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  • Australian PM Turnbull Faces Revolt Over Green Energy Policy

    • Date: 15/06/17
    • The Australian
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    Angry Coalition MPs have warned Malcolm Turnbull against embracing a clean energy target that hits consumers with higher prices, in a revolt against a sweeping plan to shift the economy to wind and solar power. Malcolm Turnbull in question time yesterday. Picture: Kym Smith fierce reaction is aimed at forcing the Prime Minister to rule […]

  • New Climate Minister: ‘Bill Payers Must Pay For Low Carbon Transition’

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Utility Week
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    The government’s newly appointed climate change minister has backed bill payer subsidies for the shift to low carbon power generation. Claire Perry was appointed climate change minister yesterday following Nick Hurd’s move to the Home Office as Theresa May continued her post-election reshuffle of the Cabinet. The government announced yesterday (June 12) that Perry, who […]

  • Ocean Cooling Resumes

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Ron Clutz, Science Matters
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    May Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) are now available, and we can see ocean cooling resuming after a short pause from the downward trajectory during the previous 12 months. HadSST is generally regarded as the best of the global SST data sets, and so the temperature story here comes from that source, the latest version being […]

  • US Shale Revolution Makes Fracking A Must For UK Industry

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Anthony Hilton, London Evening Standard
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    A post-Brexit Britain is going to have to exploit every source of wealth to stay afloat. In this, energy costs are key because you can’t make anything without energy. That means fracking whether people like it or not. Ineos is one of Britain’s leading chemicals companies with $55 billion (£43 billion) of assets, 18,600 employees […]

  • Roy Spencer: A Global Warming Red Team Warning

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Roy Spencer
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    Now that the idea of a global warming Red Team approach to help determine what our energy policy should be is gaining traction, it is important that we understand what that means to some of us who have been advocating it for over 10 years — and also what it doesn’t mean. The Red Team […]

  • Lawrence Solomon: Why Big Business CEOs Support The Paris Climate Deal

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Lawrence Solomon, Financial Post
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    For the most part, big business and big government are two sides of the same coin, each dependent on the other for its funding, each scratching the other’s back, each seeing the world through the same eyeglass. To the surprise of many, big business went ballistic last week when President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. […]

  • Marijn Poels: The Climate ‘Debate’ Is Paralysing Free Thinkers And Undermining Democracy

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Marijn Poels
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    Over a year ago I decided to invest my saved money in a completely independent documentary, “The Uncertainty Has Settled.” It was a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience. The past nine years I worked non-stop for several foundations and TV-stations as a documentary maker. Mainly focussing on human rights, environmental issues, and international development. My […]

  • Reality Check: Earth Is Not in the Midst of a Sixth Mass Extinction

    • Date: 14/06/17
    • Peter Brannen, The Atlantic
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    “As scientists we have a responsibility to be accurate about such comparisons.” At the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Smithsonian paleontologist Doug Erwin took the podium to address a ballroom full of geologists on the dynamics of mass extinctions and power grid failures—which, he claimed, unfold in the same way. “These are […]

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