• China And U.S. Agree To Ratify Paris Agreement Before Obama Leaves Office

    • Date: 27/08/16
    • South China Morning Post

    China and the United States are set to jointly announce their ratification of a landmark climate change pact before the G20 summit early next month, the South China Morning Post has learned. Senior climate officials from both countries worked late into the night in Beijing on Tuesday to finalise details, and a bilateral announcement is […]

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  • Feud With Democrat Climate Prosecutors Heats Up as House GOP Refuses To Drop Subpoenas

    • Date: 24/08/16
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    The House Science Committee’s feud with Democratic climate prosecutors escalated Tuesday as the chairman said Tuesday that the investigation into climate change “fraud” may be impeding federally funded scientific research. Rep. Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who chairs the committee, defended his July 13 subpoena in a letter to New York Attorney General Eric T. […]

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  • Will China’s Carbon Market Repeat The EU’s Failure?

    • Date: 23/08/16
    • The American Interest

    Regional carbon markets are tricky endeavors, but China hopes to succeed where Europe has failed when it unveils its own CO2 emissions pricing system. China’s ambitions are high, but as Bloomberg reports, it isn’t clear that Beijing has a solution to the problems that have plagued the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS): The government wants to put […]

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  • Hottest Year? Record Breaking Grain & Corn Harvests In Russia And U.S.

    • Date: 17/08/16
    • Famagusta Gazette & Capital Journal

    Russia is expected to see the biggest grain output this year since the end of Soviet Union, said head of the Russian grain union Arkady Zlochevsky on Wednesday. Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta quoted Zlochevsky as saying that 114 to 116 million tons of grain is expected to be collected this year. According to the newspaper, […]

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  • Saudis May Rejuvenate US Shale Economy Instead Of Destroying It

    • Date: 15/08/16
    • Robin Pagnamenta, The Times

    Two years into a Saudi-initiated price crash that has smashed the budgets of many Opec members and brought some, such as Venezuela, to their knees, there is little end in sight to the downturn. True, oil prices staged a sharp rally between February and June when they nearly doubled to more than $50. Since then, […]

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  • Another ‘Hopelessly Insolvent’ Solar Company On Verge Of Extinction

    • Date: 12/08/16
    • Chris White, Daily Caller

    Solar company SunEdison is on the verge of complete collapse, as the company was forced to stiff shareholders as its debts outweigh assets by at least $1 billion The company is “hopelessly insolvent,” Judge Stuart Bernstein said in a Thursday decision announcing SunEdison’s shareholders won’t get an official voice in the bankruptcy. The judge’s decision […]

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  • The Cult of Tesla Survives Another Round of Bad News

    • Date: 11/08/16
    • Paul Chesser, National Legal and Policy Center

    Elon Musk’s quarterly earnings reports for Tesla Motors always offer a little razzle, a little dazzle, soon-to-be-unfulfilled promises, and rationalized failures. This go-round was no exception, and after yet another shortfall of financial and vehicle delivery expectations, perhaps the biggest surprise was the revelation that $1.3 billion in subsidies from Nevada taxpayers won’t be enough […]

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  • Ireland Shocked About Green Energy ‘Rate Shock’

    • Date: 06/08/16
    • Barry O'Halloran, The Irish Times

    Latest rise in the levy to support renewables is considered a ‘rate shock’ by some in industry The Irish Government is facing growing pressure to end a costly system of supports for the renewable energy industry that has drawn criticism from some major employers in the Republic, including Kerry Group and multinationals Microsoft and Intel. […]

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