• Radical Idiots: French Intellectuals Braced For The End Of The World

    • Date: 19/02/19
    • The Times

    Decades after French philosophers stopped fretting over existence, the thinking classes have embraced a new fad: the end of the world. Cited by converts from President Macron to pop singers and yellow-vest protesters, the doctrine of imminent apocalypse goes under the unlikely franglais name la collapsologie. State officials have attended a new university master’s course in […]

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  • German Govt Puts Off Climate Law As Conflict Within Coalition Deepens

    • Date: 18/02/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Resistance against plans by the SPD-led environment ministry to instruct other ministries on emissions reduction and the Conservatives’ rejection of a price on carbon emissions are at the heart of the spat. A dispute over what is meant to become its most important climate policy measure adds itself to the many internal woes of Germany’s […]

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  • Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Green Taxes Are Killing Europe’s Economy

    • Date: 13/02/19
    • Energy Voice

    Ineos founder and Brexit-backer Sir Jim Ratcliffe has slammed the EU over expensive regulations and “stupid” green taxes he claims are choking Europe’s chemicals industry. In an open letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, Sir Jim warned Europe is “no longer competitive” as a result of its strict energy and labour laws, which he […]

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  • Labor Unions Fear Democrats’ Green New Deal Poses Job Threat

    • Date: 12/02/19
    • Reuters

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Labor unions say they are withholding support for a Green New Deal unveiled by Democrats last week to transition the American economy away from fossil fuels, arguing the loosely-defined plan could kill jobs if its architects aren’t careful. The cool response from unions underscores the challenge facing Democratic presidential hopefuls who support […]

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  • Swedish Start-Up Used Teen Climate Activist To Raise Millions

    • Date: 09/02/19
    • The Local Sweden

    A Swedish entrepreneur who claims to have been “the first to pay attention to” Swedish child climate activist Greta Thunberg, used her name to bring in almost SEK 10m ($1 million) for a new share issue, according to an investigation by the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper. Greta Thornberg’s image was used in the company’s share prospectus. […]

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  • France Moves To Halt Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

    • Date: 08/02/19
    • The Times

    France has signalled its opposition to a controversial gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, raising the odds that Brussels will bring the project to a halt. The €9.5 billion Nord Stream 2 scheme involves running two pipelines beneath the Baltic in addition to an existing pair, bypassing Ukraine and several other states in eastern Europe. […]

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  • Trump Picks World Bank Skeptic David Malpass To Lead Institution

    • Date: 07/02/19
    • Politico

    The Treasury official previously said global organizations like the World Bank ‘have grown larger and more intrusive.’ David Malpass, President Donald Trump’s expected pick to head the World Bank, has been a major player in trade talks with the Chinese | Pool photo by Justin Lane/EPA   U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to tap […]

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  • Green Socialism In America: Calls For ‘Green New Deal’ To Redistribute Wealth and Power

    • Date: 06/02/19
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    A progressive activist who worked on New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign and helped draft an outline for a “Green New Deal” characterized the global warming plan as a “proposal to redistribute wealth.” “America’s ruling class is freaking out about [Ocasio-Cortez’s] proposal to redistribute wealth and power from the people on top to the people […]

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