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  • Leaked EU Energy Package: Subsidies For Coal, Less Access For Renewables

    • Date: 16/11/16
    • Aline Robert, EurActiv
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    The EU claims to be promoting an ambitious agenda at the Marrakesh climate conference, but its latest piece of energy legislation could subsidise new coal capacity and undermine market access for renewables. On 30 November, the European Commission will unveil its Winter Package, a series of legislative proposals supposedly aimed at providing “clean energy for […]

  • How Trump Will Help Theresa May To Bury “Vote Blue, Go Green”

    • Date: 16/11/16
    • Mark Wallace, Conservative Home
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    The British Government has already given the green light to shale gas extraction, improving the prospect for affordable and secure supplies of domestic energy. Now they could take an axe to that “green crap” and demonstrate an immediate impact on voters’ pockets. Somewhere out there, the huskies that David Cameron hugged might still be alive. The […]

  • NOAA: U.S. Tornadoes Lowest Since Records Began

    • Date: 16/11/16
    • Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That
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    Latest data from NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center indicate that as of today, the total count for 2016 of US tornadoes are fewest in a calendar year since record-keeping began in 1954. That’s a hard fact that flies in the face of claims of extreme weather being enhanced by warmer temperatures,  as many have tried to […]

  • Nottinghamshire County Council Approves Shale Gas Drilling

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • Jemma Page, Nottingham Post
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    Nottinghamshire has moved a significant step closer to fracking being carried out within the county after the a planning application for shale gas drilling was approved. Island Gas Energy has been given the green light by Nottinghamshire County Council to drill two wells to explore the commercial viability of a potential shale deposit 3,500 metres below Misson Springs, […]

  • Geoff Hill: The New Coal War In Africa

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • Geoff Hill, The Zimbabwean
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    Listen to the greenies, and coal is killing the planet, a problem made worse by the election of Donald Trump. But as Geoff Hill discovered, it’s not that simple. If an iceberg had fallen from the sky, it wouldn’t have chilled the climate-change conference in Marrakech like news of the US election. More than 10 […]

  • Sarkozy Proposes Carbon Tax On US Goods If Trump Scraps Paris Climate Pact

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • AFP
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    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has proposed that Europe should impose a carbon tax on American imports if Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate pact. More than 100 countries have ratified the Paris global emissions deal, which was inked in December after marathon talks to cap greenhouse gases that cause […]

  • Roger Pielke Jr: Wikileaks And Me

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • Roger Pielke Jr
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    I haven’t had a chance to update this blog with anything related to the surprise (to me at least) at finding myself the subject of an email in the John Podesta email leaks from Wikileaks. That email revealed that an organization that was founded and led by Podesta, the Center for American Progress, engaged in […]

  • After Brexit & Trump Victory: Climate Deal Must Offer Hope For Coal Miners, Says German Minister

    • Date: 15/11/16
    • Ed King, Climate Home
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    A poorly managed transition from fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy and industry will lead to a rise in populist and illiberal political forces. That was the unusually blunt warning from Jochen Flasbarth, state secretary at the German Environment Ministry, in a presentation on Monday at the UN’s COP22 climate summit. On point to […]

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