• Climate War? EU Could Use Carbon Border Tax Against Brexit Britain, Warns MEP

    • Date: 31/01/20
    • EurActiv

    The EU could deploy a carbon border tax against the UK after Brexit, according to the head of the European Parliament’s environment committee, if Westminster diverges from bloc rules on issues like carbon markets. French MEP Pascal Canfin told reporters on Monday (27 January) that the EU “should be tough” and “shouldn’t be afraid of […]

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  • Electric Vehicle Sales Fall Despite A Proliferation Of New Models

    • Date: 26/01/20
    • Carscops

    As more and more electric vehicles hit the market, it would be reasonable to assume that sales of EVs would be rising consistently. However, according to new figures, that’s not the case. The Los Angeles Times reports that while 45 new all-electric and plug-in hybrids debuted in the U.S. last year, just 325,000 EVs and plug-in […]

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  • The Tide Is Turning: Angela Merkel Urges Dialogue Between Skeptics And Believers To Tackle Climate Change

    • Date: 24/01/20
    • Reuters

    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The world needs an open dialogue about climate change to heal the gap between sceptics and believers since time is running out to cut the emissions that drive global warming, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday. “Time is pressing, so we – the older ones, I am 65 years old […]

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  • Donald Trump Rejects Environmental ‘Prophets Of Doom’ In Davos Address

    • Date: 21/01/20
    • World Economic Forum

    US President Donald Trump urges Davos delegates to ignore ‘perennial prophets of doom’ and accuses environmental activists of being ‘radical socialists’. Transcript: To protect our security and our economy, we are also boldly embracing American energy independence. The United States is now by far the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in […]

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  • Economic Downturn Diverts Davos Focus From Climate Agenda

    • Date: 21/01/20
    • Financial Times

    The IMF has trimmed its forecasts for global economic growth this year, casting a shadow over the opening of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos. Organisers of the annual gathering of the rich and powerful had wanted this year’s event to promote a more cohesive and sustainable world, hoping to urge […]

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  • China’s Cheap Electric Cars May Kill European & U.S. Competitors

    • Date: 19/01/20
    • Oilprice.com

    A rush of Chinese exports of cheap electric cars around the world could put pressure on the entire auto industries of Europe and the U.S. While Western automakers race to capture market share in the world’s biggest electric car market, China, hundreds of Chinese electric vehicle (EV) makers have sprung up in recent years to […]

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  • Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Youth Activists’ Climate Lawsuit

    • Date: 18/01/20
    • Associated Press

    A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people. The judges wrote that ending the use of fossil fuels in the U.S. alone would not be enough to slow or stop climate change. A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by 21 young people who claimed the U.S. government’s climate […]

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  • Mark Carney ‘Absolutely’ Opposes Oil Divestment

    • Date: 16/01/20
    • Terence Corcoran, Financial Post

    I have some welcome news for Canada’s fossil fuel industry. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, soon to be the UN envoy on climate finance, will not be joining the fossil fuel divestment movement. “I absolutely disagree with divestment campaigns,” Carney said in an email to an FP Comment column reader in Calgary. Carney’s categorical rejection of […]

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