almost Inevitable’

    • Date: 20/08/18
    • Sam Duncan, Daily Mail Australia

    Malcolm Turnbull is forced into a humiliating backdown on energy policy as pressure mounts on him to quit as Prime Minister – with MPs now in ‘open revolt’ against his leadership. —Malcolm Turnbull announced raft of major National Energy Guarantee changes— —Queensland Liberal National Party president urged MPs to withdraw support— —Gary Spence said half […]

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  • Canadian Tidal Energy Project Collapses

    • Date: 20/08/18
    • Paul O’Donoghue, The Times

    Cape Sharp Tidal project to close One of Canada’s largest utility companies has pulled the plug on a tidal energy project after the collapse of Open Hydro. Emera, a public energy company, has announced that it is withdrawing from its involvement in the Cape Sharp Tidal project in the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia […]

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  • Australian PM Dumps Paris Target

    • Date: 17/08/18
    • Andrew Probyn, ABC News

    Malcolm Turnbull has capitulated to rebels in his own party, dumping a plan to embed Paris Agreement targets into national legislation. To appease critics and lessen the prospect of a backbench revolt, the Prime Minister will instead propose setting emissions targets by regulation, which does not need the assent of Parliament. The reconfigured climate and […]

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  • The ‘Brazilian Trump’ Leading the Presidential Race Wants to Leave the Paris Climate Accord

    • Date: 16/08/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Brazil’s leading presidential candidate, the right-wing Jair Bolsonaro, wants to follow in the footsteps of President Donald Trump and take his country out of the Paris climate agreement. Bolsonaro mentioned taking Brazil out of the Paris accord when he announced his presidential bid in late July. Bolsonaro retweeted a picture of his son, Edward, with former […]

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  • Bolsonaro: I Will Take Brazil Out of Paris Agreement

    • Date: 15/08/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The frontrunner in the Brazilian presidential race, Jair Bolsonaro, has said he would follow Donald Trump and take Brazil out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. UN officials have reacted furiously, fearing this would be a devastating blow to international climate negotiations. The withdrawal of South America’s largest emitter would be particularly embarrassing given that […]

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