• Japan’s 43 New Coal Plants Cast Doubt On Paris CO2 Pledges

    • Date: 24/02/16
    • Yuka Obayashi, Reuters

    A decision by Japan’s environment ministry to abandon its opposition to building new coal-fired power stations casts doubt on the industry’s ability to meet targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions, experts and environmental activists said. The environment ministry’s recent reversal puts Japan further out of step with other industrialized economies that have been restricting coal […]

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  • U.S. Congress Backs Court Challenge To Obama’s Climate Plan

    • Date: 23/02/16
    • Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 members of Congress are backing a court challenge to President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. A brief filed Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington argues that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its legal authority and defied the will of Congress by regulating […]

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  • Clean Power Plan Reset Sought After Emails Show Collaboration Bewteen EPA & Greens

    • Date: 23/02/16
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    A pro-energy advocacy group is seeking to incinerate the Clean Power Plan after releasing more emails showing a key Environmental Protection Agency official collaborating behind the scenes with leading environmental activists. In a 20-page report released Monday, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute chronicles another round of communications between environmentalists and Michael Goo, former EPA […]

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  • Cool: Majority Of Canadians Are Climate Sceptics

    • Date: 22/02/16
    • CBC News

    A new study co-authored by University of Montreal researchers indicates 56 per cent of Canadians don’t believe climate change is caused by human activity. The researchers, also from four U.S. universities, including Yale, surveyed a total of more than 5,000 Canadians over the last five years. “The skepticism was a bit surprising,” said Érick Lachapelle, […]

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  • Greens Terrified Cheap Energy Is Killing Wind And Solar

    • Date: 22/02/16
    • Andrew Follett, Daily Caller News Foundation

    Cheap coal, oil and natural gas are out competing wind and solar power despite massive government support, and environmentalists are really upset about it. “I believe low energy prices may complicate the transformation, to be very frank, and this is a very important issue for countries to note; all the strong renewables and energy efficiency […]

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  • French Demi-Tour: The Party Who Banned Fracking Says Never Say ‘Jamais’

    • Date: 18/02/16
    • Natural Gas Europe

    It’s been almost four-and-a-half years since the passing of the law banning hydraulic fracturing (fracking) by the French parliament – a lifetime in politics. And a lot can change given enough time – including party opinions. The once-ruling, right-wing party Les Republicains introduced the anti-fracking bill on the floor of the French parliament back in 2011, citing the […]

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  • Saudi Arabia, Russia To Freeze Oil Output Near Record Levels

    • Date: 16/02/16
    • Mohammed Sergie and Grant Smith, Bloomberg

    Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to freeze oil output at near-record levels, the first coordinated move by the world’s two largest producers to counter a slump that has pummeled economies, markets and companies. While the deal is preliminary and doesn’t include Iran, it’s the first significant cooperation between OPEC and non-OPEC producers in 15 years and […]

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  • Legal Implications Of Justice Scalia’s Death For Obama’s Global Warming Agenda

    • Date: 15/02/16
    • Michael Bastasch, Daily Caller News Foundation

    If the U.S. Senate lives up to its promise to block any judicial nominee put forward by President Obama, then his climate policy won’t likely be decided by the Supreme Court until the next president is elected. The tragic death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia already has pundits guessing how this will affect pending court decisions, […]

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