• Europe Divided Over Future Of Climate And Energy Policies

    • Date: 05/11/17
    • Bloomberg

    The buzzword in the Brussels energy and climate bubble is 450, a number that is dividing European Union lawmakers and making coal-dependent Poland fume over upcoming reforms to the world’s biggest carbon market. Negotiators representing the 28-nation bloc and its member states will meet on Nov. 8 to overhaul the Emissions Trading System, the EU’s flagship climate-policy […]

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  • Green Chaos: Climate & Energy Wars Shake Germany’s Political Order

    • Date: 04/11/17
    • Platts

    Preliminary talks to form a coalition government in Germany have made little progress with positions on climate and energy remaining polarized, especially between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s proposed junior partners — the pro-business FDP and the Greens. So far, the four parties have only managed to agree to honor the Paris climate deal, with the Greens […]

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  • Tesla Share Crash Amid Republican Bid To Kill Off Electric Car Tax Break For The Green Elite

    • Date: 03/11/17
    • The Register

    Tesla’s share price took a dive Thursday morning as Republicans in Congress revealed they were planning to kill off a US federal tax credit for electric vehicles. The proposed House tax bill calls for an immediate repeal of the $7,500-per-vehicle credit: something that would have an immediate knock-on impact for Tesla given that it only produces electric cars. […]

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  • Majority Of Australians In Favour Of Quitting Paris Climate Deal For Cheaper Energy

    • Date: 31/10/17
    • The Australian

    Newspoll: Australian voters prefer price cut to Paris accord One in two Australians believes the Paris accord on climate change should be dumped if that helps deliver cheaper power, according to Newspoll. ONE in two Australians believes that the Paris accord on climate change should be dumped if breaking the agreement delivered cheaper domestic power […]

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  • Coal Standoff Hinders Merkel’s Push for Next German Government

    • Date: 28/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    A clash over climate change between two of Angela Merkel’s potential government partners escalated to the point that the German chancellor had to step in to tone things down. With the Greens calling for an end to coal power generation in Europe’s biggest economy by 2030 and the pro-market Free Democratic Party balking, competing interests […]

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  • Climate Policy Threatens To Crash German Coalition Negotiations

    • Date: 26/10/17
    • Spiegel Online

    Germany’s Green Party demands coal exit, Christian Democrats put on the brakes; CDU Prime Minister Laschet threatens to pull the plug on the negotiations. Exploratory talks in Berlin over the possible first Jamaican coalition at federal level have so far been quite harmonious. Despite arguments between the Liberal Democrats (FDP) and the Greens over the […]

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  • EU Fudge Likely To Defeat Green Campaign To Ban Glyphosate

    • Date: 24/10/17
    • Financial Times

    France, Germany and Italy are preparing to back a face-saving political compromise over a controversial herbicide, signalling their support for a limited extension for the license to use glyphosate rather than a full 10-year reauthorisation. The approach is a way for member states to navigate the complex politics around glyphosate — used in Monsanto’s topselling […]

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  • Asian Concerns Over German ‘Energiewende’ Failures: Bangladesh, India Need To Draw Their Lessons

    • Date: 21/10/17
    • Ritu Sharma, Energy Bangla

    For a long time the developing countries have been learning from the Germany’s ‘Energiewende’ (literally translating to Energy Transition) programme, which entailed dismantling its 19 nuclear power stations by 2022 and replace it with other renewable energy sources. However, as per experts the daunting project to substitute a cheap, reliable, secure power source with renewables […]

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