• German Minister Announces End Of Unilateral Climate Targets

    • Date: 11/03/17
    • Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt

    Germany has always acted as pioneer and model pupil in climate policy. This role is now coming to an end. Minister of the Chancellery, Peter Altmaier, has denounced climate unilateralism. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Minister of the Chancellery Peter Altmaier; photo: Federal Government of Germany/Kugler “I am not the most weighty, but the most […]

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  • G-20 Poised To Signal Retreat From Paris Climate Deal Pledge

    • Date: 11/03/17
    • Joe Ryan, Bloomberg

    Finance ministers for the U.S., China, Germany and other members of the Group of 20 economies may scale back a robust pledge for their governments to combat climate change, ceding efforts to the private sector. Citing “scarce public resources,” the ministers said they would encourage multilateral development banks to raise private funds to accomplish goals set […]

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  • White House: Obama’s Climate Plan Is Gone — And There’s No Replacement

    • Date: 09/03/17
    • Evan Lehmann, E&E News

    The White House intends to unravel the Clean Power Plan without providing a replacement, according to a source briefed on the issue. An executive order expected to be released next week also instructs the Justice Department to effectively withdraw its legal defense of the climate rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District […]

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  • Report: Germany’s Energiewende Threatens To Become An Economic Disaster

    • Date: 08/03/17
    • Daniel Wetzel, Die Welt

    As the cost of Germany’s green energy transition continues to rise, the number of green energy jobs is falling. That is the conclusion of a new study by McKinsey. What is more, Government policy is failing the most important goal of the Energiewende. The cost of Germany’s Energiewende continues to rise – by 14 billion euros by the year […]

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  • Germany’s Once Powerful Green Party Fears General Election Crash

    • Date: 08/03/17
    • Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten

    Germany’s Green Party must fear to miss the five percent threshold to get into the Bundestag at the general elections later this year. According to a recent INSA opinion poll, support for Germany’s Green Party stands at a meager 6.5 percent. Not long ago, the Greens had hoped to be able to move into the Bundestag […]

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  • Trump To Scrap Obama’s Climate Plan, Costly Coal Rules

    • Date: 06/03/17
    • John Siciliano, Washington Examiner

    President Trump plans to sign an executive order this week that scraps two major Obama energy and climate regulations in one fell swoop. The presidential executive order aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda, and the Interior Department’s moratorium on new coal mining leases, which […]

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  • China’s Electric Cars Sales Plunge After Subsidy Cuts

    • Date: 06/03/17
    • Bloomberg

    Electric vehicle sales in China plunged 75% in January after the government cut subsidies by more than a fifth starting this year, raising the question of whether the country can sustain demand for green cars without generous grants. China is considering dialing back or delaying proposed measures aimed at pushing automakers to produce more electric vehicles, […]

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  • China Softens Coal Focus in Bid to Clean Up Its Skies

    • Date: 05/03/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Premier Li Keqiang announces plan to eliminate more than 50 gigawatts of coal-power capacity A newly built Chinese state-owned coal-fired power plant in Liuzhi county, Guizhou province, on Feb. 7. PHOTO: KEVIN FRAYER/GETTY IMAGES China’s government pledged to dramatically slow a coal-power building binge that is threatening its environment, saying Sunday it would shut down dozens of […]

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