• Macron’s climate referendum dead in the water as Senate changes draft bill

    • Date: 12/05/21
    • France 24

    President Emmanuel Macron’s promise to enshrine the fight against climate change in the French constitution via a referendum appeared moribund on Tuesday after the upper house watered down the ambitious wording of a government-sponsored bill.  The initiative to state in the constitution that France “guarantees environmental protection and biological diversity, and combats climate change” originated […]

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  • Will the EU’s planned carbon border tax backfire?

    • Date: 11/05/21
    • EurActiv

    Emerging economies such as Brazil, South Africa, India and China, have criticised the plan as “discriminatory” and unfair to developing nations. Implementing a border levy to price carbon-intensive imports and protect European industries will be “extremely complicated,” warned Jonathan Pershing, a member of the US climate envoy’s team. “I do note that it’s extremely complicated […]

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  • Net zero leccie: Green Jersey faces blackouts as France threatens to cut off electricity

    • Date: 05/05/21
    • GWPF

    France is threatening to cut off Jersey’s electricity supply in a row over access to fishing waters. President Macron’s blackmail and the risk of devastating blackouts are real since the island has taken the foolish decision to prioritise decarbonisation over energy security, abandoning most of its on-Island electricity generation to imported nuclear and hydro-electricity from […]

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  • 20% of electric vehicle owners in California switched back to fossil fuel because charging their cars is a hassle

    • Date: 03/05/21
    • Business Insider

    Roughly one in five plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) owners switched back to owning gas-powered cars, in large part because charging the batteries was a pain in the… trunk, new study finds.  In roughly three minutes, you can fill the gas tank of a Ford Mustang and have enough range to go about 300 miles with […]

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  • Europe’s heavy industry unlikely to survive Net Zero

    • Date: 30/04/21
    • GWPF & Financial Times

    It is becoming ever more evident that much of Europe’s heavy industry is unlikely to survive the EU’s unilateral Net Zero policy. The EU’s carbon price reached a new record high of 45 euros ($54) a tonne on Tuesday. As the carbon price is expected to increase much further in the next few years, European […]

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  • Russia jubilant as US Democrats start banning fracking in California

    • Date: 25/04/21
    • GWPF & Energy Live News

    The Democrat’s left-wing Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has announced a ban on fracking, bowing to notorious campaigns by Russia and red-green activists who are opposed to shale development in the US. Russian president Vladimir Putin must be laughing all the way to Gazprom and its bank. California issues fracking ban from 2024 The move […]

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  • Bad weather: Record cold engulfs central U.S. while sweeping east

    • Date: 25/04/21
    • The Washington Post

    A cold April is breaking records and delivering rare snowfall so deep into spring. It’s not often you can make snow angels in late April. A frosty last gasp of winter swallowed much of the central United States on Tuesday into Wednesday, delivering snow all the way down to the Mid-South and sending temperatures plummeting […]

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  • Will US & European car industry survive super-cheap Chinese EVs?

    • Date: 21/04/21
    • Nikkei Asia

    EVs set to take off in China as rural consumers embrace $4,400 model. Shanghai auto show opens, targeting middle class buyers in cities next SHANGHAI — China’s biggest auto show features electric vehicles priced within reach of the rural and middle-class buyers essential for propelling the country’s green car market into high gear. At Auto […]

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