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  • EU Divisions Hobble Bid to Lead Climate Deal

    • Date: 20/06/17
    • Emre Peker, The Wall Street Journal
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    BRUSSELS—European Union governments clashed Monday over joint efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, highlighting the challenges facing the bloc as it vies to lead the global fight against climate change. Environment ministers from the EU’s 28 members struggled to bridge divides on legislation to cut emissions. Some pushed for carbon subsidies to help plug national shortcomings, while […]

  • Reality Check: 85% Of Global Energy Consumption Based On Fossil Fuels

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Paul Homewood, Not A Lot Of People Know That
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    Despite a small drop in coal consumption, fossil fuels remain dominant, with a share of 85%.  Wind and solar in contrast contribute only a tiny 2.2%. http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/energy-economics/statistical-review-of-world-energy.html More on the BP Energy Review. Despite a small drop in coal consumption, fossil fuels remain dominant, with a share of 85%. Wind and solar in contrast contribute […]

  • Global Demand For Coking Coal Set To Revive UK Coal Mining

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Financial Times
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    Pit to employ more than 500 and export about 80% of its output Two years after Britain’s last deep coal mine closed, a £200m project in Cumbria wants to revive the industry. West Cumbria Mining (WCM) plans to extract high value metallurgical — or coking — coal used for steelmaking rather than the cheaper version […]

  • Roger Pielke Jr.: Climate Politics As Manichean Paranoia

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Global Warming Policy Foundation
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    Talk by Prof Roger Pielke Jr., University of Colorado London, House of Lords, Committee Room 4A 20 July 2017 – – – 6–8pm Roger Pielke Jr. The decision by US President Donald Trump to remove the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change was met with both derision and applause. Such is climate politics in the United […]

  • Exit From Paris Climate Accord: A Re-Founding Of American Democracy?

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Contrepoints/ translated by Friends of Science
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    In an interview with the French liberal newspaper Contrepoints, Belgian philosopher Drieu Godefridi discusses his view that the exit of the Trump Administration from the Paris Agreement is a sensible return to American democracy. Drieu Godefridi Interview with Drieu Godefridi, Belgian philosopher, jurist, author of “Le GIEC etMort; Vive le Science” (The IPCC is Dead: Long […]

  • Matt Ridley: Gove Needs To Watch Out For The Green Lobby

    • Date: 19/06/17
    • Matt Ridley, The Times
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    From badgers to clean-air rules, environmentalists will fight him every inch of the way to protect their vested interests Even Michael Gove’s enemies concede he is good at tackling vested interests. Even his friends concede he has a knack for making enemies in the process. In his new job as secretary of state for environment, […]

  • The Bank of England’s Response to Climate Change Policies

    • Date: 18/06/17
    • Dr John Constable: GWPF Energy Editor
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    By focusing only on risks to carbon intensive assets, whilst ignoring the possibility that current climate policies may be creating malinvestment in renewable energy technologies, the Bank of England is failing in its statutory duty to identify and address risks to the resilience of the UK financial system. The Bank of England is under a […]

  • Precedented floods

    • Date: 17/06/17
    • Andrew Montford
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    Well that wasn’t in the script was it? A couple of scientists working at the University of Liverpool have found that recent floods in the UK are not, contrary to received wisdom, anything exceptional at all. …whilst recent floods are notable, several comparable periods of increased flooding are identifiable historically, with periods of greater frequency […]

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