• U.S. Democrats Raise Alarm Over Proposed White House Climate Scrutiny Panel

    • Date: 02/03/19
    • The Hill

    A group of liberal lawmakers in both the House and Senate are raising concerns over a new climate council being organized at the White House that includes members who question the science behind global warming [alarmism]. In two letters sent to the president this week, the incredulous lawmakers urged Trump to reconsider the council — […]

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  • Senator Whitehouse Sought to Advance Climate Lawsuit for Donors

    • Date: 01/03/19
    • Spencer Walrath, Energy In Depth

    ‘U.S. Senator Whitehouse did not disclose that he has received donations from two parties in the climate litigation. ‘ In July 2018, U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) stood next to Rhode Island’s Attorney General, announcing that the law firm Sher Edling LLP will represent the state in a lawsuit against energy producers over the issue of climate […]

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  • Green Madness: Ireland Faces €3-6bn Emissions Failure Costs

    • Date: 28/02/19
    • Green News Ireland

    The Institute of International and European Affairs estimates that missing CO2 emissions targets could cost Ireland between €3bn and €6bn for both compliance periods up to 2020 and 2030. The European Commission has found that the State’s climate plans fall far short of the level of ambiton required to put Ireland on a path to […]

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  • Dead On Arrival: Democrats Won’t Back ‘Green New Deal’ In ‘Sham’ Vote

    • Date: 26/02/19
    • E&E News

    If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) calls a vote on the “Green New Deal,” it looks likely that many — or even all — Senate Democrats would vote “present” to avoid a public intraparty fight, said activists, lawmakers and congressional aides. The environmental group behind the climate resolution is not planning to punish Democratic […]

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  • Danish Wind Project Facing Stormy Weather In Mexico

    • Date: 26/02/19
    • Copenhagen Post

    A wind project in Mexico involving the Danish firm Vestas has been drawing fire from indigenous peoples in the Oaxaca region. On balance, wind turbine projects are usually seen as a good thing, harnessing natural forces to produce sustainable energy. However, a project dubbed Eólica del Sur, Sydvind, which has been given the go-ahead involving the […]

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  • Germany Government Divided Over Draft Climate Action Law

    • Date: 25/02/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The first draft of Germany’s Climate Action Law, presented last week, has laid bare conflicting views within the German coalition government over how the country should meet its climate targets. The proposal has drawn criticism from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party, the economically liberal FDP and industry association BDI, but has been welcomed by the Social […]

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  • Climate War Splits German Government As Climate Law Is Postponed Indefinitely

    • Date: 22/02/19
    • Andreas Mihm, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

    Climate policy is increasingly splitting German’s coalition government of Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and Social Democrats (SPD)  The commission agreed in the government contract for the energy-efficient renovation of buildings has been canceled, the traffic commission argues not only over speed limits. Although the “coal commission” has presented a plan for a coal exit by 2038, […]

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  • Carbon Cut Apocalypse: Climate Policies Threaten To Kill Australia’s Economy

    • Date: 21/02/19
    • The Australian

    Labor’s 45 per cent emissions-­reduction target would push electricity prices 50 per cent higher, cost workers up to $9000 a year in lower wages and wipe $472 billion from the economy over the next decade, according to the first independent modelling of the energy policies of both the government and opposition. The Coalition’s commitment to […]

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