• Despite Existential Crisis, EU Bureaucrats Press On With 2030 Climate Agenda

    • Date: 01/04/20
    • Reuters

    (Reuters) – The EU executive kick-started its plan to set a tougher 2030 emissions target on Tuesday, a move that could help maintain the bloc’s focus on climate change despite pressure to soften its green ambitions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The European Commission began a public consultation to gather views until June 23 […]

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  • Dutch Govt Says Coronavirus More Important Than Climate Ruling

    • Date: 30/03/20
    • Dutch News

    The Dutch cabinet will not come up with new measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions before April 1 as planned, economic affairs minister Erik Wiebes said after Friday’s cabinet meeting. ‘A lot of people, we included, have other things to do at the moment,’ Wiebes said. ‘The Urgenda court ruling still stands, but there are […]

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  • Furious MEP Erupts At EU For Being ‘Too Focused On Climate Change’ To Tackle Coronavirus

    • Date: 29/03/20
    • Daily Express

    A furious Dutch MEP has scolded European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for acting “too little, too late” in the fight against the coronavirus. Dutch MEP Derk Jan Eppink said that the coronavirus crisis wreaking havoc across the European Union showed the bloc’s weaknesses. In a furious rant against the EU’s response, Mr Eppink […]

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  • Russia Pledges To Increase CO2 Emissions By 2030

    • Date: 28/03/20
    • Reuters

    Russia has pledges to ‘cut’ CO2 emissions by a third by 2030 from 1990 levels – when the heavily industrial Soviet Union collapsed – which in reality represents an increase in Russia’s CO2 emissions from today. ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – Fossil fuel-rich Russia has for the first time set out a greener economic path for the […]

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  • Europe’s Car Industry Calls For Delay Of Costly CO2 Regulations

    • Date: 27/03/20
    • EurActiv

    Europe’s largest auto manufacturers have argued that the coronavirus outbreak will limit their ability to comply with EU rules aimed at cleaning up the sector’s carbon footprint. The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) – which represents the likes of Ford, Honda and Volkswagen – said in a letter addressed to six European Commissioners on Wednesday (25 March) […]

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  • Climate Slides On Germans’ List Of Concerns

    • Date: 27/03/20
    • Clean Energy Wire

    Just 9% of Germans cite climate change and the environment as main concern.  A new poll finds support for Angela Merkel’s conservative coalition has risen sharply as the coronavirus pandemic has hit Germany, while concern over the urgency of climate action has plummeted. […] The coronavirus pandemic has overwhelmed other concerns, including climate change, the […]

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  • US Democrats Retreat On Using Coronavirus Relief Bill For Green New Deal

    • Date: 25/03/20
    • The Washington Times

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi beat a retreat Tuesday from the massive coronavirus wish list of Green New Deal projects, immigration measures and other non-virus changes she and fellow Democrats had proposed just hours earlier. She signaled in several television interviews that her troops would likely accept the deal that will emerge from the Senate, while […]

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  • Climate Activists Block Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

    • Date: 24/03/20
    • National Public Radio

    Clean energy and climate advocates say the huge stimulus bill Congress is negotiating should address not only the economy, but also climate change. But a split over that appears to have contributed to delays in passing the bill. “Democrats won’t let us fund hospitals or save small businesses unless they get to dust off the […]

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