• EU Divided Over Cost Burden Of Climate Deal

    • Date: 10/12/19
    • EurActiv

    Eastern European countries, backed by trade unions, are putting pressure on EU leaders to come up with “fresh money” to support the energy transition in coal-dependent regions as part of a Green Deal due to be unveiled this week. As the European Commission prepares to outline its Green Deal on Wednesday (11 December), worries are […]

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  • Socialist Energy System Close to Collapse in South Africa

    • Date: 10/12/19
    • Bloomberg

    South Africa’s flagging economy could face a second recession in as many years due to a new wave of nationwide power cuts. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., the state-owned power utility seen by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. as the biggest threat to the country’s economy, started a fifth day of rolling blackouts on Monday due to […]

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  • COP25 Climate Summit Won’t Achieve Much, German Govt Warns

    • Date: 09/12/19
    • Clean Energy Wire

    The German delegation has dampened widespread climate activists’ hopes that a large number of countries will use the COP25 in Madrid to announce more ambitious Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. “I don’t believe there will be a wave of countries increasing their ambitions,” state secretary Jochen Flasbarth of Germany’s environment ministry said during a briefing with reference […]

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  • Green Suicide: Germany’s Industry In Freefall

    • Date: 07/12/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Its main industry is in freefall. Its political system is descending into chaos. The banking system is in crisis, and consumer demand is stuck in the doldrums. Which country? It is, of course, Germany. With every week that passes there are more and more signs of a deep malaise in its economy. The nation once known […]

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  • Winning: Revolt Brewing Against EU’s ‘Unrealistic’ Climate Goals

    • Date: 05/12/19
    • EurActiv

    Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has threatened to veto Europe’s goal of becoming the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050, adding his voice to a growing chorus of discontent as EU leaders prepare for heated climate discussions at a summit in Brussels next week. In a letter to European Commission President Ursula von […]

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  • Europe’s Eco-Policy Fiasco: EU Admits Failing At Almost Every Environmental Goal

    • Date: 04/12/19
    • Daily Express

    THE European Union is failing at almost every one of its environmental goals, a shock study by the European Environmental Agency has warned. The report, which is published every five years, has exposed “serious gaps between the state of the environment and existing EU near – and long-term policy targets”. Brussels has been urged to […]

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  • €Trillions For Nothing: European Union Set to Miss 2030 Climate Goal

    • Date: 04/12/19
    • Associated Press

    The European Union said Wednesday that it will likely miss its target for reducing greenhouse gases by 2030, dealing a blow to the bloc’s efforts to be a leader in the fight against climate change. The European Environment Agency said existing measures put the EU on course to cut its emissions of carbon dioxide and […]

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  • Europe’s Broken Climate Consensus

    • Date: 02/12/19
    • GWPF TV

    MEPs in the European Parliament have passed a resolution declaring a ‘climate emergency’, but 1/3 voted against the motion – in a sign of increasing discontent with the EU’s green ambitions.

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