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  • China’s Ageing Solar Panels Causing Big Environmental Problem

    • Date: 13/11/17
    • South China Morning Post
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    China will have the world’s worst problem with ageing solar panels in less than two decades, according to a recent industry estimate. Lu Fang, secretary general of the photovoltaics decision in the China Renewable Energy Society, wrote in an article circulating on mainland social media this month that the country’s cumulative capacity of retired panels […]

  • California Gov. To Vatican: ‘Brain Washing’ Needed to Tackle Climate Change

    • Date: 13/11/17
    • Joan Desmond, National Catholic Register
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    California Gov. Jerry Brown—a one-time Jesuit seminarian from a one-party state—said the dangers posed by climate change required a radical “transformation” in the world’s response. “At the highest circles, people still don’t get it,” said Brown, during his 40-minute speech at a climate change conference organized by the Pontifical Academy for Sciences. “It’s not just […]

  • Matt Ridley: Britain Doesn’t Need Another Green Quango

    • Date: 13/11/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times
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    Michael Gove’s proposed watchdog would lead to more interference when the countryside should be offered a revolution Michael Gove, the environment secretary, is right to promise higher, not lower, environmental standards once we leave the European Union. Britain has always been a pioneer of environmental policy, and indeed many of our protections pre-date our joining […]

  • The Fuzziness Of The Paris Climate Targets

    • Date: 12/11/17
    • John McLean, Melbourne, Australia
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    Governments that signed the Paris Climate Agreement and committed to making payments to the Green Climate Fund have done so at their own peril.  The absence of key data, methods of calculation and key thresholds regarding future temperature means that the potential for further financial liabilities is very significant. On Tuesday, November 7, Syria announced its […]

  • Tesla Approaches Terminal Decline

    • Date: 12/11/17
    • Seeking Alpha
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    Financial performance deteriorates – structural unprofitability likely. Most cash raised recently is already burnt – next equity sale looms. Here we are, seven months later, and Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) financial performance deteriorates at an alarming rate. Bearish macro scenarios, always just around the corner since 2011, refuse to play out and Queen TINA and King FOMO […]

  • Green Energy Madness: National Grid Pays Operators £350 Million To Switch Off Turbines

    • Date: 11/11/17
    • Daily Mail
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    Wind farm operators have been paid nearly £360million to switch off turbines because they are producing more power than the grid can take. These ‘constraint payments’ have soared since 2010 – yet more turbines continue to spring up across the country. National Grid, the power transmission network, compensates energy providers if it asks them to […]

  • The Next Shale Revolution

    • Date: 11/11/17
    • Bloomberg
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    The meteoric rise of shale over the past 2 decades has transformed the U.S. energy landscape and sent ripples through global markets. And it shows no signs of slowing down. From the big oil behemoths to the nimble but dominant players in the controversial space, this Bloomberg Television special hosted by Alix Steel examines the […]

  • Rabbi Lord Sacks: Truth Emerges From Disagreement And Debate

    • Date: 10/11/17
    • Rabbi Lord Sacks, BBC Today
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    BBC Thought of the Day, 10 November: Coming in to Broadcasting House this morning I saw for the first time the statue unveiled this week, of George Orwell, with its inscription on the wall behind, “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” […]

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