• Germany’s RWE & Trade Unions Oppose Coal Exit In 2035

    • Date: 17/09/18
    • Reuters
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    German utility RWE, its works council and trade unions say they oppose plans to end coal-fired power generation in Germany around 2035, raising questions over a possible compromise between a government commission and environmentalists. RWE said the date was unacceptable and more investments in grids and renewable energy were needed to secure energy supply in […]

  • Al Gore’s Claim About Hurricane Florence Doused By Scientists

    • Date: 17/09/18
    • Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
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    Another climate-change claim by former Vice President Al Gore is coming under fire, this one involving Hurricane Florence. Mr. Gore said Friday that two major storms from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans had never made landfall at the same time, referring to Hurricane Florence, the Category 1 hurricane that struck North Carolina on Friday, and Super Typhoon Mangkhut, […]

  • Paul Driessen: Keep Carbon Taxes In The Ground

    • Date: 17/09/18
    • Paul Driessen, Townhall
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    The House of Representatives recently passed a sense of Congress resolution that a carbon tax would kill jobs, damage the revitalized U.S. economy, and disproportionately impact poor, minority and working class families. The vote also reflects the fact that America is still over 80% dependent on fossil fuels – and helps explain why a misguided Carlos Curbelo […]

  • Betting Against Tesla: The New York Times Presents The Skeptics’ Case

    • Date: 17/09/18
    • Neal E. Boudette, The New York TImes
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    Elon Musk says short-sellers are conspiring to bring his company down. Some seasoned investors say it’s just a matter of fundamentals. For the past year, Elon Musk has waged a bitter war of words with short-sellers, the investors who are betting billions of dollars that Tesla will fail. On Twitter and in interviews, he has called […]

  • Europe’s Carbon Market Still Not Working

    • Date: 16/09/18
    • The Corner
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    Despite the strong price surge, the carbon market does not develop its intended emission reductions impact. There is no significant shift from coal to natural gas use visible. Excessive price moves in the European energy complex continue to create headlines. Analysts at Julius Baer point to carbon credits which were sold off heavily in the past […]

  • Ex-UN Climate Chief Rajendra Pachauri Faces Trial For Sexual Offenses

    • Date: 16/09/18
    • Deutsche Welle
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    An Indian court has ruled there is enough evidence for former United Nations climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to be tried on sex crime charges. Former United Nations climate chief Rajendra Pachauri will stand trial in a sexual assault and harassment case, after an employee accused him of inappropriate conduct. Police registered the case against Pachauri […]

  • California Climate Policies Facing Revolt from Civil-Rights Groups

    • Date: 16/09/18
    • Robert Bryce, National Post
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    Hugely expensive green mandates will hit poor Californians the hardest. In April, civil-rights groups sued to stop some of California’s policies designed to address climate change. Then on Monday, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law SB 100, which requires the state’s utilities to obtain all their electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045. Before signing […]

  • Did Thomas Kuhn Kill Truth?

    • Date: 15/09/18
    • David Kordahl, The New Atlantis
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    A debate on the nature of truth turns into a squabble over whether the father of the “paradigm shift” threw an ashtray at Errol Morris’s head. In 2011, the filmmaker and writer Errol Morris published a series of five articles that may rank as the oddest production of his long and varied career. The first began like […]

  • ‘Green’ Home Heating Fuels Causing ‘Extreme Levels Of Air Pollution’

    • Date: 15/09/18
    • The Irish Times
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    The increasing use of solid fuels such as wood chippings and peat products to heat homes is causing “extreme air pollution” in Dublin, scientists at NUI Galway have found. The fuels, which are marketed as being “green” and “climate-friendly”, are causing “extraordinarily high levels of pollution” threatening human health, according NUIG’s centre for climate and air pollution […]

  • Arctic Icebreaker Encounters Most Difficult Ice Conditions In 15 Years

    • Date: 15/09/18
    • High North News
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    A Swedish icebreaker on the way to the North Pole has encountered heavy ice conditions and had to stop just before the North Pole. The Swedish icebreaker Oden embarked to the North Pole from Svalbard last week but encountered difficult ice conditions not seen in one and a half decades. The captain of the Oden icebreaker described the ice […]

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