• Record Crop To Push U.S. Corn Supplies To 33-Year High

    • Date: 13/05/20
    • Reuters

    U.S. corn supplies will rise to their highest in 33 years due to massive plantings and what is expected to be a record crop. [It’s] a bounty so big that it will outweigh export demand and increased ethanol usage as the biofuel sector recovers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government said […]

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  • European Commission Rejects ‘Climate-Related Conditions’ For Covid-19 Recovery Aid

    • Date: 12/05/20
    • Reuters

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s top climate official encouraged governments on Monday to attach green conditions to public support for coronavirus-hit companies, after the bloc’s executive opted not to do so at the EU level. The European Commission, which approves state support schemes, updated its temporary rules on Friday for firms receiving government aid […]

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  • Without Subsidies Germany’s Solar Industry Could Implode This Summer

    • Date: 12/05/20
    • EurActiv

    Germany’s solar industry is in deep crisis and may implode in the summer as a legal end to subsidies looms. Solutions have been around for a long time, but internal power struggles and debates over distance rules between wind turbines are holding back progress.  The country’s solar industry is collecting signatures and writing incendiary letters […]

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  • Post-Pandemic: China’s Ascent To Global Superpower Based On Cheap Coal

    • Date: 10/05/20
    • Radio Free Asia

    This year’s record drop in carbon emissions due to the COVID-19 crisis has renewed questions about China’s continued push for coal-fired power as the government pursues economic recovery. Last week, the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimated that worldwide carbon emissions linked to global warming will plunge nearly 8 percent this year in the wake of […]

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  • While EU Faces Existential Crisis, Its Leaders Push For Total Decarbonisation

    • Date: 09/05/20
    • Reuters

    (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers are considering toughening the bloc’s planned climate law, with stricter near-term emission goals and a binding commitment for every member state to decarbonize by 2050, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. Such goals are required if the world is to stick within limits scientists say are needed to […]

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  • EU & UK Clash As Climate Conditions Threaten Post-Brexit Trade Deal

    • Date: 07/05/20
    • Financial Times

    EU push to incorporate Paris agreement adds to tension over post-Brexit relationship The UK is resisting EU moves to incorporate guarantees on respecting international climate change commitments in a future trade deal, adding to mounting disagreements on both sides over how to forge their post-Brexit relationship. EU officials said the most recent negotiating round with […]

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  • Professor Deepak Lal Passes Away At 80

    • Date: 04/05/20
    • T C A Srinivasa Raghavan, Indian Business Standard

    Deepak Lal, one of the world’s leading economists and a founding member of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), passed away on April 30 at the age of 80. Deepak Lal was deeply suspicious of governments and politicians. That could have been one reason why he quit India’s foreign service in 1966 after just three […]

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  • Facing Economic Disaster, EU Declares Oil And Gas Are No Longer ‘Fossil Fuels’

    • Date: 03/05/20
    • Financial Times

    As Europe faces economic catastrophe due to the shutdown of most of its businesses and industries, EU officials have decided to protect cheap oil and gas from green campaigners who are trying to shut down all industries that continue to use fossil fuels (Net Zero). Investors, politicians and campaigners have hit out at EU regulators’ […]

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