• Will Trump send the Paris Agreement to the US Senate?

    • Date: 30/11/20
    • Benny Peiser, GWPF

    This is the key question that will determine the future of US and international climate diplomacy for years. The next few months will show whether the incoming Biden administration will get its way and rejoin the Paris climate accord as promised, or whether the outgoing Trump administration will try to prevent this from happening. Ever […]

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  • Europe’s Green Deal in limbo as EU faces existential crisis

    • Date: 27/11/20
    • The Times

    Hungary and Poland are threatening to tear up European Union treaties as they raise the stakes in a battle over democratic principles and the budget. The EU has proposed a mechanism linking its €1.8 trillion budget and coronavirus recovery package to each member state’s respect for the rule of law. Brussels has accused Poland and […]

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  • Radical activists ask Joe Biden to suspend rights, declare a ‘climate emergency’

    • Date: 25/11/20
    • Bloomberg

    Progressive environmentalists are mounting a long-shot bid to get President-elect Joe Biden to go beyond naming a climate czar and declare an environmental national emergency, borrowing a tactic employed by President Donald Trump to fund part of his border wall. Invoking a climate emergency could give Biden the authority to circumvent Congress and fund clean […]

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  • European ‘green recovery’ falters as car sales continue to tumble

    • Date: 24/11/20
    • Nasdaq News

    Passenger car registrations in EU during the ten months ended October 2020 dipped around 27% year over year to 8 million units. This marked the worst decline, outpacing the slump during the 2009 financial crisis.  The auto market in Europe is in murky waters. Production and sales of vehicles in Europe had already taken a […]

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  • Germany’s climate consensus cracks as costs mount

    • Date: 22/11/20
    • Bloomberg

    Fretting over costs, Merkel’s Christian Democrats and her Economy and Energy Minister are unwilling to increase renewable energy targets, creating an impasse for the climate bill due to be passed next week. Germany is revamping expansion plans for wind and solar power over the coming decade, exposing differences within the government over just how much […]

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  • India expresses concern over EU’s Green Deal, possible carbon taxes

    • Date: 21/11/20
    • The Hindu

    New Delhi asks EU for more details, calls for legal analysis of deal India, the US and a few other countries have expressed apprehensions over the European Green Deal and the impact of carbon border taxes that could be imposed on imports once the proposed Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) is implemented. India has called […]

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  • As green Europe declines, Russia expands gas supplies to Asia’s fast-growing markets

    • Date: 17/11/20
    • Caspian News

    As Russia’s relationship with the West reaches a new low, the world’s largest country is now looking East to diversify gas exports to Asian markets. Addressing the plenary session of the 12th VTB Capital’s Russia Calling! Investment Forum via video conference, Russian President Vladimir Putin reaffirmed Russia’s intention to boost its energy exports to Asia, who described the continent as a rapidly […]

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  • France relights coal power plants to keep the lights on

    • Date: 13/11/20
    • Europe1 News

    Since September, France has relighted four coal-fired power plants to offset the shutdown of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant and the lack of wind. The French government has compensated EDF with 377 million euros when it forces it to close the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. Now France has to restart coal plants to compensate for […]

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