• EU Member States Plan To Stick With Coal Beyond 2030

    • Date: 30/05/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Only eight EU members states are committed to phasing out coal by 2030. Environmental NGOs Climate Action Network Europe (CAN) and Sandbag criticised some EU member states for receiving EU funds intended to support the energy transition away from coal without having a clear plan to exit the climate-harmful fossil fuel. A report, which analyses the […]

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  • China’s Rare Earth Threat Is An Empty Bluff

    • Date: 30/05/19
    • Ron Bailey, Reason Online

    China’s 2010 export restrictions on rare earth compounds failed then, and they would fail now China is shooting blanks with its threat of a rare earth minerals embargo, the most recent salvo in an ongoing trade war with the United States. Agence France-Presse reports that, according to various state propaganda sites, the Chinese government may counter President […]

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  • Costly Climate Policies Threaten To Kill Europe’s Steel Industry

    • Date: 28/05/19
    • Steel Guru

    European steel industry calls on policymakers to end steel crisis and to save hundreds of thousands of jobs Against the backdrop of the EU elections the European Steel Association calls for urgent action by EU policy makers to help the sector as it faces down the flood of steel exports deflected to the EU because […]

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  • Eurosceptics And Greens Make Major Gains In EU Elections

    • Date: 27/05/19
    • Bloomberg

    A surge in voter turnout across most of Europe saw centrist parties lose scores of European Parliament seats to Eurosceptics and environmentalists. Manfred Weber, the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for Commission president, lamented on German television as early voting results arrived that the “the middle, the democratic centre, is weakening in Europe.”. That […]

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  • Labor Party Plans Coalfield The Size Of Britain In Climate Change U-Turn

    • Date: 24/05/19
    • The Times

    Climate change was supposed to have won the party the Australian election. But yesterday, routed in the polls, panicking Labor Party leaders backed the opening of a coal field bigger than the UK to mining. Fearing a wipeout in state elections next year amid a rising tide of pro-coal workers and a rebellion against its plans […]

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  • It’s All Over: Alberta To Scrap Carbon Tax

    • Date: 23/05/19
    • OilPrice.com

    Staying true to their promise from the campaign trail, Alberta’s Conservatives have introduced a bill to repeal a carbon tax introduced by their predecessors at the helm of the province, the New Democratic Party. Reuters reports that the repealment of the carbon tax was planned to be the first piece of legislation to be tabled by the […]

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  • Barnaby Joyce: Labor Party Lost Election Over Their Climate Stance

    • Date: 23/05/19
    • news.com.au

    Barnaby Joyce has hit out at Labor over their focus on climate change and stance on the Adani mine, branding it the reason they lost the federal election. The former deputy prime minister retained his New England seat in the election, which the Coalition claimed unexpectedly over Labor. Speaking to Sky News, Mr Joyce claimed […]

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  • U-Turn: After Election Defeat, Labor Premier Now Calls For New Coal Mine

    • Date: 22/05/19
    • The Australian

    Labor’s wipeout in Queensland in the federal election has forced the state’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to  clear the way for the approval of Adani’s controversial $2 billion Carmichael coal mine. Amid fears her own second-term Labor government could face electoral oblivion by turning its back on blue-collar workers in Central and North Queensland, Ms Palaszczuk has […]

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