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  • Green Madness: Ireland Faces €600 Million Fine For Missing EU Climate Targets

    • Date: 28/11/17
    • The Times
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    Ireland’s failure to tackle climate change was laid bare yesterday in a report that showed greenhouse gas emissions had risen by 7 per cent since 2015 despite policies aimed at reducing them. The country is likely to face multimillion-euro fines for failing to meet EU 2020 targets or will have to spend similar amounts buying […]

  • Bavarian Minister Kills Germany’s Grand Coalition On Glyphosate

    • Date: 28/11/17
    • Dirk Maxeiner, Achse des Guten
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    The EU’s vote for Glyphosate is a victory for reason and modern agriculture and a bitter defeat for the Green Panic Complex. German Minister of Agriculture Christian Schmidt (CSU) and Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) Politics is largely the art of playing with boundaries. A good example of this was provided by German Minister of Agriculture Christian […]

  • Germany’s Glyphosate U-Turn Angers Green Lobby

    • Date: 28/11/17
    • Politico
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    An EU vote approving the use of a controversial weedkiller for another five years triggered an immediate backlash from Paris and Rome, and is poisoning German politics on the eve of grand coalition talks. After more than two years of fierce political debate over whether glyphosate causes cancer, EU countries on Monday voted to renew the license […]

  • China’s Rising Coal Use Defies Forecasts

    • Date: 27/11/17
    • Radio Free Asia
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    China is gradually transforming its economy and patterns of energy consumption, but it may be decades before citizens see dramatic improvements in air quality, according to a recent report. The finding this month by the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) came as an international group of climate scientists blamed an increase in China’s coal consumption […]

  • Green Lobby Defeated As Germany Swings EU Vote In Favour Of Glyphosate

    • Date: 27/11/17
    • Deutsche Welle
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    EU member states have voted to extend the license for controversial weedkiller glyphosate. Germany’s approval was crucial in the vote, but it could derail coalition talks between Merkel’s conservative bloc and the SPD.     People wearing Juncker mask behind a banner saying democracy vs. glyphosate (Reuters/Y. Herman) An appeal committee of the EU’s executive […]

  • Grenfell Disaster: Investigation Reveals Plastic Lobby Influenced Government’s Climate Regulations

    • Date: 27/11/17
    • Sky News
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    Since the Kyoto agreement in 1997 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, successive governments have created rules about how new and refurbished buildings must be insulated to reduce heat loss. In 2011 the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) turned to the insulation industry for help, inviting representatives onto a Green Deal committee to come […]

  • 2017 Global Cyclone Energy Almost 20% Below Normal

    • Date: 26/11/17
    • P. Gosselin, No Tricks Zone
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    Global accumulated cyclone energy (ACE) is currently running 19% below average and is only 73% of what it was at this time one year ago. A look at Dr. Ryan Maue’s site here tells us a lot about how 2017 cyclone activity is doing as the Atlantic hurricane season winds down. In September the Atlantic indeed saw […]

  • First Poland, Then Germany, Now Spain: Europe Rejects Coal Phase Out

    • Date: 26/11/17
    • EurActiv
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    The Spanish government is challenging a decision by its main electricity provider to shut down two coal-fired power plants. An attitude that contravenes the Paris Agreement on climate change.   The Spanish government has engaged in a strange stand-off over Iberdrola’s plan to phase out coal, announced at climate talks in Bonn last week. The […]

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