• G20 Nations Water Down Commitment To Climate Change Action

    • Date: 25/06/19
    • Financial Times

    Japan has bowed to US pressure by watering down commitments to tackling climate change in its draft G20 communiqué, a sign of how Tokyo is seeking to curry favour with Washington amid tense trade talks and concerns over North Korea. The draft document omits the phrases “global warming” and “decarbonisation” and downplays the Paris climate […]

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  • As United States Divide, the Green New Deal Could Be Democrats’ Undoing in 2020

    • Date: 22/06/19
    • Joel Kotkin, The Daily Beast

    Places that still produce tangible things need energy, and at prices like those we have today. If next year’s election is a referendum on Donald Trump, you can hand power to the Democrats now. But fortunately for the president, and the Republican Party, politics remains more about interests than personalities. More than by cultural memes […]

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  • EU Fails To Set Net Zero Target

    • Date: 21/06/19
    • CNN

    The European Union has failed to set a firm deadline to end its contribution to climate change, after a group of eastern European countries blocked a proposal to slash EU carbon emissions to net zero by 2050. Leaders of the bloc’s 28 member states agreed instead on Thursday to start working on “a transition to a climate-neutral […]

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  • Canada Tory Leader Vows To Scrap Carbon Tax, Put Cap On Large Emitters If Elected

    • Date: 20/06/19
    • AFP

    Canada’s Conservative leader Andrew Scheer vowed on Wednesday to replace a federal carbon tax with a cap on large emitters if he unseats Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in October elections. “Technology, not taxes,” Scheer said in a speech. “The fact is we can actually create more jobs in Canada through technological growth while at […]

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  • Back To The Dark Ages: German Greens Look To Ban All Industrial Farming

    • Date: 17/06/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    The Green party in Germany has said it intends to ban industrial farming as part of a wide-ranging and costly package to combat climate change should they come to power. Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, said her party would establish a fund worth at least €100 billion to finance climate projects […]

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  • Trump’s Green Re-election Strategy Takes Shape

    • Date: 14/06/19
    • E&E News

    President Trump’s reelection strategy on energy and environment issues is starting to come into focus, with an emphasis on domestic energy production and making the case, in his mind at least, that the environment has become cleaner since he’s taken office. Trump is planning to officially launch his 2020 campaign Tuesday for a second term, […]

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  • EU Deeply Divided Over Net Zero Emissions Target

    • Date: 14/06/19
    • Bloomberg

    While the U.K. government this week pledged laws enforcing net-zero emissions by 2050, that goal has divided EU governments. European Union leaders plan to underscore the importance of the fight against climate change when they meet next week, though their words will stop short of a mandate to move toward zeroing out fossil fuel emissions. […]

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  • Majority Of Canadian Voters Oppose Trudeau’s Carbon Tax — May Decide Elections

    • Date: 13/06/19
    • The Sault Start

    Many Canadian voters are motivated on the issue of the carbon tax but not necessarily in a way that benefits Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A new public opinion poll by Forum Research shows that Canadians are divided in support for the Liberal government’s carbon tax and that two thirds of them say it will affect […]

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