• Germany’s Once Powerful Green Party Fears General Election Crash

    • Date: 08/03/17
    • Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten

    Germany’s Green Party must fear to miss the five percent threshold to get into the Bundestag at the general elections later this year. According to a recent INSA opinion poll, support for Germany’s Green Party stands at a meager 6.5 percent. Not long ago, the Greens had hoped to be able to move into the Bundestag […]

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  • Trump To Scrap Obama’s Climate Plan, Costly Coal Rules

    • Date: 06/03/17
    • John Siciliano, Washington Examiner

    President Trump plans to sign an executive order this week that scraps two major Obama energy and climate regulations in one fell swoop. The presidential executive order aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, the centerpiece of former President Barack Obama’s climate agenda, and the Interior Department’s moratorium on new coal mining leases, which […]

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  • China’s Electric Cars Sales Plunge After Subsidy Cuts

    • Date: 06/03/17
    • Bloomberg

    Electric vehicle sales in China plunged 75% in January after the government cut subsidies by more than a fifth starting this year, raising the question of whether the country can sustain demand for green cars without generous grants. China is considering dialing back or delaying proposed measures aimed at pushing automakers to produce more electric vehicles, […]

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  • China Softens Coal Focus in Bid to Clean Up Its Skies

    • Date: 05/03/17
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Premier Li Keqiang announces plan to eliminate more than 50 gigawatts of coal-power capacity A newly built Chinese state-owned coal-fired power plant in Liuzhi county, Guizhou province, on Feb. 7. PHOTO: KEVIN FRAYER/GETTY IMAGES China’s government pledged to dramatically slow a coal-power building binge that is threatening its environment, saying Sunday it would shut down dozens of […]

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  • US Media: Trump To Cut Climate Programmes At EPA And NOAA

    • Date: 04/03/17
    • Deutsche Welle

    US President Donald Trump has proposed reducing budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Washington Post reported. The cuts to NOAA could affect research, eliminate smaller initiatives and leave 3,000 people out of work. The Commerce Department agency “would be hit by an overall 18 percent reduction,” the Post reports. NOAA’s satellite data […]

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  • Germany’s ‘Silent Catastrophe’: 330,000 Households See Power Turned Off In One Year

    • Date: 03/03/17
    • P Gosselin, No Tricks Zone

    More than 330,000 German households had their electricity turned off last year. Germany’s green energy obsession is hurting the poor and vulnerable hardest. A mother is sitting with her son in her darkened apartment in Hanover. Only a burning candle illuminates the room. (Source: dpa) The DPA German press agency reported yesterday on the rapidly […]

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  • Poland Challenges EU’s Carbon Market Reform

    • Date: 03/03/17
    • EurActiv

    Poland is challenging draft carbon market reforms agreed by most European Union governments this week, saying the deal is not binding because it did not have the full backing of the bloc’s 28 nations, the country’s environment ministry said yesterday (2 March). Poland does not rule out taking the issue to the European Court of […]

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  • Trump Orders EPA To ‘Zero Out’ Global Warming Programs

    • Date: 02/03/17
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    The White House is pushing for significant cuts to EPA programs and staff levels, giving a glimpse of how the Trump administration plans on devolving more control to the states. The budget plan sent from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to EPA leadership calls for eliminating dozens of programs, including at least 16 […]

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