• EU Abandons Climate Stance In Trade Sop To Trump

    • Date: 27/07/18
    • Climate Home News

    The European Commission abandoned its customary climate hard talk in a bid to defuse trade tensions with the US on Wednesday. Following a visit by commission president Jean-Claude Juncker to Donald Trump in Washington DC, the two major economies promised to work to eliminate trade barriers. In a joint statement, they agreed to launch “a close dialogue on […]

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  • Heat-Related Deaths Have Declined By 70% In The U.S., Despite Global Warming

    • Date: 26/07/18
    • Alan Barreca et al, Journal of Political Economy, February 2016

    Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship over the 20th Century This paper examines the temperature-mortality relationship over the course of the twentieth-century United States both for its own interest and to identify potentially useful adaptations for coming decades. There are three primary findings. First, the mortality impact of days […]

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  • India’s Coal Shortage is U.S. Miners’ Gain

    • Date: 24/07/18
    • Metal Miner

    What is one man’s meat is another’s poison. The proverb seems to be true for India’s coal supply woes. The country’s power ministry has advised all provinces to start importing coal for the next three years in order to operate their power plants … which, in turn, is music to the ears of coal miners […]

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  • Merkel: Germany May Also Miss 2030 Climate Target

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Reaching 2030 climate target will be “very, very challenging” The German government will introduce a climate protection law to ensure the country reaches its 2030 climate targets, but achieving these goals will be “very, very challenging”, said Chancellor Angela Merkel during her annual summer press conference. The government recently officially confirmed that Germany’s 2020 emissions reduction target […]

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  • U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Anti-Carbon Tax Resolution In Landslide

    • Date: 20/07/18
    • San Francisco Chronicle

    WASHINGTON – House Republicans easily passed a resolution Thursday declaring that a national tax on carbon dioxide emissions would be “detrimental” to the U.S. economy. More than 220 Republicans and seven Democrats voted for the non-binding resolution, which had drawn support from a wave of conservative groups including the Koch brothers-back American Legislative Exchange Council […]

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  • U.S. Senate To Consider Bill Boosting LNG Exports to Europe, Taking Aim At Russian Gas

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • San Francisco Chronicle

    WASHINGTON – Two days after President Donald Trump’s controversial summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, some Senate Republicans are looking to hit Russia where it hurts – it’s energy sector. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., introduced legislation Wednesday calling for the Department of Energy to speed up approval of LNG exports to Europe, where Russia has […]

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  • Labor Government Down Under Announces Plan to Lift Ban On Fracking

    • Date: 19/07/18
    • Xinhua News Agency

    Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) government has announced its plan to re-introduce fracking. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, is the process of injecting liquid at high-pressure into subterranean rocks to widen existing fissures and extract oil or gas. The government placed a moratorium on the practice in September 2016, citing environmental risks associated with fracking […]

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  • Tony Abbott Is Winning The Climate Battle Down Under

    • Date: 17/07/18
    • The Australian

    Tony Abbott recently claimed it was about time Australia pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Support for Mr Abbott’s position is growing with a three-point rise to 48 per cent of voters claiming to be in favour of withdrawal if it led to lower power prices. Malcolm Turnbull is winning over voters with his […]

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