• Ta-da! America’s Shale Boom Has Just Created A New Mexico

    • Date: 03/11/18
    • Bloomberg

    U.S. oil and gas production keeps defying expectations, including a nation-sized surge this year. And energy analysts expect production from America’s top five shale oil regions to more than double by 2025. The contrast between the success of the U.S. oil and gas industry and unpopularity in the stock market grows ever starker. The Energy Information […]

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  • U.S. Democrats To Revive Climate Committee If They Retake House Of Representatives

    • Date: 01/11/18
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    Should Democrats win control of the House this election, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will ask her caucus to create a select committee on climate change similar to the now-defunct panel behind the failed effort to pass cap-and-trade legislation. Pelosi said the committee would “‘prepare the way with evidence’ for energy conservation and other climate […]

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  • Bolsonaro In, Merkel Out: The Paris Climate Gang Is Breaking Up

    • Date: 31/10/18
    • GWPF & Climate Home News

    While Brazil has elected a climate sceptical president, Germany’s ‘climate chancellor’ Angela Merkel has announced that she is gradually stepping down from her political roles. Green news outlets are voicing concern that these and other developments in the Western world are putting the Paris agreement and the entire climate agenda at risk of falling apart. […]

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  • Beginning Of The End: Germany’s Angela Merkel To Step Down As Party Leader

    • Date: 29/10/18
    • Financial Times

    Angela Merkel is to stand down as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, a post she has held for 18 years, after a dismal performance by the party in elections in the central German state of Hesse on Sunday badly dented her authority. German media said she told senior party leaders at a meeting on […]

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  • U.S. Supreme Court Orders Pause in Landmark Climate Change Case

    • Date: 25/10/18
    • Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine

    The Supreme Court has taken the unexpected step of pausing a landmark climate change lawsuit brought by 21 young people, which had been trudging through the legal system since 2015. Several young plaintiffs and their families had already planned to live in Eugene, Oregon, during the now-delayed trial—which was set to begin in a lower […]

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  • Attack On Greens: Angela Merkel Aims To Ward Off Diesel Car Ban In Desperate Attempt To Stay In Power

    • Date: 22/10/18
    • Deutsche Welle

    Angela Merkel has pledged to introduce legislation to stop “disproportionate” bans on diesel cars. The chancellor was speaking ahead of the state election in Hesse, where her CDU is desperate for a good showing.      German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned it would be “disproportionate” to ban diesel cars in cities where limits on nitrogen emissions are […]

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  • Germany’s Great Climate Failure

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • Handelsblatt

    Not long ago, Germany was seen as a model of climate responsibility. No more. It will fail to reach its 2020 emissions targets despite spending hundreds of billions on renewable energy. Angela Merkel wore green to the annual German Industry Day meeting in Berlin last month. There, she told a crowd of 1,200 CEOs, entrepreneurs […]

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  • China To Speed Up End Of Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 20/10/18
    • Reuters

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China will speed up efforts to ensure its wind and solar power sectors can compete without subsidies and achieve “grid price parity” with traditional energy sources like coal, according to new draft guidelines issued by the energy regulator. As it tries to ease its dependence on polluting fossil fuels, China has encouraged […]

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