• Bjorn Lomborg: A Path Forward After The Failed Kyoto-Paris Approach

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • Bjorn Lomborg, The Globe and Mail

    The Kyoto-Paris approach has failed. Now is time to finally stop trying to make fossil fuels too expensive to use, and instead invest in the research needed to make green energy too cheap for the entire world to resist. Like the Kyoto Protocol before it, the drastically over-hyped Paris climate treaty has fallen victim to […]

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  • The First Impact of the Climate Deal Withdrawal

    • Date: 03/06/17
    • The American Interest

    The real, measurable impacts of Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement are going to be few and far between, but the first one we’ve seen thus far has been a drop in the price of oil. This won’t hurt Trump with his voters: market participants think that the U.S. will now […]

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  • U.S. Shale Booms And Depresses Oil Prices Again

    • Date: 01/06/17
    • John Kemp, Reuters

    U.S. oil production continues to rise relentlessly, frustrating efforts by OPEC and non-OPEC oil exporters to rebalance the global market and secure an increase in the price of crude. After a devastating slump in 2015 and 2016, the U.S. oil industry has returned to strong growth, with drilling and output rising rapidly (tmsnrt.rs/2qJXDCG). U.S. production […]

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  • Game Over: Even If OPEC Wins It Loses

    • Date: 29/05/17
    • Joe Chidley, Financial Post

    OPEC looks like it’s playing to neither win nor lose. The game is over. It surprised no one, but disappointed many. Last week, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to extend the production limits it brought in last November for another nine months; the largest non-OPEC producer, Russia, also signed on for the […]

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  • Are White House Officials Planning To Kill Coal?

    • Date: 27/05/17
    • CNN Money

    President Trump has painted himself as the savior of America’s coal industry and the countless miners who have been crushed by its demise. The comments by his chief economic adviser, however, sound like they were written by President Obama’s speechwriters, not Trump’s.   “For those miners, get ready because you’re going to be working your […]

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  • China On Verge Of Mass Production Of New Nuclear Reactors

    • Date: 26/05/17
    • Nasdaq

    Government-run China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is ready to put its new third-generation reactor known as the Hualong One into “bulk construction”, the company’s vice-president Yu Peigen said on Wednesday. The dome for the fifth reactor at Fuqing is lifted on Thursday morning. /CNNC Photo Speaking at a briefing to mark the installation of the […]

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  • European Nations Set To Wipe Out Forests To Cheat On CO2 Emissions

    • Date: 23/05/17
    • Fred Pearce, New Scientist

    It looks like greenwash.  European nations publicly keen to boost their climate credentials by switching to “green” biomass are accused of working behind the scenes to expunge their carbon emissions from burning wood in power stations from national emissions statistics. “If we don’t measure emissions when trees are cut, we won’t measure them at all,” says […]

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  • Trump’s Climate Challenge: Between Energy Superpower And Green Shackles

    • Date: 22/05/17
    • Association for Geoconservation, Hong Kong

    Presentation by Dr Benny Peiser, Climate Change Forum — Hong Kong, 27 May 2017 Association for Geoconservation, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, Wanchai, Hong Kong Island 2pm  During his election campaign, Donald Trump pledged to roll back President Obama’s climate and energy policies. He promised to withdraw the US from the Paris climate agreement and […]

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