• The Next U.S. President Could Make Or Break The Paris Climate Agreement

    • Date: 05/03/16
    • Carolyn Beeler, Public Radio International

    The next President can totally shape US climate policy and can re-shape it If former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders wins the White House, US climate policy would, in broad strokes, stay the current course. Both Sanders and Clinton agree with the established science that climate change is largely man-made, […]

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  • Forget Paris: The EU Can’t Keep Its Climate Promises

    • Date: 02/03/16
    • The American Interest

    Of all the stakeholders at the negotiating table in Paris this past December, the EU was perhaps the most vociferous in its attempt to try and hammer out an international climate treaty. The document the summit produced requires nations to submit plans for how they’ll reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and notably lacks any sort of robust […]

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  • Reality Check: Warren Buffett Says Climate Change No Risk To Berkshire Hathaway

    • Date: 29/02/16
    • Stephen Foley, Financial Times

    Warren Buffett has dismissed the possibility that climate change could prove a big risk to Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance business, in a combative annual letter to shareholders. In the letter, released on Saturday, Mr Buffett took on a dissident shareholder who plans to raise global warming at Berkshire’s annual meeting next month, as well as critics […]

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  • Geopolitical Earthquake: Energy Price War Spreads To Gas As US Shale Storms Global Market

    • Date: 26/02/16
    • Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, The Daily Telegraph

    The emergence of the US as a gas superpower is a geopolitical earthquake, says US energy secretary  The US has exported its first shipment of natural gas in a historic move that shifts the balance of power in the global energy market and kicks off a struggle with Russia for market share. Surging US supply over […]

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  • America’s Shale Debuts in Global Gas Trade With First Cargo

    • Date: 25/02/16
    • Naureen Malik, Bloomberg

    It’s official. The natural gas flowing out of America’s shale formations is now available to the world. The liquefied natural gas tanker Asia Vision left Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana on Wednesday with the first cargo of U.S. shale gas, according to Sabine Pilots, the group that helps guide vessels through […]

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  • Japan’s 43 New Coal Plants Cast Doubt On Paris CO2 Pledges

    • Date: 24/02/16
    • Yuka Obayashi, Reuters

    A decision by Japan’s environment ministry to abandon its opposition to building new coal-fired power stations casts doubt on the industry’s ability to meet targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions, experts and environmental activists said. The environment ministry’s recent reversal puts Japan further out of step with other industrialized economies that have been restricting coal […]

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  • U.S. Congress Backs Court Challenge To Obama’s Climate Plan

    • Date: 23/02/16
    • Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 members of Congress are backing a court challenge to President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. A brief filed Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington argues that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its legal authority and defied the will of Congress by regulating […]

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  • Clean Power Plan Reset Sought After Emails Show Collaboration Bewteen EPA & Greens

    • Date: 23/02/16
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times

    A pro-energy advocacy group is seeking to incinerate the Clean Power Plan after releasing more emails showing a key Environmental Protection Agency official collaborating behind the scenes with leading environmental activists. In a 20-page report released Monday, the Energy & Environment Legal Institute chronicles another round of communications between environmentalists and Michael Goo, former EPA […]

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