• Germany’s Green Suicide: Another $60 Billion To Weaken Its Struggling Economy

    • Date: 15/09/19
    • Reuters

    BERLIN (REUTERS) – Climate protection measures that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and their Social Democrat coalition partners want to unveil next week will cost at least 40 billion euros (S$61 billion) until 2023, a person briefed on the talks told Reuters on Saturday (Sept 14). “We agree that something needs to be done but it […]

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  • Corn & Cotton Output Push Brazil Harvest To Record High

    • Date: 13/09/19
    • Argus

    Brazil’s grains and oilseeds crop rose by 6.4pc to a record 242mn metric tonnes (t) in the 2018-2019 harvest, boosted by increased corn and cotton output. The total compared with 227.7mn t from last year’s crop, the country’s agricultural statistics agency Conab said in its final report on the season ended 30 June. The corn […]

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  • Anti-Carbon Tax Campaigner Wins Canadian Province Elections

    • Date: 11/09/19
    • Bloomberg

    (Bloomberg) — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, who has cut taxes and plans to balance the budget in three years, won a second straight majority government in the Canadian province. Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives took 36 of 57 districts, according to unofficial results from Elections Manitoba Wednesday. The opposition New Democratic Party took 18 seats. “We face […]

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  • Green Suicide: Climate Hysteria Is Killing German Car Industry

    • Date: 08/09/19
    • AFP

    Frankfurt’s biennial International Auto Show (IAA) opens its doors to the public Thursday, but major foreign carmakers are staying away while climate demonstrators march outside — forming a microcosm of the industry’s woes. “There have never been so many cancellations by carmakers,” said Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer of the Centre for Automotive Research (CAR). “The IAA is […]

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  • German Wind Lobby Demands Endangered Species Protection To Be Watered Down

    • Date: 04/09/19
    • Daniel Wentzel, Die Welt

    The ban on killing endangered species is turning into an ‘absolute obstacle to planning’ new wind farms in Germany. Now, the wind lobby wants to water down conservation laws protecting endangered species. The wind power industry can hardly erect any new turbines because of a flood of complaints. The ban on killing endangered wildlife is […]

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  • Developing Nations Confront Green West Over Eco-Colonialism

    • Date: 03/09/19
    • Ivo Vegter, Daily Maverick

    The 16 nations of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have threatened to withdraw from the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), saying that it threatens national interests. Brazilians also resent foreign meddling with their conservation of the Amazon rainforest. At the end of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the […]

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  • Ireland May Renege On Carbon Tax Payback Pledge

    • Date: 01/09/19
    • The Times

    Ireland’s mandarins block carbon tax payback, despite Ireland’s Prime Minister pledge last year following violent yellow vest protests in France against higher fuel costs driven by a carbon tax. The Department of Finance is set to oppose a plan to refund carbon tax in direct payments to Irish households despite fears of public resistance to […]

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  • New Report: Electric Cars Have ‘Higher CO2 Emissions’

    • Date: 26/08/19
    • The Australian

    Electric vehicles in Australia’s eastern states are responsible for more carbon dioxide emissions than regular petrol vehicles, according to an expert report that warns Labor’s green cars policy would require up to $7 billion in upgrades and installation of recharging infrastructure across the nation. A pre-election briefing obtained by The Australian, which was prepared by engineering […]

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