• California Senate Sidelines Bill To Prosecute Climate Sceptics

    • Date: 03/06/16
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    A landmark bill allowing for the prosecution of climate change dissent effectively died Thursday after the California Senate failed to take it up before the deadline. Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016, would have authorized prosecutors to sue fossil fuel companies, think tanks and others that have […]

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  • California Lawmakers Poised To Make It Illegal To Question Global Warming

    • Date: 03/06/16
    • Michael Bastasch, The Daily Caller

    California lawmakers are preparing to vote on legislation that would allow state prosecutors to go after businesses and organizations promoting skepticism of man-made global warming. The bill, called the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016, has cleared two state Senate committees and is on its way to broader consideration by legislators Thursday. […]

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  • Paris Climate Deal Vulnerable To Trump Presidency

    • Date: 30/05/16
    • Barney Jopson and Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    Donald Trump is sowing doubt over the Paris climate change pact as his hostility towards the deal and the growing swagger of his campaign focus attention on how he could undermine it as president. The Republican candidate last week vowed to “cancel” the painstakingly negotiated agreement, a threat experts said was unrealistic. But his comments […]

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  • Trump Pledges To Withdraw From Paris Agreement, Roll Back Obama’s Green Agenda

    • Date: 27/05/16
    • Valerie Volcovici and Emily Stephenson, Reuters

    Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, promised on Thursday to roll back some of America’s most ambitious environmental policies, actions that he said would revive the ailing U.S. oil and coal industries and bolster national security. Among the proposals, Trump said he would pull the United States out of the U.N. global climate accord, […]

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  • Russia Throws A Wrench in Paris Climate Ratification

    • Date: 26/05/16
    • The American Interest

    Russia set itself at odds with a drive by China and the United States for rapid ratification of a global agreement to slow climate change when a senior official said on Wednesday that Moscow first wanted a clear set of rules. The Paris climate summit last December produced a draft treaty (as watered down and […]

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  • Tesla Short Seller Issues Scathing Warning Of Pending ‘Death Spiral’

    • Date: 25/05/16
    • Alissa Williams, Investor's Business Daily

    Tesla Motors (TSLA) shares got slammed several weeks ago after analysts doubted the electric carmaker’s bullish production guidance. Now that the stock has tried to recover, bears want to take the driver’s seat again. Devonshire Research Group is shorting the stock and on Tuesday issued a report that says Tesla “has the potential to enter a […]

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  • Green Investment Losers: California’s Public Pensions

    • Date: 25/05/16
    • The Wall Street Journal

    Joseph Dear is chief investment officer of California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the big public pension fund. According to Mr. Dear, a Calpers fund devoted to clean energy and technology which started in 2007 with $460 million has an annualized return of minus 9.7% to date. Here are excerpts of his remarks on Calpers’ experience […]

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  • VI Attorney General Revokes Climate-Change Subpoena Against Sceptical Think Tank

    • Date: 23/05/16
    • Valerie Richardson, The Washington Times

    Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude E. Walker has withdrawn his subpoena of the Competitive Enterprise Institute after a rash of criticism over his investigation into climate-change dissenters. Still, CEI general counsel Sam Kazman said Monday that the free-market think-tank would still push the court for sanctions against Mr. Walker, one of an 17-member coalition of […]

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