• China’s Production Of Electricity From Coal Surges To Record Levels

    • Date: 03/05/17
    • Michael Cooper, Platts

    December’s record power generation from coal represented a 7% year-on-year increase on China’s coal-fired electricity output of 385.6 billion kWh in December 2015, according to the national statistics bureau. Anyone with doubts about China’s demand for energy including for thermal coal needed to sustain its gigantic economy should cast their eyes over the latest statistics […]

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  • In White House, Momentum Turns Against Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 03/05/17
    • Juliet Eilperin, The Washington Post

    Foes of the Paris climate agreement have gained the upper hand in the ongoing White House debate over whether the U.S. should pull out of the historic pact, according to participants in the discussions and those briefed on the deliberations, although President Trump has yet to make a final decision. Senior administration officials have met […]

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  • Pull Out Of Paris Climate Deal, US Energy Group Tells Trump

    • Date: 01/05/17
    • UPI

    The U.S. president needs to pull the country out of the Paris climate agreement in order to stimulate the oil and gas sector, a trade group said. The Western Energy Alliance, a trade group representing the business interests of the exploration and production sector in several western states, said President Donald Trump should pull out of the […]

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  • Trump Administration Lawyers To Assess Legal Implications Of Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 01/05/17
    • Andrew Restuccia, Politico

    Trump administration lawyers plan to meet Monday to discuss the legal implications of remaining in the Paris climate change agreement, two people familiar with the meeting told POLITICO. Critics of the 2015 accord have quietly been mounting a behind-the-scenes effort to convince President Donald Trump that sticking with the deal would pose legal hurdles. The […]

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  • Trump Promises To Make ‘Big Decision’ On ‘One-Sided Paris Deal’ Soon

    • Date: 30/04/17
    • India Today

    President Donald Trump has promised to make a “big decision” on the “one-sided” Paris climate deal soon as he alleged that the US is being unfairly targeted by asking to pay money while major polluting nations like Russia, China and India are contributing nothing. President Donald Trump marked his 100th day in office in a […]

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  • Court Delivers Trump Victory On Climate Rule

    • Date: 29/04/17
    • John Siciliano, Washington Examiner

    A federal appeals court gave the Trump administration a major victory Friday by placing a case on hold regarding former President Barack Obama’s landmark climate change regulation. The decision means the court will not issue a ruling before the Trump administration has time to propose repealing the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of Obama’s climate […]

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  • How Team Trump Plans To Kill Obama’s Paris Climate Deal By Declaring It A Treaty

    • Date: 28/04/17
    • Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times

    As President Trump’s top advisers prepare to hash out a final policy on the Paris climate agreement dumped onto their laps by President Obama, another option has hit the table: Declare the deal a treaty and send it to the Senate to be killed. The treaty option could emerge as the middle ground in the […]

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  • Greens? Nein Danke: Germany’s Once Powerful Green Party Faces Existential Crisis

    • Date: 24/04/17
    • Süddeutsche Zeitung

    For Germany’s long-successful Green Party the political situation is slowly becoming precarious. Meanwhile, their support in the polls is approaching the parliamentary five percent hurdle. On Sunday, the opinion research institute Emnid presented its latest survey. According to the pollsters, the Greens are now on only six percent – the worst support the Institute has […]

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