• Trump Lobbies EPA For Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 19/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    President Donald Trump intervened personally with the Environmental Protection Agency amid pressure from Republicans in the politically important state of Iowa who worried the agency was poised to weaken biofuel quotas, three people familiar with the discussions said. Trump directed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to back off any changes that would dilute a federal mandate for biofuel […]

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  • Green Madness: More Than 100,000 South Australians Seeking Food Donations, Forced To Skip Meals To Pay Electricity Bills

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Liz Walsh, Sheradyn Holderhead, The Advertiser

    More than 102,000 South Australians seek help from food charity Foodbank every month, as parents skip meals for days on end so children can eat and utility bills can be paid, astonishing figures show. New figures show more than 35,000 South Australian households cannot afford to pay their electricity bills. About one quarter — or […]

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  • New Directive Will Force Trump’s EPA To Scrutinize Deals Cut With Green Activist Groups

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a directive Monday to curb an Obama-era legal practice exploited by environmental groups to advance their policy goals. The directive is part of Pruitt’s push for “cooperative federalism” that respects the role of states in many areas of environmental regulation. Pruitt said his order would put an […]

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  • Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem

    • Date: 18/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    Automakers find it hard to lock in the price of cobalt for batteries. Volkswagen’s recent failure to lock in the price of cobalt for five years points to a serious problem with the optimistic projections of an electric vehicle revolution. These projections are based on gradually declining battery prices, but the scarcity of certain minerals and their concentration […]

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  • It’s All Over: Australian Government Abolishes Green Energy Subsidies

    • Date: 17/10/17
    • Australian Associated Press

    The Federal Government has dumped subsidies for renewable power and established a reliable electricity target that favours gas, hydro and coal in a long-awaited energy policy unveiled by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull today. The reliability target will be set to deliver the right level of dispatchable power needed in each State. The level will be […]

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  • Tony Abbott Launches Warning Shot Over Climate Policy

    • Date: 16/10/17
    • The Sydney Morning Herald

    Tony Abbott has fired a telling shot across Malcolm Turnbull’s bow, warning that any energy package agreed to in cabinet must also pass a party room wary of anything approaching a clean energy target or other subsidy scheme for renewables. It came as the Turnbull government received more bad news in the fortnightly Newspoll series, […]

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  • EU Divided Over Future Of Cap And Trade, Failure To Reach Agreement

    • Date: 15/10/17
    • Bloomberg

    European Union carbon allowances fell the most in almost three weeks after the bloc’s negotiators failed to reach a deal yesterday to overhaul the region’s cap-and-trade programme, prolonging uncertainty over the fate of a plan to alleviate a market glut. After more than 13 hours of talks in Brussels, policy makers suspended negotiations on the […]

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  • Trump Taps Climate Skeptic For Top White House Environmental Post

    • Date: 14/10/17
    • Denver Post

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Thursday tapped Kathleen Hartnett-White, a former chairman of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, to head a key White House office that coordinates environmental and energy policies across the government. The nomination of Hartnett-White to chair the administration’s Council on Environmental Quality is not entirely surprising – she previously […]

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