• For Now, Trump Refuses To Cave On Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 27/05/17
    • Tim Kington, The Times

    President Trump dug in his heels last night over committing America to the climate deal signed by President Obama, citing fears that such an agreement could threaten US jobs. Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker, heads of the European Council and European Commission, flank the leaders of the G7: Justin Trudeau, Angela Merkel, President Trump, Paolo […]

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  • U.S. Republicans Warn Trump: Staying In Paris Deal Will Preserve Obama-Era Green Regulations

    • Date: 25/05/17
    • The Washington Times

    Republican senators on Thursday morning warned President Trump that remaining in the landmark Paris climate pact will essentially guarantee that a host of Obama-era environmental regulations remain on the books for good. In a letter to the president, the lawmakers urged Mr. Trump to withdraw from the deal, which calls on the U.S. to cut […]

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  • India Halves Tax On Coal, Increases Tax On Solar Panels

    • Date: 25/05/17
    • Reuters

    State-run Coal India Ltd, saddled with millions of tonnes of unsold coal, is expected to be the biggest beneficiary of a controversial government decision to more than halve the local sales tax on the fuel after a jump in local supplies. The world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitting country said last Friday it would lower the […]

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  • Trump’s Budget Eliminates Funding For UN Global Warming Programmes

    • Date: 24/05/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    The Trump administration has proposed eliminating nearly $1.6 billion in international programs aimed at promoting green energy and fighting global warming. That includes providing no funding to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF), which hands out money for programs to adapt or mitigate global warming. The White House said this proposal is in line […]

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  • India To Tax Wealthy Solar Investors

    • Date: 23/05/17
    • Financial Times

    India is at risk of undermining its own ambitious solar power targets, executives have warned, after it emerged that the government intends to tax parts for solar panels at more than double the rate of coal under a new national goods and services tax. Photovoltaic cells will be taxed at 18 per cent under plans for the […]

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  • China Claims Methane Hydrates Breakthrough May Lead To Global Energy Revolution

    • Date: 21/05/17
    • CNN Money

    China is talking up its achievement of mining flammable ice for the first time from underneath the South China Sea. Methane Hydrates: China’s Real South China Sea Goal? Estimates of the South China Sea’s methane hydrate potential now range as high as 150 billion cubic meters of natural gas equivalent. That’s sufficient to satisfy China’s […]

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  • American Shale Boom Forces OPEC To Consider Even Deeper Cuts

    • Date: 20/05/17
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    OPEC may make further production cuts and extend an existing deal to curb oil output for a further nine months as it battles to prop up global prices in the face of a resurgent American shale industry. Ministers of the 13 member states of the oil exporters’ group, which pumps a third of the world’s […]

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  • Germany’s Energiewende ‘An Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster’, Leading Social Democrat Warns

    • Date: 19/05/17
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    In a referendum slated for this coming Sunday, Swiss citizens are being called to vote on a national energy strategy, dubbed Energiestrategie 2050. Germany Green Party co-founder and former federal Homeland Minister Otto Georg Schily warns Swiss citizens voting on energy referendum that the Energiewende is “an economic, social and ecological disaster”.  Now it is reported […]

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