• Arctic Freeze And Record Snow Falls Wreak Havoc Across The Planet

    • Date: 06/01/10

    The Times: Arctic air and record snow falls gripped the northern hemisphere yesterday, inflicting hardship and havoc from China, across Russia to Western Europe and over the US plains. There were few precedents for the global sweep of extreme cold and ice that killed dozens in India, paralysed life in Beijing and threatened the Florida […]

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  • Forget Cap-And-Trade: Obama’ Green Agenda Faces Public Backlash

    • Date: 05/01/10

    Financial Times: When President Barack Obama gets back to work in the Oval Office on Monday, he will find that his agenda for 2010 looks rather different to how it did before his Christmas break in Hawaii. For one, national security has shot to the top of his to-do list with the attempted Christmas day […]

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  • What Happened To Spain’s Green Jobs?

    • Date: 04/01/10

    Russ Steele: The Sunday San Francisco Chronicle Business section has this story on unemployment soaring among Spain’s youth by Nelson D. Schwartz, New York Times. As you will recall, Spain was on the forefront of going green. While Spain has traditionally suffered from relatively high unemployment, double the 9.8 percent average for the European Union, […]

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  • Rudd’s Climate Policy May Triple Energy Prices

    • Date: 01/01/10

    Adelaide News: Power prices could triple under the Federal Government’s blueprint to fight climate change, the nation’s electricity market operator says. The independent regulator modelled the impact of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s proposed emissions trading scheme and renewable energy targets on the wholesale price of electricity. It found the wholesale price could rise from $30 a megawatt […]

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  • Jobs First: California Climate Law Faces Opposition

    • Date: 01/01/10

    The New York Times: Four years after California’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed off on the nation’s furthest-reaching global-warming law, a campaign is heating up to keep it from taking effect. In the latest salvo, Dan Logue, a Republican assemblyman, has announced that he will start collecting signatures next month in support of a November 2010 […]

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  • Socialists Jubilant As Conservative’s Green Agenda Backfires (in France)

    • Date: 30/12/09

    The Guardian: Nicolas Sarkozy’s dreams of putting France on the frontline of the fight against global warming were in disarray today, after his flagship carbon tax was ruled unconstitutional two days before it was due to come into effect. In an unexpected and embarrassing blow, the court responsible for ensuring the validity of French legislation […]

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  • French Carbon Tax Deemed Illegal

    • Date: 30/12/09

    DW: France’s Constitutional Council says the country’s proposed carbon tax is illegal. This is being seen as a severe blow to French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s plans to fight climate change. France’s Constitutional Council has struck down a carbon tax that was meant to take effect on January 1. The council, which is charged with ensuring the […]

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  • Moderate Democrats Revolt Over Obama’s Cap-And-Trade Climate Bill

    • Date: 28/12/09

    The Times: Less than ten days after claiming a breakthrough on climate change in Copenhagen President Obama is facing a mutiny from senior Democrats who are imploring him to postpone or even abandon his cap-and-trade Bill. Democratic Senators, fearful of a drubbing in the mid-term elections next year, are lining up to argue for alternatives […]

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