• United States Aims to Build Nuclear Power Plant in South Africa

    • Date: 19/10/20
    • Tom Head, The South African

    The future of South Africa’s energy supply could be shaped by a cash injection from the United States of America. The government, in their ongoing discussions with NEDLAC and foreign investors, has entertained the idea of letting an international development firm finance and build a new nuclear power plant in Mzansi. AN AMERICAN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT IN […]

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  • EU Leaders Divided Over New Climate Goals For 2030

    • Date: 16/10/20
    • Associated Press

    BRUSSELS — European Union leaders agreed Thursday they need to raise their climate ambition above the existing target but stopped short of endorsing a proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% compared to 1990 levels. Leaders discussed the proposal from the bloc’s executive arm on the first day of an EU summit […]

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  • EU Leaders Set For Fight Over Climate Goal As Poland Seeks More Cash

    • Date: 10/10/20
    • Bloomberg

    The European Union’s shift to a stricter climate goal for the next decade requires more financial support for regions dependent on fossil fuels, Poland said. Poland’s stance underscores the challenge in advancing talks during an economic crisis on a green overhaul that affects every area from transport to farming. EU leaders are set to discuss next […]

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  • Weather Change: After Nearly Running Out Of Water In 2018, Cape Town Dams Are Now Overflowing

    • Date: 07/10/20
    • CNN

    Cape Town’s reservoirs have topped 100% for the first time in six years, a magnificent change in the “Mother City” compared to its dire situation just two years ago. In 2018 Cape Town was on the precipice of becoming the world’s first major metropolitan area to run out of water, prompting what officials referred to as “Day […]

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  • Europe’s Centre Right Parties Planning To “Seriously Undermine” EU Climate Ambition

    • Date: 05/10/20
    • Green News

    Leaked documents from the European People’s Party (EPP) show that they are planning to “seriously undermine” EU climate ambition, a European coalition of environmental groups has said.  Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe issued the warning yesterday after the documents emerged and noted that the EPP is calling for the use of international offsets, which would […]

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  • Adaptation Works, Problem Solved: Floodgates Protect Venice From Flooding

    • Date: 04/10/20
    • The New York Times

    ROME — After decades of bureaucratic delays, corruption and resistance from environmental groups, sea walls designed to defend Venice from “acqua alta,” or high water, went up on Saturday, testing their ability to battle the city’s increasingly menacing floods. By 10 a.m., all 78 floodgates barricading three inlets to the Venetian lagoon had been raised, […]

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  • EU’s carbon border tax proposal still has many grey areas

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • EurActiv

    While the EU carbon tax should be introduced at the bloc’s borders by 2022, a report details the challenges and options of this mechanism, which still has many grey areas.  The carbon border tax is one of the highlights of the European Commission’s Green Deal, and should be presented around June 2021 in view of […]

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  • French Wine Volumes to Recover After Record-Early Grape Harvest

    • Date: 01/10/20
    • Bloomberg

    France is forecasting a recovery in wine production this year as volumes increase in all main growing areas, following a record-early start to grape harvests in regions including Champagne and Burgundy. The 2020 vintage is forecast to rise 6.3% from last year to 45 million hectoliters, equivalent to about 6 billion bottles, the Agriculture Ministry […]

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