• Bolsonaro: I Will Take Brazil Out of Paris Agreement

    • Date: 15/08/18
    • Global Warming Policy Forum

    The frontrunner in the Brazilian presidential race, Jair Bolsonaro, has said he would follow Donald Trump and take Brazil out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. UN officials have reacted furiously, fearing this would be a devastating blow to international climate negotiations. The withdrawal of South America’s largest emitter would be particularly embarrassing given that […]

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  • Aussie Climate Wars Escalate As Coalition Rebels Challenge Turnbull

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • The Australian

    Malcolm Turnbull’s authority has been directly challenged by 10 ­Coalition MPs reserving the right to cross the floor of parliament to vote against the government’s signature energy policy and leave the Prime Minister at the mercy of Bill Shorten to pass the national energy guarantee. Mr Turnbull held crisis talks late yesterday with five of […]

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  • Green Hypocrites: U.S. Democrats Lift Ban On Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • Independent Journal Review

    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) lifted their ban on donations from fossil fuel companies, their employees and their political action committees (PACs). In June, the DNC announced that they would no longer accept donations from the energy sector, pointing to their dedication to battling climate change. Christine Pelosi, daughter of Minority leader Nancy Pelosi, proposed the ban on donations, […]

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  • U.S. Interior Secretary Blames Radical Environmentalists For California Wildfires

    • Date: 14/08/18
    • SF Gate

    With more than a dozen wildfires actively burning across California, the Trump Administration on Sunday charged that environmentalists are partially to blame. click on image to watch full interview “America is better than letting these radical groups control the dialogue about climate change,” Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in an exclusive interview with […]

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  • Behind The Breakdown At UN’s Green Climate Fund

    • Date: 10/08/18
    • DevEx

    Last month, the international climate change community was left reeling amid a disastrous fallout at the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund board meeting in Songdo, South Korea. The fund failed to approve almost a billion dollars in proposed projects, with board members still tussling over how to progress with GCF’s first official replenishment process. On top of that, the fund’s […]

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  • ‘Anti-Nuclear’ Germany Considers Becoming Nuclear-Armed Nation

    • Date: 10/08/18
    • Politico

    BERLIN — Imagine a nuclear-armed Germany. No, this isn’t a fantasy à la “The Man in the High Castle” (Philip K. Dick’s dystopian novel in which the Nazis got the bomb first and dropped it on Washington to win World War II), but a real debate, happening in present-day Berlin. As Germany’s foreign policy establishment becomes increasingly […]

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  • Volkswagen May Recall 124,000 Electric & Hybrid Cars Due To Poisonous Cadmium

    • Date: 06/08/18
    • Electrek

    The Volkswagen group confirmed that it might have to recall as many as 124,000 electric and hybrid cars from its VW, Audi and Porsche brands due to poisonous cadmium finding its way into a charger component.  Following a report from the German magazine Wirtschaftswoche, VW has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with Kraftfahrtbundesamt (KBA), the […]

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  • Pakistan To Kick-Start New Coal Boom

    • Date: 03/08/18
    • Financial Times

    Pakistan believes it may have found a way out of its long-term energy supply crisis, thanks largely to more than $35bn worth of loans provided by China under the $60bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The country has experienced years of rolling blackouts that have left residents in the dark and stifled the country’s manufacturing industries. […]

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