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  • Green Fury As As EU Lawmakers Pass Watered-Down ETS Reforms

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Megan Darby, Climate Home
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    Welcomed by the steel lobby and slammed by climate advocates, a package of EU carbon market reforms passed in the European Parliament on Wednesday. The carbon price stayed still at €5 a tonne as lawmakers voted for a watered down version of proposals put forward by the parliamentary environment committee. [...] Green groups expressed fury at […]

  • Energy Superpower: The United States Of Oil And Gas

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Tim Meko and Laris Karklis, The Washington Post
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    Since 2010, the United States has been in an oil-and-gas boom. In 2015, domestic production was at near-record levels, and we now produce more petroleum products than any other country in the world. President Trump said he plans to double down on the oil and gas industry, lifting regulations and drilling on federal land. Here is […]

  • U.S. Congress Probes Allegations of Politicization of NOAA Study

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
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    U.S. House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today sent a letter to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acting Administrator Benjamin Friedman requesting information on the Karl study following reports the study ignored NOAA standards, was rushed to publication, and was not free from political bias. “Allegations of politicization of government […]

  • Europe’s Green Madness: Dieselgate Was A Political Disaster

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Holman W Jenkins Jr., The Wall Street Journal
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    After the Kyoto treaty, Europe’s entire auto industry was led down the primrose lane of adopting a technology that now appears to be a commercial and regulatory dead-end. Contrary to usual practice, we’ll begin with the punch-line: less than 4/1,000ths of a degree Celsius. That’s how much warming might be spared half a century from […]

  • Britain’s Energy Policy Thrown Into Disarray As Toshiba Faces Bankruptcy

    • Date: 15/02/17
    • Rachel Millard, Daily Mail
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    Britain’s nuclear power plans were thrown into chaos last night as problems escalated at Japanese company Toshiba. It marks the latest setback to the Government’s plans to reduce carbon emissions and keep the lights on. The corporate giant owns a 60 per cent stake in the planned NuGen power plant in Cumbria that is supposed to […]

  • The Baker-Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    • Date: 14/02/17
    • Rupert Darwall, National Review Online
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    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared […]

  • Ukraine May Declare Energy Emergency Over Coal Shortage

    • Date: 14/02/17
    • Tsvetana Paraskova, OilPrice.com
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    Ukraine’s government is considering declaring a state of emergency in the energy sector due to severe shortage of coal deliveries from the conflict-torn Donbas region, which produces a large part of the coal that Ukraine’s power-generating plants consume, Ukraine’s Unian agency reported on Monday. “The issue of the introduction of a state of emergency in […]

  • California Dam Crisis Leaves Power Market Short of Big Hydro

    • Date: 14/02/17
    • Bloomberg
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    A crippled spillway is threatening to submerge an entire region of northern California after a recent deluge of rain. And the state’s power market may already be feeling it. As state officials rush to repair an emergency spillway for the Oroville dam — just 150 miles (241 kilometers) north of San Francisco — an 819-megawatt […]

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