• EU Ratification Of Paris Agreement Depends On New Coal Plants

    • Date: 06/09/16
    • Adam Easton, Platts

    Poland is ready to support the EU’s ratification of the Paris and Doha climate agreements if Brussels is willing to back new coal plant construction by issuing free CO2 emission allowances, the Prime Minister’s Office said late Monday. “The Ministry of Environment is starting the procedure of ratifying the international climate change agreements: the Paris […]

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  • Poland Ties Climate-Deal Ratification To EU Concessions On Coal

    • Date: 06/09/16
    • Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg

    Poland said it will ratify the global climate deal that the U.S. and China joined last week only after it gets European Union assurances on investment in coal-based power plants. The east European country, which relies on the most polluting fossil fuel for about 90 percent of its electricity production, plans to start procedures to […]

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  • India Says It Will Not Ratify Paris Agreement This Year

    • Date: 04/09/16
    • P Vaidyanathan Iyer, The Indias Express

    This is the first time that India has explicitly said it would not be able to ratify the Paris Agreement by the end of this year. Modi leaves for Hangzhou from Hanoi, Saturday. (PTI Photo) India has said it will not be able to commit to ratifying the Paris Agreement before the end of 2016, […]

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  • EU Divided Over When And How To Ratify Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 03/09/16
    • Pilita Clark, Financial Times

    The EU is shaping up to be a potential stumbling block as countries around the world scramble to make the Paris climate change agreement “Trump-proof” ahead of the US presidential election in November. Donald Trump, the Republican party’s presidential nominee, has called global warming a hoax and has threatened to cancel the UN pact if […]

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  • U.S., China Agree On Implementing Non-Binding Paris Agreement

    • Date: 03/09/16
    • Carol E. Lee and William Mauldin , The Wall Street Journal

    HANGZHOU, China—U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday outlined new plans for expanding their joint efforts on climate change, showcasing one of the few areas of agreement in an otherwise tense relationship between the two leaders. U.S. officials detailed the agreement reached by Messrs. Obama and Xi ahead of what is […]

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  • Green Subsidy Farmer Elon Musk Faces Cash Squeeze At Tesla, SolarCity

    • Date: 02/09/16
    • Susan Pulliam, John D. Stoll and Charley Grant, The Wall Street Journal

    Two pillars of Elon Musk’s empire are facing financial crunches as the entrepreneur seeks to combine the two companies through a controversial acquisition. Tesla Motors Inc., which makes electric cars, disclosed in a securities filing Wednesday that it has to pay $422 million to its bondholders in the third quarter, and that it will raise […]

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  • Paris Deal Will Cost Americans $1.3 – 5.3 Trillion, Economist Warns

    • Date: 01/09/16
    • Hannah Hess, E&E News

    With signals President Obama is on the verge of formally joining the landmark Paris climate agreement, an environmental economist is investigating whether the United States can actually afford to hold up its end of the deal. The total cost of decarbonizing might be as low as $1.28 trillion or as high as $5.28 trillion, Heal […]

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  • Conservative Think Tank Takes New York Attorney General To Court Over Climate Probe

    • Date: 31/08/16
    • John Siciliano, Washington Examiner

    A conservative free-market think tank is suing the New York state attorney general Wednesday for violating freedom of information laws in withholding key documents related to an ongoing battle over climate change fraud. The Competitive Enterprise Institute is filing the lawsuit in New York’s Supreme Court against Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over an agreement his […]

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