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  • Pachauri’s Future In His Own Words: Will He Go Quietly?

    • Date: 16/09/10
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    On the evening after the IAC’s critical report on the processes and procedures used by the IPCC was published, Roger Harrabin of the BBC made no secret of the precarious position that the organisation’s chairman, Dr Rajendra Pachauri, is now in. Describing him as ‘putting a brave face on it’ the BBC’s Environment Analyst introduced […]

  • Spending Review May Axe CCS Subsidies For Coal Companies

    • Date: 16/09/10
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    The Treasury’s public spending review has cast doubt on the future of Longannet power station’s ambitious carbon capture programme, despite a commitment by ScottishPower to invest £5 million in university research on the project. The question mark comes despite commitments by the UK coalition Government to maintain the previous Labour government’s plans to finance four […]

  • EU Will No Longer Commit To Unilateral CO2 Targets

    • Date: 16/09/10
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    Whether intended or not, this timing offers the EU the opportunity to make its future climate policy conditional on the moves by the world’s other regional powers. By linking its decision to that of the rest of the world, Europe would begin to act as a mature competitor on the stage of international power diplomacy. It […]

  • Greg Barker Promises Transparent, Lasting and Certain Cuts In Green Subsidies

    • Date: 16/09/10
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    Climate change minister Greg Barker has set a new mantra for the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) by pledging to treat all future energy policies with TLC – transparency, longevity and certainty. Speaking to delegates at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) today, Barker vowed TLC will become the “touchstone” of all DECC […]

  • Lord Turnbull Calls For New IPCC Leadership

    • Date: 16/09/10
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    Lord Turnbull, the former head of the UK civil service, says the government must push for new leadership of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He says new leaders are needed to re-build trust in climate science following the “Climategate” e-mails affair and the IPCC’s glacier mistake. Lord Turnbull made his comments in a […]

  • Green Agenda Becomes Toxic For U.S. Republicans

    • Date: 16/09/10
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    Conservative Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell shocked the state by seizing a surprise primary victory over Republican Rep. Mike Castle, a longtime moderate lawmaker who suffered withering attacks for supporting cap and trade last year. O’Donnell, a former television political analyst and tea party candidate, achieved an unlikely outcome despite being the target of a ferocious […]

  • The Global Warming Establishment Needs More Than Cosmetic Fixes

    • Date: 16/09/10
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    When a woman consistently messes up her relationships, her therapist doesn’t just tell her to wear a new dress and change her lipstick before her next date, s/he asks her to do some real soul searching. But a new dress-and-lipstick combo is pretty much what an agency charged with reviewing the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

  • What Russia and China Really Think About Decarbonisation

    • Date: 15/09/10
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    The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation said in a statement posted on its website that China last month has agreed to offer Russia US$6 billion in loan in exchange for a 25-year long coal supply, sources reported. According to the statement, China plans to increase its annual coal import from Russia […]



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