• G20 Summit: Merkel’s Anti-Trump Front Is Crumbling

    • Date: 10/06/17
    • Der Spiegel

    In the run-up to the G20 summit, the German Government is trying to isolate US President Trump. According to SPIEGEL, Angela Merkel is lobbying for a commitment to the Paris climate agreement from as many statesmen as possible. But it’s not that easy. First cracks in the climate alliance emerged early – just after Donald […]

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  • Canada Shows Commitment To Fighting Global Warming By Asking China To Invest In Its Oil Industry

    • Date: 09/06/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Just eight days after Canada criticized U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, the Trudeau government invited China to invest billions to revive massive oil fields in the northwestern part of the country. Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr hopes that Chinese investment into oil sands development will reboot the struggling sector after losing $22.5 billion […]

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  • LOL: EU’s CO2 Emissions On The Rise, Blaming Cold Winter

    • Date: 06/06/17
    • Energy Live News

    The EU’s total greenhouse gas emissions increased in 2015 for the first time since 2010. According to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the 0.5% increase happened largely due to increasing demand for transport – better fuel efficiency in the sector was not enough to offset this. The report suggests a slightly […]

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  • New Paper: ‘Private Benefit Of Carbon Is Much Higher Than Social Cost Of Carbon’

    • Date: 06/06/17
    • Richard S.J. Tol, University of Sussex

    Abstract: The private benefit of carbon is the value, at the margin, of the energy services provided by the use of fossil fuels. It is the weighted average of the price of energy times the carbon dioxide emission coefficient, with energy used as weights. The private benefits is here estimated, for the first time, at […]

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  • Green Madness: Energy Bills Rise €30 To Pay For EU Green Energy Targets

    • Date: 05/06/17
    • The Times

    Electricity bills [in Ireland] are set to rise by more than €30 a year from October to pay for meeting EU targets on renewable energy. The Commission for Energy Regulation confirmed that it had approved a €104 million increase in the public service obligation (PSO) levy to €496.5 million. This will mean that domestic customers […]

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  • German Conservatives Call For Radical Change Of Germany’s Climate Policy

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Arnd Henze, Tageschau

    Two days after the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, the conservative wing of the ruling Christian Democratic Party (CDU) is demanding a radical change in Germany’s climate policy. A statement submitted to the ARD Capital Studio, the “Berliner Kreis (Berlin Circle)”, which includes numerous federal and communal politicians of the […]

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  • EU-China Trade Tensions Undermine Anti-American Front On Paris Deal

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Politico

    Europe and China’s efforts to show a common front on climate change against U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday stumbled when Brussels and Beijing failed to bridge their differences on trade. At an annual EU-China summit shadowed by Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord, top EU officials and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang agreed on […]

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  • Stock Markets Hit Record High After Trump Withdraws From Paris Agreement

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Daily Express

    Stock markets in Britain and the US have surged to record highs as Donald Trump pulled America out of the Paris climate agreement.   The president faced a backlash after confirming that he would reverse his Barack Obama’s decision to join the pact to cut emissions.  But stock markets appeared to brush off the news.The […]

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