• Leaked Paper Exposes EU Countries’ Abuse Of Climate Loophole

    • Date: 24/03/17
    • EurActive

    European Union countries exploited loopholes in United Nations forestry rules to pocket carbon credits worth €600 million and the equivalent of global-warming emissions from 114 million cars. European Commission analysis, obtained by EURACTIV.com, exposed how by overstating their logging targets, governments scooped up carbon credits. These can be used to offset emissions from polluting sectors […]

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  • Cheap Energy & New Technology: China Sees a Manufacturing Future — In America

    • Date: 23/03/17
    • Andrew Browne, The Wall Street Journal

    DONGGUAN, China—Glen Lin is struggling to keep his shoe company competitive on the world’s factory floor in southern China. Wages are shooting up 15% each year. Taxes are high. Shipping is exorbitant, and slow. So, as fast as he can he’s automating production, while planning an escape to his largest market—the U.S. The vice general manager […]

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  • Trump Is ‘Not Considering’ A Carbon Tax

    • Date: 22/03/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    The White House is not considering a tax on carbon dioxide to fight global warming, according to an administration official. “The Trump Administration is not considering a carbon tax,” the official told Axios shortly after Press Secretary Sean Spicer gave an ambiguous answer on the subject when asked by reporters at Tuesday’s press briefing. “Part of the […]

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  • Saudi Arabia’s Oil Supremacy Falters

    • Date: 21/03/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    The world’s biggest crude exporter is rejiggering its long-held strategy of clinging to market share Saudi Arabia is losing its grip on big oil markets it once dominated amid a deep production cut that has reshaped global petroleum trade routes and benefited rivals like Iran, Russia and the U.S. To stomach a steep production cut aimed […]

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  • These Hydro Power Plants Survived WWII Bombs But Maybe Not Merkel

    • Date: 20/03/17
    • Bloomberg

    After surviving wartime bombing and Soviet-era seizures, some power plants in central Europe are facing extinction because of flat prices, newer technologies and red tape in Berlin. The facilities at risk used to make money buying cheap power at night to pump water up mountains, then releasing it downhill to turn generators during the day, […]

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  • Infighting At EPA Drives Top Official To Resign

    • Date: 20/03/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    A senior member of the Trump administration’s beachhead team at the EPA unexpectedly resigned over concerns of the “integrity” of political appointees and career employees. Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), speaks to employees of the agency in Washington, U.S., February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo David Schnare was expected to take […]

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  • Some Trump Advisers Want Concessions For US Staying In Paris Climate Pact

    • Date: 18/03/17
    • Andrew Restuccia, Politico

    Trump administration officials have told lobbyists and European diplomats that the U.S. won’t stay in the nearly 200-nation Paris climate change agreement unless it can secure wins for the fossil fuel industry, according to three people familiar with the discussions. In a series of recent conversations with industry groups and European officials, Trump advisers have […]

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  • G-20 Drop Climate Change From Communique

    • Date: 17/03/17
    • Reuters

    Opposition from the United States, Saudi Arabia and others has forced Germany to drop a reference to financing programs to combat climate change from the draft communique at a G20 finance and central bankers meeting. A G20 official taking part in the meeting said on Friday that efforts by the German G20 presidency to keep the […]

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