• U.S. Republicans Turn Up Heat In Climate Dissent Probes

    • Date: 20/06/16
    • Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times

    The 17 attorneys general pursuing climate change dissenters for accusations of “fraud” want House Republicans to mind their own business. That’s not going to happen. Seventeen Republicans on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee reasserted their right in a Friday letter to conduct oversight on state investigations that represent a threat to the First […]

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  • If Climate Sceptics Can Be Prosecuted, So Can Climate Alarmists GOP Attorney Generals Warn

    • Date: 17/06/16
    • Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times

    If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize. The “cuts both ways” argument was among those raised by 13 Republican attorneys general in a letter urging their Democratic counterparts to stop using their law […]

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  • The Ratification Hurdles Of The Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 16/06/16
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The ratification of the Paris Agreement may take longer than many people think The Paris Agreement was opened for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on  22 April 2016 and will remain open until 21 April 2017, in accordance with Article 20, paragraph 1, of the Paris Agreement. The Agreement shall enter […]

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  • Cap and Trade Calamity in California

    • Date: 15/06/16
    • The American Interest

    California’s foray into the world of regional carbon markets hasn’t been the grand success it was promised to be. As the Sacramento Bee reports, a recent auction of carbon credits brought in a paltry 2 percent of the revenues it was expected to generate: Market analysts believe that there are still far more allowances available for sale […]

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  • India Bets On Coal To Bring Power To The People

    • Date: 15/06/16
    • Tapan Sarker, The Conversation

    India’s energy demands will increase significantly, driven by rapid urbanisation, improved electricity access and an expanding manufacturing base. Increasing coal production and imports will play a major role. More than a fifth of India’s population lacks access to electricity, posing a major development challenge. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to bring affordable access […]

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  • Cold Feet: EU Carbon Price Drops Amid Doubt Europe Will Adopt Serious Reforms

    • Date: 11/06/16
    • Mathew Carr and Francois De Beaupuy, Bloomberg

    European Union carbon allowances declined at the fastest pace since June 1 amid skepticism that the region will adopt a proposal by France to include a minimum price in almost-daily auctions of the contracts. Benchmark allowances fell as much as 3.3 percent Friday as Segolene Royal, France’s energy and environment minister, at a conference in […]

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  • Paris Agreement May Unravel Next Year, India Fears

    • Date: 10/06/16
    • Nitin Sethi, Business Standard

    Neither the US nor India has committed to a formal ratification of the Paris agreement by the end of 2016 in the much-hyped joint statement on climate change. Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with US President Barack Obama during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo: PTI The political imperatives […]

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  • U.S. Republicans Rule Out Carbon Tax

    • Date: 09/06/16
    • Timothy Cama, The Hill

    House Republicans this week will vote to condemn taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, slamming the door on an idea that some members of their party have flirted with in the past. The nonbinding resolution, sponsored by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), lists numerous problems with a carbon tax, declaring, “It is the sense of Congress […]

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