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  • German Wind Farms To Be Terminated As Subsidies Run Out

    • Date: 31/10/17
    • DPA/ZDF
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    Wind power is the most important component of Germany’s green energy transition. The end of subsides for older turbines, however, threatens countless wind farms. By 2023, more than a quarter of Germany’s onshore wind farms may be gone. Several thousand wind turbines in Germany are likely to be closed down in the next decade because they […]

  • Russia Warns It Won’t Ratify Paris Agreement Unless Western Sanctions Are Lifted

    • Date: 31/10/17
    • Voice of Vietnam
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    Russian ratification of the Paris climate agreement is conditional on the lifting of Western sanctions against Russia. The Russian government adviser on environmental issues issued this statement just days before the next UN Climate Conference takes place in Bonn early next week. Moscow is reluctant to ratify the Paris deal because of pressure on the […]

  • Majority Of Australians In Favour Of Quitting Paris Climate Deal For Cheaper Energy

    • Date: 31/10/17
    • The Australian
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    Newspoll: Australian voters prefer price cut to Paris accord One in two Australians believes the Paris accord on climate change should be dumped if that helps deliver cheaper power, according to Newspoll. ONE in two Australians believes that the Paris accord on climate change should be dumped if breaking the agreement delivered cheaper domestic power […]

  • Sudden Wind Price Collapse Reveals ‘Madness’ Of Germany’s Green Energy Transition

    • Date: 31/10/17
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    Autumn storm Herwart has caused chaos on the German energy market. Because of the strong wind, electricity prices collapsed into the negative. Consumers, however, won’t benefit from negative prices. For them, electricity is becoming even more expensive. Storm ‘Herwart’ has caused extreme turbulences in Germany. Now it has been revealed that the storm last weekend not […]

  • Energy customers foot the bill for failed climate policy

    • Date: 31/10/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    Dr John Constable, GWPF’s Energy Editor, contributed a “Thunderer” column to The Times on the 27th of October 2017  commenting on Professor Helm’s recent study for the UK government on the cost of energy (“Energy customers foot the bill for failed climate policy”). This version includes two links to relevant online documents. Subsidies to renewable […]

  • New Paper: Sustainability Threatens Public Health In The Developing World

    • Date: 31/10/17
    • Mikko Paunio, Priorities Magazine
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    Current conservation policies often clash with public health initiatives in the developing world but they get little attention. There are real harms in advocating water and energy conservation over people. We take sanitary practices for granted in wealthier countries but hygienic practices require water in quantity and uninterrupted power to supply that water and related […]

  • Germany’s Climate Goals Go Up in Smoke

    • Date: 31/10/17
    • Handelsblatt Global
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    Germany is often seen as a poster child for tackling climate change. In fact, the country seems almost certain to spectacularly miss its carbon emissions reduction goals for the year 2020. The climate issue is a crucial sticking point in coalition talks to form a new government under Chancellor Angela Merkel: The Green Party wants to […]

  • Global Temperatures Continue To Drop Back To Pre-El-Nino Levels

    • Date: 30/10/17
    • Clive Best
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    The HadCRUT4.5 temperature anomaly for September calculated by spherical triangulation is 0.54C, a fall of 0.17C since August. Temperatures have seemingly returned to a long trend after the 2016 El Nino. Monthly temperature anomalies for HadCRUT4.5 (HadSST3 and CRUTEM4.6 stations data) calculated by spherical triangulation method. Full post HadCRUT4 global temperature for September 2017 is 0.56 deg […]

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