• Trump Picks Prominent Climate Sceptic As EPA Chief

    • Date: 07/12/16
    • David Malakoff, Science News

    President-elect Donald Trump is poised to name Scott Pruitt, a prominent skeptic of climate science and an ardent foe of government action on climate change, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to media reports. Pruitt, the attorney general of Oklahoma, has been a leading architect of legal opposition to President Barack Obama’s climate […]

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  • Al Gore Reaches Out To Donald Trump Hoping To Convert Him

    • Date: 05/12/16
    • Michael Bender, The Wall Street Journal

    One month after saying that Donald Trump “would take us toward a climate catastrophe,” former Vice President Al Gore met with the newly elected Republican on Monday in New York as he tries to extend an olive branch on his top issue. Mr. Gore met with Mr. Trump and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is […]

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  • Industry Warning: Unreliable Wind Energy Threatens South Australian Economy

    • Date: 05/12/16
    • Michael Owen and Greg Brown, The Australian

    Some of the biggest employers and most intensive energy users in the country are so concerned about unreliable power supply in the southern states they are ­reconsidering investment, in a move that would have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of jobs. The warning comes as the Alcoa aluminium plant in Portland faces increased […]

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  • Europe’s Green Energy Policy Is A Disaster For The Environment

    • Date: 03/12/16
    • Michael Le Page, New Scientist

    The European Union’s proposals for revising its renewable energy policies are greenwashing and don’t solve the serious flaws, say environmental groups. The EU gets 65 per cent of its renewable energy from biofuels – mainly wood – but it is failing to ensure this bioenergy comes from sustainable sources, and results in less emissions than […]

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  • OPEC Cuts Output, US Shale Industry Rejoices

    • Date: 01/12/16
    • The American Interest

    While OPEC — and in particular Saudi Arabia — bites the bullet and cuts oil production, producers around the world stand to benefit from a bump in prices. In the U.S., this should mean a corresponding rise in output as more shale plays become profitable. For the first time in eight years, the Organization of […]

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  • Dutch Parties Ditch Paris Agreement Targets

    • Date: 30/11/16
    • Janene Pieters, NL Times

    Not a single political party in the Netherlands managed to go far enough in their election promises on the environment to reach the climate target set in the Paris Agreement, the Volkskrant reports based on its own analysis of the election campaigns of the Dutch parties. Even where programs embrace the Paris targets, their intentions fall […]

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  • EU Revises Energy Policy, Fails To Set CO2 Targets For Member States

    • Date: 30/11/16
    • Laurence Norman, The Wall Street Journal

    BRUSSELS—The European Union’s executive set out proposals on Wednesday aimed at moving the bloc toward meeting its climate change goals in an overhaul of rules affecting the power and renewable-energy markets. The measures include a new, higher target for energy savings by 2030 that would reduce the bloc’s dependence on fossil-fuel imports, new rules on […]

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  • Trump To Scrap NASA Climate Research In Crackdown On ‘Politicized Science’

    • Date: 24/11/16
    • Oliver Milman, The Guardian

    Donald Trump is poised to eliminate all climate change research conducted by Nasa as part of a crackdown on “politicized science”, his senior adviser on issues relating to the space agency has said. Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space, with the president-elect having set a goal during […]

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